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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.