“You should stop having sex - no need for sterilization. Or chastity belt, and I keep the key.”
Another tweet taken from the vitriolic backlash against Holly Brockwell, 29, whose childfree beliefs and wish to be sterilised have been making waves in the UK media.
This one’s pretty easy to dismantle.
Amazingly, “sex is for procreation only!” is now almost universally considered to be the most prudish, old-fashioned and dusty belief - until someone needs to punish a wayward woman, in which case it is speedily resurrected from the grave and hoisted up as morally high as it can go without getting sucked into aeroplane turbines.
We still don’t like saying this aloud, but seriously… it’s okay for people who are female to want and enjoy sex. They’re perfectly allowed to - just like the male people among us.
I would expect anyone who insists that others engage in only procreative sex to hold themselves to those extreme ideals, too… though I doubt it, somehow.