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By Mike Most, Crisis Magazine, July 10, 2019

I provide the following glossary as a service to those unwoke, unhip noctambulants who, like me, find themselves obliviously sleepwalking through the dreamscape of contemporary American culture. I provide for your edification, fellow somnambulists, the following terms taken from the argot of those who place themselves at the vanguard of the current reproductive rights/reproductive justice kerfuffle.

Abortion: “…a form of killing that we need to be able to defend.” The murder of children in the womb is an “acceptable violence,” justified by the “unacceptable violence” that an unborn baby “metes out” to its mother, the “gestator.”

Etymology: Although woke abortion advocates (e.g., uterine geographers and certain radical feminists) might generally agree with similarly unnuanced definitions, this particular articulation is attributable to Sophie Lewis, an Irish feminist teaching at the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research… Read entire