What’s Current: Gunman shoots multiple people at Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs

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Gunman shoots multiple people at Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs.

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Glosswitch on women’s reproductive rights. “It’s the whole ball game.”

“The trouble with reproductive choice isn’t that most of us are in mourning over embryos gone to waste. It’s that, if you really believe in it, you have to give people with uteruses the final say in who gets to be born, 100% of the time. That’s quite a big deal; men know it’s a big deal. After all, it means admitting that some people with uteruses can do something that no one with a penis ever can. Patriarchy, in seeking to establish paternity as the central social relationship, cannot allow for this. Instead we are meant to think that babies develop not with the help of the flesh and blood of the person who gestates them, but solely from men’s seed or, in our more progressive age, partly of his seed, partly of hers. As Barbara Katz Rothman points out, in such a system ‘children […] might as well have grown in the backyard.’ So why not treat women as mere potting soil?”

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Susan Cox

Susan Cox is a feminist writer and academic living in the United States. She teaches in Philosophy.