The idea that men are ineligible to speak out on abortion has at least six flaws, each of which should be understood and articulated by men who desire to speak on the issue. Those argumentative flaws follow in no particular order of importance:...
Uhg, I HATE this. I've seen men yell at men about how men aren't allowed to have opinions on this issue. And when I or some other female asks, "Well, then why do you care? Why do YOU have an opinion?" He answers something like, "I don't, this is my wife's/girlfriend's opinion, and those men are undermining and demeaning it!" My fist thought is "ew, way to show some balls", my second thought is "well, how do you know they aren't defending their wife's and girlfriend's opinions?" But I've never said either outloud, it would have been wasted breath.
Recently, a student asked me whether I had a right to speak out on abortion given that I am a man and could never experience pregnancy. I countered by asking him whether arguments have testicles. The question drew laughter from other students who were listening to the exchange. But my point was serious and worth addressing at length.
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