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Old 05-22-2019, 05:54 AM
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Women's bodies and sexuality has always been viewed as things that must be regulated because women are too stupid (or given to temptation) to regulate themselves.

See chastity belts and female circumcision.

Why, if women can have sex without any negative consequences, what will stop your wife from opening her legs for your next-door-neighbor? Next thing you know, you're raising some other feller's kids without even knowing it. And if your daughter can have sex without any negative consequences, what will stop her from opening her legs for the ne'er-do-well heathen down the road and bringing shame to the family? No one will ever want to marry such a ruint woman! No, we must regulate female sexuality to keep order in the home!

Conservatives in general has always viewed women's sexuality as an evil that must be controlled. They may sincerely believe their pro-life position is all about saving babies, but their disregard for women's rights and autonomy to achieve this aim is rooted in the fears I laid out above...whether they want to admit it or not. And you gotta wonder about the motivations of an Administration that is so vehemently against both abortion and "evil Islam" but shrugs its shoulders over female circumcision. You also gotta wonder about the motivations of a political party that claims to care so much about babies, but doesn't see anything wrong with female babies being forced to marry.