Both women and men have made it possible for men to have choice: no woman or government can force a man into fatherhood.
But Michael Kimmel would have you believe that most women would take that choice away if they could, which is an obvious lie. From her own mouth she admits it has overwhelmingly been women on the Supreme Court, in Congress, and the judiciary that have stood along with the vast majority of women and men who believe in a man’s right to choose.
Which brings me to Kimmel’s latest attempt to double down on her doublespeak: to help women we must help men. Huh?
As part of the cast, Kimmel attended the première of “The Red Pill” movie in NYC, a documentary by a masculist that explores the women’s rights movement and the issues that concern them. The movie has garnered rave reviews by many, but has been panned by masculists and ideologues who refuse to consider that their narrative of victim-hood and matriarchy is faulty, most of whom haven’t seen the movie yet, as it’s had limited screenings.
But not for long. Cassie Jaye, the director of “The Red Pill” has made a blockbuster of a documentary that is on track to take the world by storm, stunning many in the masculist world with its unassailable evidence that women and girls have issues that people like Kimmel have denied and dismissed. I suspect she was not happy how she comes off in the movie, along with the other masculists that blame women for their own problems, trying to make the movement into a group of angry white women. Oh, she already tried selling that.
When TRP gets wide distribution the world will see that the MHRM is a grassroots movement of women and men of all colors and backgrounds seeking true equality for women and men, including the choice when to procreate.
Kimmel’s rhetoric about how women will benefit by supporting masculist causes like “HeForShe” and protecting men’s right to choose doesn’t fly to any sane person.
For women to be able to choose when to parent women must have the equivalent reproductive rights that men have.
Women know only too well that men’s reproductive rights give none of the same rights to them, and Kimmel lies when she says men’s reproductive rights “offer almost as much freedom to us as they do to men.” How so, Michael? Using your examples, with men having unilateral reproductive power to force women into motherhood, I give its possible outcome:
- Mothers who already have three children, and fear they can’t afford a fourth (if Dad wants the child, she’s forced)
- Gals who only “hooked up” with his last night, and have no interest in a relationship, let alone a baby (if he wants the child, she’s forced)
- Women whose careers are just starting and don’t want a baby now (if he wants the child, she’s forced)
- Compassionate partners who foresee lives of pain for babies who would be born with serious birth defects (if he wants the child, she’s forced)
- The friends, partners and wives of those who have been sexually assaulted (if he wants the child, she’s forced)
Oh, I see Michael, women have to hope he agrees with her, but if not she’s forced into parenthood, and if she doesn’t pay child support, she will be jailed. That’s what masculism has brought to women. No rights, only responsibilities for his choice.
If masculists want true equality – and that means reproductive rights for all – men and women should have the right to opt out of parenthood, not just men.
Kimmel thinks she supports reproductive rights for men, but let’s call it what it is – reproductive privilege for men.
And in the highly unlikely event that Roe vs. Wade is overturned and some rogue states remove the option of abortion available to men, that would give men the same reproductive choices as women, which is to say none.*
And let me correct your quote, Michael: “Stated most simply, women are stakeholders in the debate about
men’s people’s reproductive rights.
*Not quite, as men could still give babies up for adoption, as well as the freeing option of “safe-baby surrender.”