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Forced Adoptions in 21st Century America & The Bitch from Birmingham

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Okay, so it was Madeleine Albright who said, “There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.” The rest of this is spot on.

The Burning Times of Vesper Woolf

The most evil thing you can do is separate a mother from her baby, whether through coercion or brutal force. And that’s what adoption is….

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So, there’s this hipster movie, “Juno”…  maybe you saw it? Adoption is all rosy and pristine in “Juno” with a young mother who’s “just not ready” and “making the ‘right’ decision” for her baby.  What the fetus-centric message of the movie unintentionally tells us is that impoverished, often young mothers are fair fodder for older, barren women – women with the money and social standing to purchase a newborn. Whether attached to a man or not, these barren bitches represent the patriarchy at it’s most insidious and subtle incarnation – women betraying women. As Taylor Swift succinctly said, “There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.” And this is the real issue at the center of a forced adoption…

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