Wednesday, December 16, 2020

These crazy times …

 “We know that the nuclear private household is where the overwhelming majority of abuse can happen. And then there’s the whole question of what it is for: training us up to be workers, training us to be inhabitants of a binary-gendered and racially stratified system, training us not to be queer,” says Sophie Lewis. For her among the most important steps is to “denaturalize the mother-child bond… the idea that babies belong to anyone — the idea that the product of gestational labor gets transferred as property to a set of people.” Children — excuse me, the “products of labor” —  being attached to the women who gave birth to them and being raised by them along with their fathers? Whoever thought of such a ridiculous idea. 

Further proof of Orwell's observation that  "Some ideas are so stupid that only intellectuals believe them."

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