Bit of a heavy question for today’s prompt, and I ask it with no judgement or expectation—simply with a request to dig deep into what you think, believe, and feel—and why.
What does bodily autonomy mean to you?
How about other people’s bodily autonomy?
A few things to think about:
- Vaccinations: choice or mandatory?
- Mask wearing: choice or mandatory?
- Organ donation
- Medical decision-making
- Children being told to “kiss granny goodbye” because it’s “polite”—when they don’t want to
- Forced labour
- Sex work
Bit of food for thought.
Set a timer for 5 minutes and have an explore of your feelings about your own body, your control over it—and other people’s bodies.
More things to consider: your gender, sex, age, nationality, skin colour, ability/disability, mental health status, neurotypical status…
It’s pretty nuanced, right?
Notes in the Margin
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