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| Artificial Wombs
Artificial wombs are able to grow a baby without the need for a human womb (read more in the resources).
Some see them as the future of pregnancy and birth - and this is what I am extremely concerned about.
I give a quickfire response, a wildfire response, and more on this issue.
Artificial wombs are being touted as the future of birth.
To allow us to carry on normal lives instead of being pregnant.
This reeks of dystopia.
We have already fucked up birth with excessive interventions and cesareans.
We have already fucked up agriculture with industrial farming.
We have already fucked up our planet with rapacious capitalism, racism, sexism.
Do you not think that the Right Wing and Authoritarian regimes will use it for eugenics? No! They will use it to manipulate the population of their countries. All they need is sperm and ovaries and a factory of artificial womb machines.
We never seem to learn.
Excessive human intervention in natural systems always ends badly.
We need to work intelligently and lovingly with Nature.
This includes everything to do with and around birth.
Artificial wombs is industrialised birth.
It allows intensive, factory farming of human babies.
The same inhumanity and cruelty involved in industrialised animal farming will manifest.
Birth will become even more dominated by tech and by big corporations.
We need to be rebelling from these capitalist, tech solutions.
It will be business as usual, destroying the planet and keeping lives too busy to really tackle the deeper human issues.
Caring and humanity and love will be peripheral.
Greed and rape will remain at the centre of global culture.
Industrial farming brought us monocultures and breakdown of ecosystems.
Would you not rather have regenerative agriculture working with Nature, grow your own food?
Capitalism brought us the Climate & Ecological Emergency and extinction for so many.
Would you not rather have you at the centre of your birth?
Why do you want Big Tech and Capitalism in your birth at all?
Where is Mother Earth in your birth?
Where are your own creative and luminous thoughts and feelings, feeding and communing with the growing baby?
The baby is not a machine to be constructed like a piece of furniture.
Life begins before birth, before conception even. Read:-
- Preparing for Conception.
- Prenatal Bonding.
- Natural Pregnancy.
- Birth - A Human Rights Issue.
Are you going to give up on all that so you can carry on making money?
Probably exploiting the Earth as you carry on your job in the capitalist culture?
We need to put MotherBaby at the centre of a New World.
This will be a Solar Culture, a Culture of Love.
Free birth from Tech, from Money, from Government, from Men, from Fear.
Return it to Women.
Return it to Nature.
Return it to Love.
More on Artificial Wombs
Wikipedia (accessed 23 October 2016) says:
'In the 1970 book The Dialectic of Sex, radical feminist Shulamith Firestone wrote that differences in biological reproductive roles are a source of gender inequality. Firestone singled out pregnancy and childbirth, making the argument that an artificial womb would free "women from the tyranny of their reproductive biology."
In my view, she is mistaking uniformity for equality. We can be different and be equal. Reproductive biology does not have to be a tyranny. It can be a joy.
The tyranny is actually capitalism, racism, sexism, colonialism, patriarchy.
Implement things like a Universal Basic Income and Universal Basic Services, Nature-friendly policies (see here).
Then see if reproductive biology is joyful...