Girl Scouts, Planned Parenthood: Why Are Old White Men Obsessed with Women’s Bodies

March 21, 2012 § 1 Comment

I think this video relates to the discussion we had today regarding women and sexuality.

 

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§ One Response to Girl Scouts, Planned Parenthood: Why Are Old White Men Obsessed with Women’s Bodies

  • ebestrom says:

    I think in the case of the recent discussions over women’s rights and contraception is accurately described by the old definition of conservatism. “It is the job of every good conservative to stand in the path of the history and yell stop.”. The desire for men to control the reproductive rights of women is a very old one. From an evolutionary perspective it is ideal. If you can create an environment where it is incredibly difficult for women to have sex it makes it very easy to control the parentage of any offspring. That is, make sure that any offspring you invest in are actually yours.

    This desire was incorporated into many of the major religions very early on. This moved it from the same group of urges that make us want to eat fried food and like bonfires to a moral obligation. So many attempt to justify these unreasonable burdens placed on women as a moral fight. Trying to prevent the decent of society into decadence. When it is really just the inability of one group of people to accept the progress of society to redirect and understand our fundamental urges. This hurts women not only through the denial of care but also through the maintenance of a belief that women are not sexually “trustworthy”.

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