I’m voluntaryist in all things, and not a feminazi, but women have self-ownership over their wombs and what results from it. Once a child is born that human has self-ownership over themselves, and the best parents honor that as much as they can as the child comes into their own. That made clear, I often think about a particular scene in Firefly, a show almost all anarchists love for its libertarian themes and all around awesomeness. In the last episode the bounty hunter wonders whether it’s fair that women, who are smaller and weaker, are the ones who have babies? I’ve pondered his questing, wondering, what does he care? What’s the big deal if women have the babies despite being smaller? I was even repulsed at the thought of a big hairy dude having a baby and breastfeeding. But I’ve come to the conclusion that the reason he’s offended is because women have self-ownership over themselves and what they produce, same as a man would. But a man cannot have a baby, and that’s what the bounty hunter was ultimately referring to. Before that scene it had never crossed my mind that this might actually be an issue with some men.
Archive for the ‘Anarcha-Feminism’ Category
A twenty-year old version of myself would laugh at anyone who suggested I would become a feminist. I was a libertarian verging on anarchism, and I thought feminism contradicted one of my core beliefs. Namely, every individual has an equal and identical claim to their own person and property, a claim that I call “individual rights.” No special or different rights could be claimed by anyone on the basis of sex, race, or any other secondary characteristic; individual rights said it all.