My Body Isn’t Property Of The State

While on Instagram the other day (I’m @shbouzounis on there, by the way), I came across a post that depicted a woman in a burqa and it said, “Freedom is me choosing what I want you to see.”

I never thought of it that way before, admittedly. About bodies, freedom, and especially women in burqas or hijabs.

But there’s a point here.

My body – what happens to it, what happens in it – isn’t subject to what some government or religious institution or culture says it should be. It isn’t just a baby making machine or a thing any man has a right to, it’s MY BODY.

And the moment when all men and women can realize this and respect it, we’ll be better off.

Keep reading,

Stephanie

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