|How do you feel about more than 70 abortion clinics across America being shuttered since 2011 due to more restrictive laws? Or how women still aren't paid the same as men for the same work? Or the fact that the America still has no paid maternal leave unlike nearly every other nation? Or that the percentage of women in the American government ranks 69th in the world behind countries like Afghanistan and Iraq? These are all third wave feminist issues you seem to dismiss as "nit picking"|
If you want to get an abortion for any reason other than it being life-threatening to the mother, you should pay for it in full. This includes travelling to a different city or state in case clinics that are closer to you happen to be closed for whatever reason.
Women are paid the same as men for the same work. The wage gap only exists because women, as a whole, tend to work more part-time jobs and work less hours than their male counterparts. In the case that an employer hired two people (one man and one woman) for the same exact job with the exact same hours and one got paid more than the other, this is a violation of a federal law and you’re absolutely entitled to sue. If women didn’t get paid as much as men for doing the same work, wouldn’t it make sense for companies to only hire female employees? After all, if that whole 77 cents to a dollar thing was true, companies would be able to save 33 cents per employed female.
I don’t share the opinion that our government should be funding peoples’ personal lives. I’m content with there being no paid maternity/paternity leave because having a child is a choice that a couple should make when they’re emotionally and financially stable. If you want to have a kid, that’s great, just don’t expect to be supported by tax money simply because you decided you wanted to bring another person into this world. Unpaid maternity leave is sufficient.
The ratio of males to females in government means nothing once you look at the bigger spectrum of things compared to “b-b-but FEMALE REPRESENTATION”. Sure, Iraq and Afghanistan may have a higher percentage of women in their government, and they also have a higher amount of women who are severely oppressed. I’d rather have more males in our government and not be forced to marry at age 14, but hey, that’s just me.