Day 1 – Do you believe in god?/What religion are you?
Day 2 – Do you believe in an afterlife? What do you believe happens when you die?
Day 3 – Are you proud to be from whatever country you are from?
Day 4 – What is your view on gay marriage? Homosexuality in general?
Day 5 – Do you think sex before marriage is okay?
Day 6 – How do you feel that sex education should be handled in schools?
Day 7 – Do you want to get married and/or have kids?
Day 8 – Do you think any drugs should be legalized? Do you think there should be an age for drinking?

Day 9 – Pro-life or pro-choice?
Day 10 – Have any opinions about year-round schooling?
Day 11 – What do you think about prostitution? Should it be legal?
Day 12 – Do you think men today are too “wimpy” and need to “man up”? How do you feel about gender roles as a whole?
Day 13 – Do you think there should be an age to get tattoos/piercings without the consent of a parent?
Day 14 – Do you believe in aliens?
Day 15 – Do you believe in regrets? Do you have any terrible ones?
Day 16 – What do you want to happen to your body when you die?
Day 17 – How about that cloning stuff?
Day 18 – What is your take on people who self harm (cutting, burning, scratching etc etc.)
Day 19 – Do you think high schools should give out free contraceptives?
Day 20 – What do you think about plastic surgery?
Day 21 – What do you think about the death penalty?
Day 22 – Do you say your country’s national anthem/pledge of allegiance when it is said/listened to?
Day 23 – What do you think about thinspo?
Day 24 – Euthanasia – Your thoughts?
Day 25 – Do you think violent video games should be banned?
Day 26 – Which do you think should be taught in schools: Evolution or creationism?
Day 27 – “Illegal” downloading – Yay or nay?
Day 28 – Do you think zero tolerance policies are effective in achieving their objectives?
Day 29 – Do you feel as though women should be able to walk around topless like men? Why or why not?
Day 30 – Do you think the internet should be censored?

First of all…sorry for the delay. Had a few minor crisises. Didn’t have time to get to a computer. So again with a multipost day!

I actually have a big ol’ draft about this topic waiting for me to be not-angry-about-the-state-of-the-world long enough to proofread and edit it. So I’m not getting too deep into my reasons why in this post. You’ll just have to wait if you really want to know 🙂 I’m kinda summarizing at this point, and leaving out a LOT of the reasons why I feel the way I feel, just taking one or two of them and quickly going over them. Sorry if it’s kinda all over the place. And if you’re easily offended, you might want to skip this post. I swear and get a bit flippant at times, but I’m angry about all the bullshit I’ve seen surrounding this topic, so this is my way of blowing off steam. And it’s my blog, so I get to do that. I’m not likely to want to argue about this topic in the comments, but you’re welcome to try if you want. But don’t get too disappointed if I don’t engage you….

But I’m pro-choice. Wholeheartedly. The short of it is this: Women (and men) should be allowed to have control over their bodies. So far, so good, right? People should be able to do what they want with their bodies doesn’t seem like too much of a revolutionary concept, right? This should also extend to being able to have control of what’s in their bodies. You shouldn’t force drugs down someone’s throat against their will, you shouldn’t force them to eat food that they don’t believe is good for them (except if you’re a parent of a child, but that’s a different story)…I believe this right should extend to the uterus of a person as well.

“But wait!” I can hear some of you cry. “A fetus is a living being! Therefore it’s a special case, and you’re infringing on this person’s right to live!”

Okay, let’s, for argument’s sake, say that I’ll bite. Say that, for the time being, I’ll accept that I think life begins at conception and at that moment becomes a person (which I don’t. This is a hypothetical). That would give the fetus the same rights as other humans. And no other human I know of has the right to inhabit another without their consent. If I somehow managed to crawl inside boyfriend (he’s bigger than me. It might be a tight fit, but I’m sure I could make it work), and was taking part of his food, and making him tired, and just generally wrecking havoc on his body the same way a baby does to a body, I wouldn’t blame him for ejecting me if he so desired. Same with a baby. If it’s a person, it should get the same rights as every other person. It should not be allowed to act as a parasite upon an unwilling body. If the person is willing to live with, and nurture, and grow that clump of cells into a full-blown person, then go ahead. I’m happy for you. Love and cherish your time with your baby once it’s born. But forcing a woman to carry a baby to term when she doesn’t want it/can’t take care of it is just as bad as forcing a woman to abort a child she wants.

Also, what about in the case of rape? That baby could be a constant reminder of what happened to the woman, which can’t be very psychologically healthy. Why punish a woman for the choices of others? (If you say that “She must have done something to deserve it..”…please remove yourself from the gene pool now, plzkthx. No one, and I mean NO ONE, ever “deserves” to be raped. (Using men here because a man or women who was raped by a woman, wouldn’t cause the person to become pregnant, but I realize such things happen. I also realize men can rape men as well, but again, no pregnancy.) Men are humans, they have as much free will as the rest of us, and as much self control. I call bullshit on “I couldn’t help myself!” defense. Grow up, and take responsibility for your choice to rape someone.)

Also, it’s safer. If abortion is made illegal, women will just go underground to get them. The coat hanger is not a myth. Every year, in countries where abortion is illegal, people die in the attempt to have an abortion. If saving lives is so important to you, why not make it so that at least the mother will survive, instead of forcing her to seek out an underground one where they may both die.

There’s also the issues of needing an abortion to save the life of the mother, or if the child has serious genetic defects, or if the woman can’t support it, and a whole other slew of ways to go at this topic. But like I said, you’ll just have to wait for the full post about it.

PS – I’m tired of people saying women who have abortions aren’t “taking responsibility for their actions”. Fuck you. They are taking responsibility for their actions, they’re taking care of the situation, and just because you don’t like their solution doesn’t negate the fact that they have taken responsibility for their actions.

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