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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2022, 09:05 PM

17. Here's what I often think about when stupid shit like this comes up...

Why is it, that the captains of ships at sea and pilots of aircraft have always been granted unquestioned ultimate authority over the lives of their crew and passengers and women are denied exactly the same authority over their own bodies?

It is purely based on the paternalistic system that the transit “common law” emerged in, because it was assumed those in the position of authority were men. Deemed competent for deciding matters of such gravity.

You will never find a zealot who would deny these powers to a captain or pilot because they still live under this sexist assumption.

Maybe to safeguard the rights of the mother during pregnancy they should be legally declared a captain?

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