Public Perception and the Weaponization of Shame

Jennifer M Koskinen
6 min readJan 22, 2020
2020 Womxn’s March in Denver | photo by Jennifer Koskinen

ON THE 47TH ANNIVERSARY of Roe v. Wade (a ruling which didn’t begin abortions, but ended an era of women needlessly dying from them), and against the backdrop of anti-abortion measures being pushed through state legislatures across the country in record numbers— in the year 2020 — I am once again thinking about the time, just a few months ago, when my sister texted me this question:

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