Fundamentalism and the Bodily Autonomy of Women

Fundamentalism and the Bodily Autonomy of Women January 15, 2015

My friend Sarah Morehead’s 13-year old daughter was recently groped by a much older man at a store and had the courage and belief in her own bodily autonomy to turn around and slap him. That action caused Sarah to think about her own experiences in this regard and to write a powerful essay about how her own upbringing made it impossible for her to have done the same thing at that age. I’m not even going to quote a little bit of it, I’m just going to tell you to go read the whole thing.


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