Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Words For Warfare

"The future and strength of the race is for {black} women to be able to have kids when they want them and to love and provide them with the tools they'll need to get through a hostile world. The image of the black woman bearing child upon child against her will is the real threat to the race." - Faye Wattleton

12 comments:

Randi523 April 9, 2008 at 9:14 AM  

I'll probably get beat up for this statement ("electronically"), but...

I wonder how many {black} women are having children against their will nowadays. It has to be a huge number, with all of the neglect, abuse, and murder of innnocent children in the world today. Who else would treat a child that they wanted to bear, when she wanted to bear it, so awfully??

Don April 9, 2008 at 12:16 PM  

I want to hug this lady. She speaks the truth. Nothing impacts a child's life more than a mother who doesn't want to be a mother.

wisdomteachesme April 9, 2008 at 1:00 PM  

her words ring loudly of truth. esp. after reading stories like the one below where the mother allowed her child to suffer and be killed all in the name of having a man...

DJ Black Adam April 9, 2008 at 9:07 PM  

At the risk of sounding uninformed, WHO is making Black Women have babies against their will?

Seems to me most black men who get women pregnant are trying NOT to get them to keep or have the babies.

In fact, the LACK or men wanting to be fathers is what gets a lot of children killed, by women believing that they should leave their children with ANY man they want to "make" ino a daddy / husband.

More women get killed for refusing to have abortions than for "Not complying" by getting pregnant.

Somebody explain this to me if I am miss understanding here....

Professor Tracey April 9, 2008 at 9:52 PM  

Hey DJBA,

You have to know who Faye Wattleton is I quess. She was the head of planned parenthood for a very long time. Google her and check out her record.

roslynholcomb April 9, 2008 at 11:21 PM  

A lot of black women are being forced to have babies because they're with men who refuse to use condoms. Many of these women are economically dependent on these men and therefore have children they don't want. I know this was the case for many of the women in my family.

blackwomenblowthetrumpet.blogspot.com April 9, 2008 at 11:53 PM  

Greetings!

I believe this might be my first visit to your blog!

Hello to all! {waves}

High 5@ Randi!

Black women are not having children against their will.

The Advocate reported that more than 79% of abortion centers are now located in neighborhoods that are predominately black.

It also reports that the number of abortions by black women is TWICE the number of live births.

DJBlackAdam, will you comment on why you believe that black men who do not want to have children continue to have sex without a condom? I am not saying all black men do this - but there are far tooo many black men I've encountered who have children by more than one woman and have no intention of marrying any of the mothers of their children. I hear some brothas saying they were "trapped" and that's BULLLLL because even if a woman lies and says she's on the pill that does not stop a brotha from wearing a condom.

Thanks for this quote, Professor Tracey!

Blessings,
Lisa

Randi523 April 10, 2008 at 8:51 AM  

Uh-Oh (as my cute little nephew says), I should make a clarification.

My comment was sarcastic. What I was driving at was trying to come up with a reason (sarcastically) as to why some {Black} women keep abusing and neglecting their children, but keep having them anyway.

Sorry for the confusion on your blog, Professor Tracey.

PioneerValleyWoman April 10, 2008 at 9:53 AM  

I think of this several ways, keeping in mind of course, Ms. Wattleton's history as a past working for Planned Parenthood:


1. Contraception should be the greatest priority for all sexually active men and women! Yet, there can be a mindset in which birth control is her concern, not ours, so that men don't feel responsible in any way for contraception.

2. Some women might not have easy access to contraception, because they can't afford it and don't have easy access to low-cost clinics. Some of these clinics which offer care beyond merely abortion, ie., contraception, can be targeted by those who oppose abortion.

3. In various states, there were all sorts of laws passed in the wake of decisions such as Roe v. Wade, Maher v. Roe, Harris v. McRae, and Webster and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, which have enabled tighter and tighter regulation of abortion, which might mean lack of access, ie., limitations in funding.

DJ Black Adam April 10, 2008 at 12:13 PM  
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DJ Black Adam April 10, 2008 at 2:12 PM  

WITH TYPOS CORRECTED :-)

@Roslyn:

you wrote:

“A lot of black women are being forced to have babies because they're with men who refuse to use condoms.”

O.K. Cuz, we are going to have to disagree this time. Women (and girls) who aren’t financially dependent on men choose to have sex with men without protection. If they are economically dependent, that implies a bit more complex of a relationship, either marriage or shacking.

I have many women in my family, and many of them purposely got pregnant by trifling men who didn’t want anything more than a booty call, because they wanted a “relationship” and thought that having a baby might secure that. I know many women in my family who had abortions because they didn’t want the man the accidentally got knocked up by.

@Blackwomenblowthetrumpet:

You asked:

“DJBlackAdam, will you comment on why you believe that black men who do not want to have children continue to have sex without a condom?”

Because the women ALLOW them to (with the exception of rape victims). Simple as that. My niece who is 19 years old just had her first child from some buffoon that SHE claimed to be in love with, they both admit that she wanted to have sex without the condom and claims she forgot her pill (when we all know she wanted him to be with her and choose her over some other girl he was dating).

I have seen this in many cases, and seen women quickly have abortions when it ain’t the guy the “want”.

Sorry, I believe men should be encouraged to wear condoms, but at the end of the day, it is the girl who is going to get stuck with a child, and she has the power to choose.

@Pionerr:

“Some women might not have easy access to contraception, because they can't afford it and don't have easy access to low-cost clinics. Some of these clinics which offer care beyond merely abortion, ie., contraception, can be targeted by those who oppose abortion.”

Condoms are relatively affordable and available. I'm just saying...

Anonymiss April 11, 2008 at 8:45 AM  

I'm gonna have ro agree with DJBA on this.

Outside of rape or abuse, I don't personally know a Black female that's gotten pregnant against her will. The pregnancies have been aborted, miscarried, or followed up with another pregnancy in say 2.5 years.

Sadly, there are still women and girls looking to trap a man for a relationship/money or they're looking to fill a void.

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