Essay: On Abortion--It’s Time To End The…

Getty Images This essay first ran in ISSUE 23 of Dua Lipa's newsletter Service95 and is being reprinted with permission. Subscribe for free at Service95 and follow their Instagram account On Shame And Speaking Up (Dua’s note) Shame is a twisted thing. It’s a societal and patriarchal construct, one built around boxing us in, teaching us to behave according to some sort of moral, political, or cultural code. Unpacking and dismantling shame can be exponentially harder than establishing it in the first place, making the effort feel almost too monumental to tackle. That’s why I feel so strongly about giving space to those ready to talk about issues deemed ‘shameful’ – like abortion.

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