The article I found made the point that there is no controversy when it comes to porn or any objectification of a woman’s body or sexuality in media and society. The conversations surrounding those subjects have seemed to die out. This article points out that the real controversy occurs when women take ownership of their bodies.
It’s in the news time and time again. Whether it be invasive vaginal ultrasounds, limiting access to birth control, reproductive issues, public breastfeeding. This thread of opinions and legislation limits a woman’s ability to decide these issues for herself. This thread of invasive legislation is nothing compared to the objectivity of women around the world. Virginity tests were performed on women in Tahir Square during the Arab Spring, and only because those women had the audacity to come out and help protest for their cause. Part of the reason the band Pussy Riot was sentenced to 2 years in Russian prison is because they stripped onstage.
I feel like legislation regarding women’s reproductive rights doesn’t belong in a country like America. Birth control should be widely available so abortions are less frequent. Women should be the leaders in discussions on women’s issues, not squeamish white men.
I believe women are on nearly equal footing with men in this country, until prejudices and judgments of powerful men (and even women) get in the way. To me, rights should be granted, and women should be trusted to have the discretion to use them or not. Broader access to birth control and services won’t make a woman more likely to have sex. Her beliefs about sexuality will.
What do you guys think?