Saturday, March 12, 2005
Its been a strange week of contradictions. This past tuesday on International women's day i went out the spike to support the catholic workers trial. When I got to the spike I didn't recognize a face excepted for the painted poster of the pitspot ploughshare five. The centre of O'Connel st was filled with catholic workers from the states, a bisphop and a few other 'nutbags'. Within moments they got me a banner to hold with this women from Inthica who came to dublin with 13 members of her family. I stood there wondering why I was there and feeling for the first time at a protest that yes we were nutbags. And not in a we seem like nut bags but I think we are spot on kinda way. Instead, truely nutbags, five people come accross the world and in a few days smash up a war plane . . . fair play, except they didn't even attempt to get away. Instead they decided to sit down and pray. It reminds me of a insisdent that happened to a friend recently. The alarm was going off in there apartment. Three of them tried to shut it off and called the security system to find out the code. One of them went into her room to pray. When the alarm was turned off due to the efforts of the three, the one came out of her room and said something to the effect 'i told you praying would work' nutbag.
so there I am on international womens day, thinking that after work I was going to be heading to an alliance for choice event and here I was surrounded by pro-lifers. The asame people I am showing solidarity towards have in the past picketed outside of abortion clinics. I started to feel very uncomfortable and wanted to get away from these catholic 'anarchists'.
just a few days later at work I met this guy who talked a mile a min and basically talked in quotes, stats and pre planned rants. From his talk he informed me that he had a consistant pro-life stance, and that he was an anarchist. He informed me about websites such as libertarians for life, anarchists for life and feminists for life. He made buzzar statements such as abortion is a product of heterosexist society and that gay people dont' have abortions. which he then qualified by saying unless they are raped . . . and when I mentioned that of course gay men arn't having abortions since they are men, and questioned him about bisexual people . . . he was very dismissive.
He continued by saying that capital punishment, and aborition are state sactioned murder. which doensn't take in the reality of the country he is living in and the expereince of women throughout time and poor women who are forced to get illegal backstreet abortions.
We was one fo the most inferiating people I have had the displeasur of meeting. Telling me that yes women should be able to control there bodies, sexuality and reproduction system, and they should do it by not sleeping around and using controceptions.
He is no different then any other pro-lifer out there, the inferioriating part is his insisntance of being an anarchist. puke!
Being a gay man, i am sure he has never had the experience of a pregancy scare and having to worry about himself or his partner being pregnant. He doesn't have to worry wether the pill is working. I wonder if he feels that gay men with gay deserve it aswell . . .
with anarchists like these around you don't really need the new right at all.
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