The word “nuanced” has been ruined. “Characterized by subtle shades of meaning or expression” that’s a beautiful definition right? It's like a painting of a sunset. It’s too bad the other side has been smearing shit on canvases and calling it art for years. So now instead of a sunset painting we’d just like to have one canvas covered firmly with the words “Fuck You, I Get To Control My Body.”
Y’all, we were EXCITED when Dr. Leana Wen started at Planned Parenthood but her latest string of quotes has been… rulllll bad. Like, embarrassingly bad. The whole thing about “safe, legal, and rare” is it’s… so 1992. It’s from a time when misguided second wavers thought we could maybe just reason with a few Christians to be good humans by tempering our demands which is sooo NEVER HELPFUL. And I say *we* but I was like 2 then so… don’t blame me.
But guess what… Leana… that’s not the world we live in. And YES when doctors are specifically consulting their patients THEY can get into the nuances with them. They can say “OK, tell me what you want to do. You are in control here.” They can care about each person’s individual preferences. BUT NOT WHEN YOU’RE RUNNING A REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS NONPROFIT. Then “nuance” just means “diluting our message to compromise with people that don’t actually care about other people.” If you’re a huge org that provides abortion… you might wanna try SUPPORTING ABORTION!
A rep in Florida introduced a 6-week ban THIS TIME WITH NO EXCEPTIONS FOR RAPE OR INCEST because… God told him too. Yeah, these folks… they def just want to have ***nuanced*** conversations.
Or let’s go closer to home to every article written about… Planned Parenthood pulling out of Title X. Do you think the anti-choice movement has a smart nuanced take on that? A take that acknowledges that they’ve always hated Planned Parenthood and said they do nothing good??? NO OF COURSE NOT! In every version of the article we hear our side talking about how the Title X regulations have made it so people are losing healthcare and then some anti-abortion dickwad being like “Well, they COULDA just complied with regulations but they’ve instead decided to NOT help these poor women.” YOU FUCKS NEVER SAID PLANNED PARENTHOOD DID ANYYYYY GOOD UNTIL NOW. You can’t just play both sides like this. Also in this article about Ohio we get a great BONUS bad quote:
“…Fortunately for the rest of us, there are hundreds and hundreds of community health centers, local departments of health, minute clinics in every Kroger, Walgreens, Rite Aid, CVS, there are plenty of options for women.”
THE PROBLEM IS NOT THAT WE DON’T KNOW WHERE TO BUY THIS SHIT. KROGER???? THE PROBLEM IS THAT PEOPLE CAN’T AFFORD IT YOU FUCKING DUMBASS!!!
OK y’all we need to go bang our heads against a wall for the next ten to twenty hours.