If men can get on one knee to propose to a woman, white male athletes who claim to care about women’s rights should have no problem doing so again for abortion rights.
Corresponding Politicallya draft for the first time in living memory The Supreme Court decision has been leaked as the court that Trump and his hateful supporters grabbed during his tenure (one seat was stolen, I might add) reportedly banned Roe v. Will overthrow Wade and give a woman the right to vote back to the States. Despite the orgasm gapMen in this country love to control and rule women’s bodies, as if the statistics hadn’t already proven that so many of them don’t know what to do with a woman’s body.
Every time something bad happens to women in this country, the most powerful group of individuals – who never seem to face the consequences of their actions – resort to their ready-made responses in situations like this.
“I have a wife.”
“I have daughters.”
“I have a mother.”
The problem with the same reactions is that so do men who harm women through physical, mental, and sexual abuse, or through vicious laws and court decisions.
But in a country where sport has been intertwined with politics and culture for decades, the white male athlete is a member of society who can often achieve results beyond reproach – making him unassailable. There’s a reason high-profile white quarterbacks, hockey, baseball, and college basketball players can achieve a level of notoriety and fame only they’re allowed. So we should challenge them to kneel for abortion rights. Because, as they like to tell us, they also have mothers, wives and daughters.
I call on white athletes to grab the baton when it comes to kneeling for abortion rights because we’ve already seen what happens when black athletes do it. Also, the people of color who claim to be “voices for the voiceless” are usually silent on matters of this magnitude.
That last line was addressed to Kyrie Irving and Enes Kanter Freedom.
“America is NOT for life. They are per birth. We still pay women less than men. Not every woman has access to medical care. We are not focused on fixing and building our education system. Apartment prices… disgusting.” tweeted WNBA star Natasha Cloud. “America is forcing women to give birth to children they don’t want to care for. So again. You are all not for life; that would mean that you would all take care of the continuing shortcomings of our countries.”
The ladies are fed up, and rightly so. You’ve fought men who would make laws against your body…forever. Hillary Clinton even predicted that the Supreme Court would rule Roe v. Wade would lift if Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed in some old tweets from 2018.
Unfortunately, this fight is not just about protecting women. It’s a fight that will affect us all. Roe v. Wade is just the first box Republicans want to check off their hateful wish list. Next will interracial marriage, gay rights and Brown v. Board of Education. This is what whitewashing America looks like. ‘Cause in case you haven’t noticed, The story of the maid is not fiction, it is not drama, it is documentary.
That means we need all hands on deck, including white athletes who are some of the most revered and respected people in this country. And if they love women as much as they claim, it shouldn’t be too much of a request to kneel down to support them.