This piece of news, courtesy Life Site News, is absolutely appalling.
A recent article published in the online men’s magazine “AskMen.Com” provides advice for men on how to avoid becoming a father or husband if his girlfriend were to become pregnant. At the heart of the article is the message that women are hormonal basketcases who need to be convinced to make a decision which only honors the man’s interests and wants. With no explanation, the article was removed from the website earlier today
Isabella Snow, the magazine’s “sex education correspondent” is the author of this article.
Here are some excerpts, provided by Catholic News Agency:
Snow begins by noting that while male readers may hope a woman will “stick to the original plan and terminate the pregnancy,” some women may suddenly want to become mothers “despite previous agreements.” She advises the male reader to try to make his girlfriend consider his wants and desires by approaching her “correctly” and taking care with his “presentation.”
Snow advises discussing a possible abortion on a sofa at home to provide intimacy and “reduced eye contact,” purportedly to make it easier for the woman to speak “openly.”
“You’ll also want to take care with your word choice; pregnant women tend to feel like they’re carrying someone, as opposed to something, even if she is just a month or so pregnant,” Snow adds.
Snow describes these tactics as a matter of self-interest.
An unsupported woman could despair, in which state women “rarely make rational decisions.” Further, the column says, withdrawing from a woman would encourage her to ignore “any needs of yours that she may have been considering.”
Snow tells her readers “[if] your woman decides to have the baby anyway, this does not mean you’re required to get married or move in together.”
“You’ll probably want to provide for your child regardless, but if you’ve been clear about your intentions from the start, you are not obligated to contribute beyond what your conscience and the law expects of you. This was her decision, not yours, and the bulk of the responsibility is now hers.”
“Take a moment to spell this out for her when she gives you the final decision; it may just sway her over to your side,” Snow advises.
My final comment: It takes two to tango. To believe that the “bulk of the responsibility” is the woman’s is extremely irresponsible and selfish. Furthermore, the portrayal of women as easily manipulated and overly emotional should make every feminist, regardless of her view on abortion, infuriated.
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