A friend of mine on facebook is posting about how, if a woman has her child removed from her custody, she should be FORCED to take birth control/have her tubes tied, and not allowed anymore children. She also claims to be a feminist.
Listen, how about we stop policing other people’s bodies and worry about our own goddamn selves, ok? And don’t claim to be a feminist then turn around and try to take away anyone’s rights.
The GOP would love that shit. All for the horrific crime of being of color, you can have your children taken away and not only have a forced surgery performed on you, but have control of your body taken away! Pro life forever!
This isn’t going to win me any liberal points, but as someone who’s been heavily involved in foster care and adoption, I actually do agree. The ‘mother’ of two of our adopted children has had five kids, all of whom she’s put into the system and made no effort to be a part of their lives other than harassing the people goodhearted enough to care for her children and provide them with an opportunity to succeed.
I think that if a person establishes a pattern of neglect or apathy towards their children, the state should have a right to surgically sterilize them. Ideally, after putting three kids into the system. However, I don’t think this should be applied solely to women, but to men as well.
I see nothing wrong with permanently revoking reproductive rights to someone who’s willing to dump their kids like garbage.