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Intersections of Queer Symposium

  • University of Alberta ECHA Edmonton, AB T6G 2R3 Canada (map)

Body Autonomy and the criminalization of sex

All bodies are not considered equal, all bodies are not valued the same and all bodies are not subject to the same regulations and control. The State places restrictions on what you do with your own body and what others can do to your body with/out your consent. This may be acted out through the guise of protection, public morality, in the name of nationalism, security or religion, but the limitations placed on some bodies and not others, and the impunity for violence to some bodies and not others, makes it clear that oppression, discrimination and subjugation are not only at work but sanctioned through state protections.

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