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Friday, April 25, 2003



A few weeks ago we were discussing how hard it is to produce art about abortion that would support complacency. Folk-punk-rocker Ani DiFranco is a case in point.

This Metroweekly reviewer refers to DiFranco's Tiptoe as "the first-person, pro-choice call-to-arms" but he clearly has a tin ear.

"I'll miss you I say to the river
to the water
to the son or
daughter I thought better of"

That's a pro-choice call-to-arms? Am I missing something?

In her Lost Woman Song, she spends some time on her boyfriend as they wait in the clinic:

his bored eyes were obscene
on his denim thighs a magazine
I wish he'd never come here with me
in fact I wish he'd never come near me
I wish his shoulder
wasn't touching mine
I am growing older
waiting in this line









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