but i hope you don’t mind. it’s making me feel better to not be bottling this all up anymore.
and then i read Mel’s post this morning, and it was so nice to read what i had been trying to articulate coming from someone else’s brain. my favorite part:
I can wrap my mind around a woman supporting Republican economic policies. I can wrap my mind around a woman being pro-gun. I can wrap my mind around a woman believing abortion is morally wrong and would not partake in it herself even if raped. But I can’t really wrap my mind around a woman taking it a step further and saying, “Because I believe that life begins at conception, I want to force all other women to think as I do about my reproductive organs.” Because I can’t believe any of us sit around and think to ourselves, “I’d be totally okay if someone else foisted their beliefs on me.”
It all comes down to this: I don’t know what goes on in your world as well as you do because I am an outsider to your life. And I don’t want to inflict my beliefs on you because I have no idea how those beliefs will have a ripple effect on the rest of your world.
so in case you didn’t know how amazing Mel is, go read the rest of what she wrote.