Oh. And thanks to Sarah, who helped me boil down the real insight into a much more condensed version.
Really, this is about nothing less than bodily autonomy. On the whole, I would have thought that those in the rad feminist camp who have campaigned long and loud for a “woman’s right to choose” would have got that.
Its my body. My life. And unless what I am doing actively harms others, then no-one but me gets to choose what I do with it.
Of course, it comes as no surprise that the religious right, which believes that a whole array of “experts” can know better than a woman what she needs to do for herself, is equally adamant in declaring it knows better than we what we should do with our bodies.
Its just surprising to find the same argument being put by supposedly more progressive elements.
Rad feminism as Trojan horse for the religious right? Surely not!