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Body Sovereignty

Posted to Poetry and Politics

My "issue" as a poet is Body Sovereignty. What is Body Soveriegnty? It means very simply that implied in the statement upon which we base our Republic--Certian inalienable Rights that among them are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness--is the concept that we all OWN our bodies. We OWN our bodies. We own our muscles and bones and our cells and our organs even our excrement. We own our work. We own our property. We own our liberty. We own our bodies. If this is not true then our Republic is a lie. When our government or corporations or employers or any agency of regulation tries to take sovereignty over our bodies our rights are being violated.

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