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Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Are Women Human?

Catherine McKinnon is probably the only woman left in the world who thinks that's a valid question. Well at least she should be in the western world.
Stuart Jeffries interviews her in today's Guardian about "Are Women Human?" her new book that attempts to answer the most redundant question of 2006.
Apparently she thinks we're not.
If women were human, would we be a cash crop shipped from Thailand in containers into New York's brothels? Would we be sexual and reproductive slaves? Would we be bred, worked without pay our whole lives, burned when our dowry money wasn't enough or when men tired of us, starved as widows when our husbands died (if we survived his funeral pyre)?

One of her many many many many gripes with the world is that, well, Sex with a dead body is necrophilia but it isn't regarded as rape.

I know this is just one part of her philosopy, but how can anyone take her seriously?

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2 Comments:

Blogger Fence said...

They do say that there is a lot written than should never have been.

April 13, 2006 9:41 a.m.  
Blogger Justine said...

She obviously doesn't mean literally "are women human?" rather that we aren't always treated humanely.

May 16, 2006 11:26 p.m.  

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