Marina Benjamin on the curious logic of modern identity politics.
The main issue is consent. Should we assume that women who have opted to donate other organs are happy to donate their wombs too?
The concept of women deciding when, whether and how to have children, is still a threat to the status quo.
Women’s hatred of their bodies is such an everyday phenomenon that we pay no heed to just how deeply it cuts into our sense of self.
Don’t tell me that high fashion is about joy. It is not. It is about a want that can never be sated and it is about money.
Right now, the future seems dark and frightening and it is precisely now that we must continue to imagine other worlds and then plot ways to get there.
A High Court ruling has found it to be “incompatible with human rights law”.
“Our blood should not pay for our rape.”
Challenging permanent austerity must be a feminist cause; the results of not doing so are already playing out in the lives of the poorest women.
I looked at the baby, recited some Auden at him, decided he could look after himself, and asked for a book.
If we care at all about men and boys – and if men and boys care about themselves – it’s time to drop the pretence.
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