Hallo! I'm Kate, a 16 year old high school student living in Ontario, Canada. Art is my passion and I try to draw as much as I can. I reblog a lot of anime and animal crossing. Im also super into Hannibal, Welcome to Night Vale, Spock and Sherlock, though you don't see much of it on my blog. I'm also totally cool with swapping friend codes and stuff, so just send an ask with your code if you want it.
"My body, my choice" only makes sense when someone else’s life isn’t at stake.
Fun fact: If my younger sister was in a car accident and desperately needed a blood transfusion to live, and I was the only person on Earth who could donate blood to save her, and even though donating blood is a relatively easy, safe, and quick procedure no one can force me to give blood. Yes, even to save the life of a fully grown person, it would be ILLEGAL to FORCE me to donate blood if I didn’t want to.
See, we have this concept called “bodily autonomy.” It’s this….cultural notion that a person’s control over their own body is above all important and must not be infringed upon.
Like, we can’t even take LIFE SAVING organs from CORPSES unless the person whose corpse it is gave consent before their death. Even corpses get bodily autonomy.
To tell people that they MUST sacrifice their bodily autonomy for 9 months against their will in an incredibly expensive, invasive, difficult process to save what YOU view as another human life (a debatable claim in the early stages of pregnancy when the VAST majority of abortions are performed) is desperately unethical. You can’t even ask people to sacrifice bodily autonomy to give up organs they aren’t using anymore after they have died.
You’re asking people who can become pregnant to accept less bodily autonomy than we grant to dead bodies.
If I were to describe the new wave of cartoons, namely Adventure Time, Steven Universe, Gravity falls and the like, in one word it’d be healthy.
I’m constantly wowed by how meticulously healthy and sensible the relationships and discourse are for the characters. Like I’m actually hopeful for what younger people learn and keep with them from watching these shows.
I wanna tack Wander Over Yonder onto this post, and say that I agree wholeheartedly with the description of ‘healthy’ - all of these shows mentioned have really good interpersonal relationships and it’s so wonderful.
I’d also go so far as to say they’re healthy for the industry of animated TV shows as well! They’re all pushing the envelope for the art form as a whole, whether it be from the diversity of the characters, the quality of the writing, the brilliant standards of the illustration and animation, and so many other things. there’s so many beautiful great cartoons lately, wow, I’m glad.