Ask A Genius 199 – Overpopulation, Religion, Government (Part 3)
Scott Douglas Jacobsen & Rick Rosner
June 15, 2017
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Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What about—Can I make a distinction of reproductive control?
Rick Rosner: Yes.
Jacobsen: I like Margaret Atwood, and I am Canadian. So, this is partly where this is coming from. If you control women’s reproduction, then you control legacy. The primary means of control of reproduction are women, who are lower status globally and through time. Secondary is men who get sex with a woman and generally lower-class males who get some status and the reward is the sex with the woman and probably enshrined in things like head of the household, head of the family, and so on.
Whereas for the primary control, that class doesn’t get that. I feel as though this era that we’re seeing now, and that you’re strongly directing attention to is a – not a dissolution, but a slow erosion of that. People have more freedom in their lives and so control over their own reproduction, which hasn’t been the historical case whether from the state or a religion.
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