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I dunno, this sort of language just bugs me. I don't 'own' my uterus, I have it. I was born with it. It is a part of me. I don't 'own' my eyeballs either. I was born with them, they are a part of me. I didn't go to the store and pick them out. I didn't pay for them. They belong to me.

I dunno, this sort of language just bugs me. I don't 'own' my uterus, I have it. I was born with it. It is a part of me. I don't 'own' my eyeballs either. I was born with them, they are a part of me. I didn't go to the store and pick them out. I didn't pay for them. They belong to me.

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I worry that this 'owner' language is hinting that female body parts are available to buy and sell. And it is always the female ones for some reason.

This is exactly it. Grooming us to accept the sex & baby trade

[–] greenbeans 36 points Edited

David Lammy (UK politician) accused women of 'hoarding' our rights.

I feel like anything women have - our time, work, bodies, emotions, even our human rights - are just seen as resources that we are unfairly hoarding.

I'm not planning on having children, maybe I should stop 'hoarding' my uterus.

We're so not free, and this language makes it crystal clear how we're not our own individual selves in many people's eyes.

If women were a sufficiently large majority of the population I have a feeling this cultural "trend" (seeing women as unfairly "hoarding" our own resources) would go the way of the dinosaurs, which it should.

This is reflective of some classic misogyny. A job a woman had was a job being kept from a man. A woman who is accepted into a school program is selfish, because she will inevitably leave the field and bear children. Her position is a wasted position for a man who might have a family of his own to support. A woman refusing to bear children was refusing the men around her a wife and mother. (Friendzoned, Lead on, Cold) A woman refusing sex was selfish (possibly in need of reminding exactly what she brings to the table in the marital arrangement. By force if necessary). A woman refusing to care for her husband's aging parents or her aging parents was depriving them of care.

Women are public resources. When they take too much, they have taken from men. When they own their time and energy and bodies, they are greedily hoarding what they have to offer the world.

[–] KWNiteWyvern 13 points Edited

For sure. I remember getting into an argument with a man who thought (genuinely believed until he reread his own sources) that a uterus transplanted into a male body could still menstruate and become pregnant. I absolutely believe they will try to pass this off as fact to try and buy uteri from women and label women transphobic for not giving up their body parts to allow men to Frankenstein themselves.

[–] yesisaiditxx 3 points Edited

Oh it is. Just like no one thinks surrogacy is weird now, just watch all of the “I care about people so much I’m such a good person, I put the underdog first always” progressives not say a word if we could suddenly live in a world where a woman could sell her uterus and ovaries and they could magically work in someone else? It would be accepted and applauded by the trans community with some grotesque arguments about how those women have a right to decide what to do with their bodies and for some women it’s worth it and they don’t want kids anyway probably (ignoring that it’s about health and not just kids though)— who are YOUUUUUU to tell them it’s not?!?

PS if I see in my lifetime this start to happen with actually allowing women to sell their uterus I will go full on nut job if it means I have to get fired from my job or whatever else I WILL be publicly flipping my shit.