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Recently Glamour magazine, in a joint project with GQ, published “12 Men Share Their Abortion Stories.” Given the potential un-wokeness of such a venture—“no uterus no voice,” right?—the author has to justify the article by explaining, “Most [women who get abortions] were impregnated by a man.”
Think of the project as mustering the other half of humanity in the effort to normalize what remains for most people a distasteful procedure. Organizations like “We Testify” and “Shout Your Abortion” provide a forum for women to discuss openly why they got abortions and what it was like. Glamour and GQ pick up the slack for men.
Effort - Category - Leftism - Normalization - Program
Clearly the effort falls in the category of “normalization.” Leftism depends on normalization for so much of its program, because so much of its program goes against what is normal. Changed societies need changed minds, and to change minds they need… encouragement. The left uses many propaganda tools—it’s not easy changing the world!—but repetition has always been a standby.
If those patriarchal tools of reason, rationality, and science don’t work, just browbeat everyone with your new normal until they give in. It worked with gay marriage. Perhaps it could work with abortion, and so we got the “Shout Your Abortion” movement and the attempt to normalize this brutal procedure.
Left - Years - Area - Sexuality - Something
The left has spent more than 50 years trying to normalize the monstrous, usually in the area of sexuality. But something happened with a generation raised in this era of normalizing the monstrous. The monsters didn’t go away.
No, emerging from suppressed psyches came lyrics like that of Metallica’s “Enter Sandman,” where a child prays the classic nighttime prayer, “Now I lay me down to sleep,” but is interrupted by a growling, “Hush little baby, don’t say a word / And never mind that noise you heard / It’s just the beasts...
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