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 started blogging with Feministing in 2008, and now runs partnerships and strategy as a co-Executive Director. She is also the Director of Youth Engagement at Women Deliver, where she promotes meaningful youth engagement in international development efforts, including through running the award-winning Women Deliver Young Leaders Program. Lori was formerly the Director of Global Communications at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and has also worked at the United Nations Foundation on the Secretary-General's flagship Every Woman Every Child initiative, and at the International Women’s Health Coalition and Human Rights Watch. As a leading voice on women’s rights issues, Lori frequently consults, speaks and publishes on feminism, activism and movement-building. A graduate of Harvard University, Lori has been named to The Root 100 list of the most influential African Americans in the United States, and to Forbes Magazine‘s list of the “30 Under 30” successful mediamakers. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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

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