DEAR BLACK MEN
STOP BLAMING PLANNED PARENTHOOD AND FEMINISM FOR THE DESTRUCTION OF THE BLACK FAMILY.
look inside yourselves…
ask yourself why a Black woman would seek out feminism? How are treating Black women that feminism is attractive.
I will say for myself, that gender bias and inequality, in my home, the homes of friends, the church, the school, on the street and in the club… made feminism attractive to me.
ask yourself why that Black woman might want access to birthcontrol? might not want to raise your baby?
for myself… I wanted to finish school, i got birth control and physical exams to be responsible about my own health. and when that birth control failed, i choose to electively terminate that pregnancy because you already had baby mamas, didnt support my personal goals, think child support is a gift out of the kindness of your heart, got me drunk/ignored my “NO” to contol and contain me and my ambition.
there are structural and systemic factors that negatively impact Black people… but my reasons for being a feminist and having an abortion are very personal. BECAUSE I AM A GROWN AS WOMAN, not a girl, not a female, not a chick. and as grown ass woman, I do what I wanna do.
you mad? get a cape…