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  •  Pregnancy is life-threatening by biological design (3+ / 0-)
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    Larger brain size and upright stance (narrower hips) gave such an evolutionary advantage that genes that kill in large percentage -- especially before modern knowledge about infection -- still breed true, if a woman's earlier children survived or other women could nurse the child if the mother dies. Human childbirth is much harder/dangerous than for other primates.

    People who argue that it's appropriate to make it a society decision are therefore OK with treating women as second class, despite all hand-waving to the contrary.

    Because biology has made a unilateral -- because that's how evolution works -- "the greatest good for the greatest number" on human females you'd hope that a society with free will that wants to be considered "fair" would give women a break. Nope. Almost all modern societies take advantage.

    Giving birth (giving life) should be a gift not an obligation or women and poor people are 2nd class by definition

    by julifolo on Fri May 09, 2014 at 12:30:18 PM PDT

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