If I’ve heard it once, I have heard it a hundred times. Thanksgiving finds confident pro-choice activists trapped in an uncomfortable conversation with a family member that is less-than-thrilled about their involvement with the reproductive rights movement, and can’t wait to confront them about it post-turkey.
Want to use the holiday as a time to find common ground and educate your loved-ones about the passion you have for all things pro-choice? Here are some helpful tips that I have learned through my experience as a Planned Parenthood Activist Boot Camp facilitator and my own humble experience as a pro-choice activist in this big, bad world:
- Leave your favorite bumper sticker where it belongs. When having a conversation about choice with someone with a different view, avoid reverting to “my body, my choice!” The slogans do not facilitate dialog, and are not adequate tools when discussing reproductive rights with a hostile audience. Also, most anti-choicers have heard them all before. Instead, focus on your… [Read more...]