We here at LwC tend to highlight when celebrities speak out against abortion (watch Nick Cannon Calls Out Planned Parenthood for Genocide). In a sea full of people totes okay with baby stompage, it takes some brass ones to make a peep stating otherwise. Which is why we can appreciate what Ben Watson recently said about abortion…
Benjamin Watson, Super Bowl champion and author, said: “It is past time for men to be the leaders, caretakers, and protectors they were created to be. As with many other social injustices, abortion will not end until men stand up for both the lives of the innocent and the mothers in crisis.”
“While it has been attractively packaged by some, abortion is the most egregious social injustice of our time. Men [need] to understand, confront, and embrace their responsibility in righting this wrong during what has proved to be a very unpopular time to do so. We cannot remain silent.”
Do you hear that? That’s the sound of a guy who gives zero craps about what leftist rage his beliefs may trigger.
Again, keep in mind the context here. The year is 2017, and any hint of conservative values – among celebrities or otherwise – sets off a pack of angry, social justice grumkins. Ben Watson is taking a risk here by simply disagreeing with the left. But he also makes an added point which is sure to ruffle more than a few feminist feathers. He’s not only slamming abortion as the evil turpitude it is. He’s also challenging men to be leaders in this situation.
This is important for a few reasons. Men supporting, leading, and fighting for women on certain issues like this? Not so popular. Thanks to bristling feminist troglodytes. “Progress” has gelded the male gender, rendering them awkward bystanders as women face these struggles alone. Liberating? Not so much. Contrary to the screechings of feminism’s woolly behemoths… women benefit from men assuming these leadership roles (read Screw Off, Feminists: An Open Letter to Men From A Real Woman and Dear Men: Women WANT YOU to be Leaders).
These comments draw a stark contrast from, say, the vile, baby-hating comments of Lena Dunham. Whose face is an abortion. Kudos to Ben Watson for taking a stand.