Nope, white lady. You don’t fucking get to say this. Also, NOT TRUE.
Clearly, I think that the assault on reproductive freedom is terrible. I fucking hate it. But to try to say that forced transvaginal ultrasounds are “effectively slavery” - NO.
I’m a historian of slavery in the Caribbean, which was, relatively, the most horrific space to be an enslaved person in the Americas. And when I think of enslaved women I think of terror, I think of sexual violence, I think of physical punishment, I think of hunger, I think of living in a constant state of non-consent, having no control at any moment to what happens to you.
The anti-choice legislation that is being proposed and passed is not “effectively re-instituting slavery.” She sounds like a fucking late-18th century British colonist talking about being “enslaved” by the British Crown. NO. Just. White feminist lady, I say to you: WHAT THE FUCK? Also, sit down and, for everything that’s right in the world, shut the fuck up.
As much as I would like to agree with you when you say that white women do not get to say this, Mrs. Joann is correct in the quote.
Limits on women’s reproductive freedom is a form of sexual slavery and failure to recognize that as such validates and justifies the radical anti-choice laws being passed in the states right now.