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The Self-Ownership Principle is Bollocks!

I think this is longer than it should be, but here is a brief summary of the key points and my own thoughts:

1.) You control yourself.

2.) But you cannot “own yourself” because the concept of ownership inherently implies two different people; this is an is-ought fallacy as well as a mind-body dualism. The “self,” whatever it may be, is inseparable from the body.

3.) Assuming you can own yourself, then that must also mean you can (even voluntarily) transfer ownership of yourself to other people, and hence, you are property or a commodity.

4.) Slavery is not based on actual ownership but ownership of others’ rights. (This is explained in further detail on The Prime Directive)

5.) Ideas of physical/sexual autonomy buy into the same commodification when using the self-ownership principle.

Here is some more debunking against self-ownership.

The Prime Directive

Includes a quote from yours truly.

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