CA. Prop. 4 Proponents Use Anti-Male Stereotypes to Sell Their Ballot Initiative


Los Angeles, CA–I’ve often made the point that conservatives/Christians are often every bit as anti-male as feminists are, and are equally unscrupulous in using the specter of the “bad male” to push their agenda. The proponents of Proposition 4–the California Waiting Period and Parental Notification Before Termination of Minor’s Pregnancy Ballot Initiative–are another example.

Their website says “On a daily basis, older men exploit young girls and use secret abortions to cover up their crimes,” and they provide the lovely ad above.

I have mixed emotions both about abortion and Parental Notification laws, but this ad is bigotry, pure and simple.

These tactics remind me of the outrageous bill I criticized in my co-authored column Coercive Abortion Prevention Act Assumes Male Guilt, Opens Door to Unfair Prosecutions (Detroit News, 11/30/06).

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