Whose Body Is This?

I play with photographs, overlaying images to create a new outcome. When this image appeared my response was visceral. I hadn’t realized how much rage I was sitting on.

How is it that state and church still try to control women’s bodies? And in who’s archaic mind is this acceptable?

Monday morning rant.

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Permission to write, paint, and imagine are the gifts I gave myself when chronic illness hit - a fair exchange: being for doing. Relevance is an attitude. Humour essential.

12 thoughts on “Whose Body Is This?

  1. VJ, because men feel license to tell women what they can and cannot do. If men gave birth, we would have universally available contraception. I am reminded of all those young girls whose babies were taken away from them back in the 1950s and 60s by the church in England and other places. These girls were ostracized and had to overcome many hurdles that others did not. And, then the church would lie to people about what was going on. Watch either or both of the movies “Philomena” and “Oranges and sunshine” to get the gist. Our society has long been built on punishing only women for something men also play a huge role in. Keith

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    1. Amen to that. I have seen Philomena and read the story behind it. I know women who were whisked away to have their babies returning empty handed. The damage to the psyche never heals.

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