Why I Want to Hear the New Wave Feminists Speak
Next Thursday, May 19, the New Wave Feminists are coming to New York City for the first time. These dynamic young women travel the country—headlining rallies, visiting college campuses—to deliver the inspiring message of new wave feminism: that a woman can have her children and fulfill her dreams.
As you may know, the left often paints pro-lifers as extremists—like a lone white man waving a graphic sign and screaming that a woman’s only role in society is staying at home with her children. There’s a scene just like that in Trapped, a pro-abortion documentary I recently saw.
Pro-lifers are rarely depicted as young, normal, smart, ethnically diverse, and fun people, and for obvious reasons. People like Dawn Porter, the filmmaker who made Trapped, certainly don’t want us to come across as appealing and sensible. This is why New Wave Feminists plays such a vital role in the pro-life movement.
I remember when I first discovered their videos and blogs. I didn’t know until then that such a group existed. How refreshing! Now I can be on the internet researching abortion issues and smile at the same time; I can nod, even laugh while watching a New Wave Feminist video or reading one of their posts, and when I finish, feel so proud to be a woman!
I can’t think of any other group that focuses on reminding the pro-life community that we are a happy bunch! We are brave defenders of the most innocent in our society, which also makes us compassionate and warm human beings. The New Wave Feminists aren’t just funny. They are successful because they are witty and wise. They strike a delicate balance of humor and sensitivity when addressing the hypocrisy of the abortion industry.
I could argue that Planned Parenthood’s fetal-organ business is all about the money, which would be true. But I can also make my case by showing a hilarious New Wave Feminist spoof of Planned Parenthood President Cecil Richards, injecting amusement and lightheartedness into what might otherwise remain a somber and heavy conversation.
So I for one am excited because an evening with the New Wave Feminists will also be a celebration. We celebrate the fact that we are on the winning side; that we didn’t give up decades ago. And that we are a growing, energetic, and international movement for life. As a young adult pro-lifer living in New York City, I look forward to this event because it reminds me that I’m not alone. There is strength in numbers. Encouragement and invigoration, too. So come celebrate with me on May 19. Eat, drink, and be merry in a vibrant community of like-minded people.
Click on this link to order your ticket(s): http://www.humanlifereview.com/product/one-spring-night-ticket/
—Ifeoma Anunkor is director of EXPECT, the Human Life Review’s new initiative for young professionals and college students, which is co-sponsoring the New Wave Feminist event in New York City on May 19.