Reinforcing the Status of Second Class Citizens - Roe v Wade

Uterus or not, it’s ridiculous that females today are born too late to discover new continents and too early for life on the moon, but just in time for the overturn of abortion in the United States. While there’s a list of things I can’t stand, such as expelled bodily fluids, vomit, urine, mucus and blood. I must say that expelled bodily fluids doesn’t compare to people with an absolute disregard for humanity holding signs of what is supposed to be a fetus but looks like moldy pizza instead. Other than the flood of hypocrisy in ProLife rallies, not trying to be dramatic or stir the pot, but if you have been told that American politics doesn’t concern Canadian women, well rest assured. I am here to reaffirm your anger with the white supremacists that besieged the Supreme Court of the United States.


The overturn of Roe v. Wade is just a fancier way of saying the right to abort is no longer protected at the federal level. This means, it's up to each state to restrict or ban abortion. Now why all the chaos and commotion you ask? Perhaps, the regressive justice system in the United States being implemented through the judicialization of politics. In other words, the overturn of abortion is not only about denying females their right to bodily autonomy, which is already a matter of great concern, but also aims to legitimize and reinforce the status of second class citizens. A battle that females and minorities have long yearned to end.


I have to say, I am not here to preach nor to be blasphemous, but to paint you a canvas of the bigger picture. The overturn of Abortion is just a milestone in the trajectory of Pax Americana. This term refers to the United States as the global father figure, whose main rhetoric promotes beliefs of gender and racial hierarchy. Woodrow Wilson’s narrative of Anglo-Saxon democracy is a clear example of this distinction. Wilson thought it was possible to understand American democracy as a "genuine organic development," emerging from Teutonic woodlands and being brought across the ocean by Anglo-Saxon settlers to take root in the towns of New England. Wilson suggested that the brilliance of the Anglo-Saxon race was its capacity to balance both strength and rationality, so as to promote an evolutionary development of political behaviour. Before I bore you with history, believe it or not, it was the ‘geniuses’ of the anglo-saxon race that gave birth to an idea, the competent vs. noncompetent citizen. So you can blame Wilson and his fellas as the root of police brutality and systematic racism. The point is, it’s the job for men like Trump and other Republicans to keep the white elites at the top of the food chain and eliminate equality.


You might be thinking, what does all of this have to do with Roe v. Wade? Well first, for Wilson, the Republicans or any other fascist to have the ability to keep the food chain the way it is, they need to convince us that there is a black and white world with a competent vs. non competent citizen. Who might be a fool enough to digest the nonsense they feed us? That's when they turn the courts into a political circus, elect puppets as judges. This means, it's no surprise that Roe v. Wade was overturned. Aside from first-wave feminists turning in their graves, how can females and minorities run their race if the game is rigged?



Reference

Shilliam, Robbie. Decolonizing Politics : an Introduction. Polity Press, 2021.



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