"Alleged “good” girls, like the kind I used to be, are the worst. We are complicit in upholding ridiculous, unrealistic standards to which others ultimately are held. We stand by, pretending to possess neither needs nor unflattering emotions, all the while hanging realer sisters out to dry. We allow them to be vilified for asking for what they rightfully deserve, speaking out when they disagree, daring to take chances, making messy real-life mistakes—including ones that lead to abortion."
Confessions Of A Good Girl by Sari Botton, excerpted from Get Out of My Crotch: Twenty-One Writers Respond to America’s War on Women’s Rights and Reproductive Health (via therumpus)
Today on The Rumpus, on the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, I come down from my high horse and confess to my two abortions. It’s an excerpt from an anthology I co-edited. Some proceeds go toward Planned Parenthood. (Warning: serious TMI in here.)