Friday, May 09, 2014

Turning the "necessary evil" into a "positive good"...and failing.

There is a video going around of a 20-something year old woman who filmed he abortion procedure.  It's obviously intended as a celebration of Womynhood and Empowerment.

But it's a different era.  The kickback is not what the "War on Women" left might expect.

For example, young women are parodying the video.

I wasn't interested in watching the video, but after seeing the parody I did.

The parody is dead on accurate.

Here is the video.

Notice Emily's demeanor "before" and "after" the abortion?  Turn off the sound and watch it from about 2:30 minutes.  Also, Elizabeth Scalia is right. After the abortion, Emily appears to be depressed.

If you let yourself become distracted by what is coming from her mouth, you miss all that is revealed in her face, which tells the whole, and very different story. A month after the abortion — with the dramatic change in hairstyle that so many women effect when emotions are high and they need to feel in control of something — watch Emily, then. The light is gone from her eyes. The seeming disconnect between pc-fed head and instinctive heart is laid out in breathtaking and stark incongruity, even down to the shadows, the blue note, the lack of energy. Devastating. Cognizant of it or not, she is a mother in grief.

Here's a photo that captures the difference:



Matt Walsh makes the following observation:

“I feel in awe of the fact that I can make a baby. I can make a life. I knew what I was doing was right because it was right for me, and no one else.”
The last sentence perfectly encapsulates the entire philosophy of American ‘progressivism.’ I know what I’m doing is right, because it’s right for me. One day, I believe that phrase will be the epithet on the tombstone of modern culture.
I know that it is right — because it’s right for me. So succinct, so emblematic, so tragic.
But the first two sentences seem to be the words of a psychopath. She delights in the destruction of life, because it lets her know that life is possible. This sounds like dialogue from an episode of Dexter, not a thing that a real non-institutionalized person would actually say.



Anonymous said...

She has gone against her own female nature in what has happened. It is a tragic loss and somehow her being knows this.

marian said...

Thanks for posting what Matt Walsh has to say on this.

John Kasaian said...

Could be a fake!

Lauran said...

The tragedy is that it wasn't right for her--either.

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