Thursday, February 23, 2012

Women As Chattel

Just a brief note found at DailyKos (Now I'm a Farm Animal??).
The Illinois House Agricultural Committee passed a bill to regulate female (human) reproduction. It's like something out of The Handmaid's Tale, human female fertility is a commodity to be overseen and regulated by the same men responsible for pork bellies and cattle breeding.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Perhaps they are hoping to achieve the same goals that Rumania's Ceausescu tried in the 60s to the 80s with it's outlawed cotraception and abortion, menstrual police, and celibacy tax. Or its outlawing sex education and classifying books on reproduction as state secrets. Pretty much sounds identical to the republican dream.

http://www.ceausescu.org/ceausescu_texts/overplanned_parenthood.htm