Choosing what to read at public events is always a kind of game for me: I want to engage my audience, and every audience is slightly different. But more and more, I also want to challenge them. However, I am, by nature, a non-confrontational type of person. I mean, really, I get nauseated at the thought of a face-to-face debate. I feel ill equipped to write (or deliver) anything with a controversial or political charge. So what's a self-proclaimed pro-life feminist to do?
After mulling it over for the past couple days, I'm pretty sure I'm going to make myself a Feminists For Life inspired t-shirt:
Anyhow, like I said, I'm the non-confrontational type, and I'm not sure how I'll be received in my "anti-choice fanatic" garb. So I was still undecided until I read this blog post by Bryan Kemper. If abortion is so "OK," why would a man have to pressure his wife to get one? If "mainstream feminism" with all the "it's just a blob of tissue" rhetoric is so "good for women," why would a woman who has had an abortion be in such heart-wrenching pain?
And that is only one story told among the thousands daily in this country alone. But for that one woman and her alone, I'm ready to make a t-shirt and wear it too.
Oh, what am I reading? I'll figure that out later. But I can bet it will include something of the joys of motherhood!