The deep anthropological, political reason for controlling women is to control reproduction.
Reproductive freedom, gaining reproductive freedom, is the key to unraveling this structure that has falsely created feminine and masculine, subject/object kind of roles.
And reproductive freedom, the right to decide for yourself when and whether to have children, is the single greatest determinant of whether you are healthy or not, whether you are poor or not, how long you live, whether you are educated, are you able to be active outside the home.
You think that’s not well understood?
Yes. The impulse to think of women in reproductive terms makes it hard to imagine a world in which the center of authority is within each woman.Even our legal structure, in general, penalizes the invasion of private property more than the invasion of bodies. Our legal world was built on a law that saw women as possessions, as objects. We’ve come up with a legal system that now penalizes men, too, because men should be protected from bodily invasion."