Chelsea HandlerBrian Bowen Smith
One of my favorite people in this world is Chelsea Handler. She is unapologetic and she is honest, something that you have to respect. In this specific article, which she published in Playboy , she is again, honest, open, and unapologetic for her actions. In a world where so many people are trying to tell others how to act, what to do with their bodies, it is rather refreshing.
“When I got pregnant at the age of 16, getting an abortion wasn’t the first idea that popped into my unripened brain,” Chelsea says in the very first line of her essay.
In the article entitled “My Choice” she opens up about hating her life at 16 and being in a very unhealthy relationship. She hated her parents, her boyfriend, and she hated herself which is a fairly heavy thing to say , but I think at 16 a lot of people have those feelings.
“I happened to fuck up twice at the age of 16. I’m grateful that I came to my senses and was able to get an abortion legally without risking my health or bankrupting myself or my family. I’m 41 now. I don’t ever look back and think, God, I wish I’d had that baby,” although there are probably people who feel guilty for having an abortion, not everyone feels that guilt. Chelsea explains it in that little blurb.
“Again, it’s like racism and sexism: People will be racist if they’re innately built that way, but whether they can act on their racism or not is a separate issue. There are people who think women shouldn’t hold high-powered positions, or who think Obama is Muslim, and it’s okay for them to have those thoughts; they just can’t act on them in a civilized society. It’s okay if you think it’s not right for women to have abortions—but it’s not your problem, because we decide.”
Honestly, take a few minutes out of your day to read her article. Like Chelsea it is honest and makes you think about the situation at hand.
Her closing statement is “I’d love for somebody to try to tell me what to do with my body. I dare them,” and Chelsea, I don’t think anyone has the balls to stand up to you.