The 1930s called, they want their pregnancy discrimination back: Hollywood and Abortion

The requirement to have an abortion to make it as an actress may not be explicit, but that doesn’t make it any less real – the stories of Milano, Jamil and Williams demonstrate as much. Hollywood is one of those industries where motherhood and pregnancy are poison to a woman’s career. The studios have ingeniously managed to hide their exploitation of women under the very mantle of women’s rights.

Marketing, motherhood and the problems with glorifying pregnancy

It is mind-blowing to think that an entire human grew, from scratch, inside a woman. But let’s be cautious about our language. If we put motherhood on too much of a pedestal, we run the risk of telling women that maybe they should steer clear. Maybe they’re not quite able to take on the awesome burden of motherhood. Maybe they’re not quite up to the task of being Supermamma just yet. Maybe they should stay as a normal woman: not pregnant.

What questions do you need to ask pro-choice people?

Some pro-choice people may not think that the unborn baby is a human being with equal rights. But others may completely accept that the unborn baby is a living human but still think abortion is an acceptable choice, because they believe the right to bodily autonomy of the woman is more important than the right to life of the baby. It’s really important to clarify which type of pro-choice person you’re talking to.