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  •  This is no surprise, actually. (7+ / 0-)
    Even Hollywood, that town of "limousine liberal," biscotti-munching, botox-squirting, hippie-billionaire, Democratic pit of brimstone.... tends to take a surprisingly anti-choice view of abortion.
    Hollywood isn't the most feminist town. Never has been. Never will be.

    Thanks for the diary.

    It's here they got the range/ and the machinery for change/ and it's here they got the spiritual thirst. --Leonard Cohen

    by karmsy on Sun Apr 14, 2013 at 07:19:17 AM PDT

    •  Re "Citizen Ruth" (2+ / 0-)
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      AZ Sphinx Moth, wader

      It seems more a "both sides are ridiculous" movie, not pro-choice.

      "What could BPossibly go wrong??" -RLMiller "God is just pretend." - eru

      by nosleep4u on Sun Apr 14, 2013 at 07:39:36 AM PDT

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      •  This isn't fair. I saw the movie. (1+ / 0-)
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        eowynsdottir

        It's sophisticated, and it does parody both sides.

        But I don't think many forced-birth advocates would smile at the movie's portrayal of them, whereas merely the most dour pro-choice activists would object to how their side is portrayed.

        It's here they got the range/ and the machinery for change/ and it's here they got the spiritual thirst. --Leonard Cohen

        by karmsy on Sun Apr 14, 2013 at 09:12:17 AM PDT

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      •  That's because the movie is pro-CHOICE!!!! (2+ / 0-)
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        sidnora, karmsy

        (Spoilers)

        The idea that pro-choice forces are "pro-abortion" is an anti-choice fallacy.

        We are pro-choice, not "pro-abortion," and we support women who CHOOSE to give birth as well as those who CHOOSE to abort.

        The real hero of "Citizen Ruth" is the biker who (not unimportantly) works for the pro-choice couple. He says that he'll pay Ruth 15,000 dollars if she goes ahead with the abortion. He doesn't actually want to pressure her to have an abortion, but he wants to balance the scales back to her choice about her future after he hears that the anti-choice crowd is willing to bribe Ruth with 15,000 dollars if she forgoes the abortion. "I just want you to have your choice back."

        Yes, the movie makes fun of both sides, but what is more "pro-choice" than saying both choices (aborting or giving birth) are equal in some sense (even if they're equally ridiculous)... :-)

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