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    "because students are not like water." One can test the water coming out of the faucet to determine whether the treatment plant is working as designed, but students are not products.

    We might keep in mind, however, that the U.S. has long treated human beings as if they were property/objects to be owned and manipulated by someone else. And, indeed, this tradition persists in that children are considered the property of their parents, subject to being evaluated as to whether or not they turned out well. The U.S. is a materialistic culture, not because we are fixated on the acquisition of things (wealth), but because we treat human beings as if they were things--things, which it is appropriate to exploit. This accounts for why human rights are still ranked lower than property and civil rights, if not dismissed entirely.

    One cannot claim respect for the human right to privacy and bodily integrity when a woman's reproductive organs are subject to legal restraints.

    We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

    by hannah on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 03:18:38 AM PDT

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