AskMen.com has been criticized for the way it objectifies women with
its "Top 99 Women" poll among other unfavorable facets of the site.
This particular article lays out a guide for men who don't want their
partners to give birth to their preborn children. Written by a woman,
Isabella Snow, it purports to be an inside look at how women think and
act in such situations.
happy pregnant.jpg"For some women, getting pregnant can start clocks
ticking and make them suddenly want to be mothers, despite previous
agreements," warns Snow. In other words, she's not in her usual state
of mind: you are going to have to do your utmost to convince her to
deny new maternal feelings.
The entire article is geared against innocent preborn life and instead
focuses on wants and lifestyles, primarily of the father....
Copious hints and suggestions are given to help the man make his
partner feel relaxed and comfortable as he attempts to convince her
that an abortion is the most favorable option. It's for a purely
selfish motive: becoming a father could "put tremendous stress on a
relationship, particularly if [he doesn't] want to have a child, but
[doesn't] want to lose the girl, either."
harley.jpgThe third person in the relationship is brushed aside as a
mere "issue of an unwanted pregnancy" which encourages men to treat the
situation as if it is only themselves and their partner that need
consideration: "Will you have to sell your Harley and get a station
wagon?" asks the author.
Oh, what a terrible thought! Yes, clearly ending the life of your
unborn child is more preferable!
Ultimately, according to Snow, if a man has made it clear he has no
desire for the pregnancy to continue, he is freed from any obligation
to stick with the relationship.
The only redeeming factor to the article is it suggests if mothers
insist on allowing their preborn children to live, men should feel free
to change their minds and embrace their future roles as fathers.
Contact: Andy M.
Date: July 3, 2009
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