I’ll Take Two Of Those And One Of Those, Please

Lest it be thought that regarding children as property is the preserve of the social conservative, I note Isadora Duncan being cited as an advocate for the view that “women were entitled to whatever lovers and children they wanted”. Now, this can perfectly well be taken as meaning that a woman does not need any third party’s permission to have children with whatever lover she likes, or in other words that people should mind their own damn business, and this may well be the entirety of what Duncan meant. Without ploughing through all her writings I cannot tell. It is worth noting, however, that it is quite possible to take “whatever … children they want” as a manifesto for regarding children as pets and fashion accessories, to be acquired in the same spirit of self-gratification as new shoes.

Posted on June 10, 2009 at 10:05 by Hugo Grinebiter · Permalink

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  1. Written by urban
    on April 5, 2011 at 12:35

    Welcome home, Hugo.

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