Perhaps in other parts of the world it is a shocking act. It is not a shocking act in America.

In the 1970s when Roe v. Wade was granting mostly white women more bodily autonomy, up to 50% of Native American women were forcibly sterilized by the U.S. government.

Hospitals in the South let medical students practice unnecessary hysterectomies on Black women, in what came to be known as “Mississippi appendectomies” and a third of those were girls under 18.

Many victims of these operations lived in psychiatric institutions and received no warning about the procedure.

In some states, the non-consensual sterilization of people with intellectual disabilities is still legal in certain cases.

Umair, I will write about this. Because you asked where the feminists are. And I will tag you. I hope you'll read it.

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