Feminist writer says women aren’t the only ones who need abortions

Wait til you get a load of this.

A writer over at Huffington Post is claiming that women aren’t the only people who need abortions and that the current fight for women’s rights are ignoring transgender men and “other gendernonconforming” people who get abortions too.

Alanna Vagianos interviewed several people for her essay, including someone who identifies as a they/them. “I didn’t have any frame of reference for what an abortion would be like, period. Not to mention what an abortion would be like as a nonbinary person,” said the person Vagianos interviewed.

They also complained about the treatment they received at Planned Parenthood, saying the abortion provider couldn’t figure out how to address a genderless person.

“I got called ‘Miss’ and ‘Ma’am’ all the time,” they said. “And [the staff] was super sweet to me, but I was too terrified to really sit down and have a conversation and say, ‘Hey, my pronouns are this and my identity is this, could you stop doing that?’

And they are also really angry over being ignored when it comes to the controversy over the new abortion laws in states like Alabama, Ohio and Mississippi.

“To completely ignore a giant group of people that need access ― and who are already having a hard time going into health care spaces ― it is just mind-blowing to me, and it’s incredibly frustrating.”

Another transgender person interviewed for the piece said:

“Just based on the history of how these laws were created, naturally the narrative and the conversations behind it become this cis-het [cisgender, heteronormative] centered narrative.”

“Cis folks need to understand that they operate within a privilege,” Redman said. “I don’t care what other racial or ethnic identity you identify with but just by the premise of being cis-identified, there is so much more privilege that you have over folks who do not identify as cis.”

So there ya have it – abortions aren’t even just for women anymore in the liberal crowd.


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