Didn’t Ya Know- Choice Kills!

This is just, wow. I have no words. Ok, that’s a lie. I have one word: Bullsh*t. Make that two words: Hilarious bullsh*t.

This website aims to “expose choice as the killer it is”.

How, you ask?

Why, by selling T-shirts and bumper stickers with pictures of babies being stabbed by machetes, of course!

But don’t worry, that’s not the only technique this campaign is using to convince the world of how wrong it is to give women autonomy over their own bodies. They’ve also created a mascot- That’s right folks. Meet Judy, the talking embryo. All she wants is to “get out of here alive.” Unfortunately, a machete (the abortionist’s tool of choice, don’t ya know) enters and puts an end to that dream. The fate of the woman whose cartoon stomach has apparently just been stabbed with a machete is left unclear.

There are a billion things wrong with this picture- the absence of recognition of a woman’s personhood being one of them- but the most egregious in my mind is the cheesiness. I mean, as Chloe points out, can we at least have a little creativity? Some alliteration or something? Can I get an Emilia the Embryo?

Additionally, the “testimonies” from the models are hilariously fake, as evidenced by the tiny disclaimer after the fake comments and pics:

“*typical comments from typical young women but not necessarily these models”

Vomit. Next time you’re going to launch a campaign against women’s autonomy, maybe you should consult some real women first.

Big ups to Audacia Ray for the link.

Brooklyn, NY

Lori Adelman is a writer and advocate focusing on race, gender, and sexual and reproductive rights. In addition to serving as an Executive Director at Feministing, Lori is the Director of Global Communications at Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Lori has previously worked at the United Nations Foundation, the International Women’s Health Coalition, and Human Rights Watch, and has written for a host of print and digital properties including Rookie Magazine, The Grio, and the New York Times Magazine. She regularly appears on radio and television, and has spoken at college campuses across the U.S. about topics like the politics of black hair, transnational movement building, and the undercover feminism of Nicki Minaj. In 2014, she was named to The Root 100 list of the nation's most influential African Americans, and to the Forbes Magazine list of the "30 Under 30" successful people in media.

Lori Adelman is an Executive Director of Feministing in charge of Partnerships.

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