I love the internet it's a place full of beauty and a place full of stupidity and horror.
When I'm sad, bored and stressed nothing makes me feel better than arguing with anti-choice people on my Planned Parenthood and NARAL, Huff Post Women's facebook pages. I love when they come to a post staunchly pro-abortion and spout their nonsense.
I enjoy seeing women gang up on the young men who think they should have an opinion on how a uterus is used while living with their parents, overly Christian moms in yoga pants and old creepy men who probably wank off to fetus porn.
I love the common arguments I see trolls throw out:
It's a baby! That makes it mmmuuuurrrrdddeerrr!
It shouldn't be used as birth control!! Waaaahhhh
I have a penis and I think I should be able to tell you what to do with your own body!
I don't understand the concept of bodily autonomy, duh doy.
It's alive because it has a heartbeat at 42 days! I don't get the difference between something being alive and when something is viable. (Cancer is technically alive, just saying.)
Today though I heard a new one. Me and several women arguing with a troll online stopped dead as he told us we were all committers of filicide. Which is the killing of one's son or daughter.
He also posted that over 60 million abortions have been performed since 1973.
I laughed him off the planet because I did not see the "since 1973" as I was too focused on the fact he had just used the term filicide in relation to abortion.
He corrected me with a website that is literally an abortion clock counting down the abortions since 1973. (Some of the countdowns on this are accurate and some are not) See for yourself:
I apologized, as I had not read his comment as well as I should have. I know how many abortions have been performed since Roe V Wade and his number is correct, if not a little high.
I, in accident, read the statement as " 60 million abortions have been performed within the past year."As a different troll with the same first name had made a similar claim to me a few days prior.
However I am a grown woman who can admit when she is wrong, so I told the old creepy troll I was sorry, yes he is correct about the number. However, that did not make him correct about the term filicide. I explained how a fetus is not a baby and he was using the term to elicit a powerful emotional and visual response, but that he was barking up the wrong tree with that tactic. The women on these pages do not suffer fools.
While I may never understand what makes one person go, "I have the right to tell you what to do with your body" I do understand this it is your own personal opinion and it's fine for you to have one that is factually and scientifically incorrect, mean, racist or hateful. However, these thoughts should not be spewed outside of your own home.
If you are anti-abortion and you want to stalk and linger on a pro-abortion page at least make comments that don't make you sound like a raving lunatic. Pro-Abortion advocates take one look at dramatic hysterical words like; murder, filicide, baby, and anything religious and we roll our eyes and instantly you are just some crazy right-wing conspiracy theorist. It's fun for us to tell you to fuck off and correct your woefully ignorant stance, but we can't take you seriously.
I know I can't change the mind of someone who is anti-choice, but on the same side, you won't change my mind with your fake pictures of abortions, incorrect terminology or twisting of actual abortion science and facts.
At the end of the day if you don't like abortion, don't have one. If you don't have a uterus you get NO SAY!
If you get off on having strong independent women telling you to suck a bag of dicks, fine, but at least admit that to yourself.
I don't go on conservative pages for kicks and troll their god-says-abortion-is-wrong articles. It would be pointless.
So thank you to all the trolls and bots I've argued with in the past months, you've relieved tension and stress and given me a few good laughs. You've shown me how many amazing women (and men) are out there ready to defend our reproductive rights and reminded me that no matter how stupid your comments are I need to remember to take all the awful in and not miss a word.
And if you are an anti-abortion person and you've stumbled across this blog, I know you will dismiss it all. So, if you take nothing else with you, take this:
Because if you care more about a fetus than a living human woman? You are the evil thing in this world, not a woman accessing healthcare.