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    • Alexa
      Scout
      7 months ago

      Yea, this is a brilliant piece. More of this, it's what being an ally for women in today's weird world can look like.

      • bill
        Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
        7 months ago

        Man, I'm scrolling around this one again and its just gem after gem. How good is this:

        Here’s a theory: men are afraid of any story that they cannot control, they are threatened by any future they do not determine, and, so, the tragedy of the story in men’s novels about abortion is the tragedy of a man’s loss of control. When faced with the choice between speaking for an outcome that they do not determine, or silence, men will choose silence.

        • Alexa
          Scout
          7 months ago

          SAME, that is such a mic drop. loved that. also agree on the space with her story, I was really delighted that was in there

      • bill
        Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
        7 months ago

        Yup. I love that he gave so much space to her telling of the story. That was beautiful and thrilling to get really inside her perspective. I almost wished it ended with this:

        I hope that answers some of your questions. I do really appreciate you reaching out.

    • bill
      Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
      7 months ago

      Spectacular.

      I read this paragraph about six times:

      Why do this? Why drag up every detail of something I have mostly forgotten? One answer is that I’m trying to finally pay off some of the interest on a debt. I don’t think it is an accident that I find myself fixated on the economics of the situation. I was worried all the time about money then, about stuffing enough cash into an envelope to make rent, about covering the difference from last month. Lately, I am more worried about a different kind of debt, the one that happens when you let someone else do the work of always telling the story, of remembering the details, of arguing and working for the thing you know is right. I find myself worrying about how to get enough cash into that envelope.

      1. Update (2/5/2020):

        I still can’t get enough of the second to last sentence in that paragraph: The use of “work,” not once, but twice. And no comma after arguing, thus “arguing and working” appear hand-in-hand, which is strange.

        “The thing you know is right.” Ahhhh!

        Also, the title is 🔥🔥🔥🔥