Others muted the differences between men and women and were satisfied to preach absolute equality. But they all reckoned...
I want to know one thing: Sex is an elective act. You can choose to do it or not. You can (and should) choose whom to do it with. Further, unlike food, water, and air, you don't need sex to survive as an individual. Pregnancy can only result from sex, thus, pregnancy is an elective act. If you do not want to become pregnant, not having sex is an absolutely effective, absolutely free-of-charge way to avoid pregnancy. If you want to have sex and you don't want pregnancy, you can, of course, contracept. It is certainly morally wrong, but then so is sex between anyone but a woman and her husband. In any case, contraception is available, legal, and relatively inexpensive....
More than a century and a half ago, when early suffragettes fought to win the vote, they campaigned for equality as a source of independence and dignity, a means for a woman to stand equally with a man. The vote would uphold a woman's capacity to be fully human under the law, and from the law the culture would change. The early feminists assumed a moral superiority over men, which is why so many were active in the temperance movement.
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