Gayle Madwin (queerbychoice) wrote,
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Homophobia in Planned Parenthood

Further investigation reveals that the TeenWire website referenced in my previous entry is another of those pathetically defensive and unspeakably irritating websites aggressively denying the slightest possibility that anyone could ever have any choice about their sexual preference.

It also happens to be run by Planned Parenthood, my own local chapter of which recently ran
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Further investigation reveals that the <a href="http://www.teenwire.com">TeenWire</a> website referenced in my previous entry is another of those pathetically defensive and unspeakably irritating websites <a href="http://www.teenwire.com/warehous/articles/wh_19981201p052.asp">aggressively denying the slightest possibility that anyone could ever have any choice about their sexual preference</a>.

It also happens to be run by Planned Parenthood, my own local chapter of which recently ran <a href"http://www.ppmarmonte.org/news/viewer.asp?ID=83">this astoundingly ignorant and offensive advertisement</a> in my own local semi-progressive free weekly newspaper, causing me to throw the newspaper across the room in disgust at having had the sanctuary of what was supposed to have been a relaxing 15-minute newspaper break from my queer by choice activism suddenly invaded by the very same offensive rubbish I'd been trying to take a rare break from constantly fighting against.

I smell a definite nationwide trend here. Planned Parenthood seems increasingly determined to promote "poor queers, they can't help it" -style slogans about queerness, no doubt influenced by the fact that they are, after all, an overwhelmingly hetero-dominated organization (and they even pointedly name themselves Planned <i>Parenthood</i>, deliberately omitting all mention of planned <i>non</i>parenthood and implying that everyone should ultimately want to be a parent someday, just not <i>until</i> they've planned it first). So basically, you've got a bunch of het women in a room together and somebody says "hey, let's write something denouncing homophobia" so they all brainstorm together about why they think queer people deserve rights, and they come up with - guess what? "Oh those poor queer people, they can't help being stuck with their unnatural urges to try to reproduce with members of the same sex!"

Yeah. Typical het people for you.

How ironic that the world's best known organization dedicated to defending women's right to choose abortion would feel the need to base their defense of women's right to choose to have sex with each other on the notion that people's sex drives just compel them to do as they do and they don't really have any choice after all.
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