Bodily Autonomy

Doug: “I need you to clean up all the paper in your room, please.”

Billie: “And where, exactly, am I supposed to put all this paper?!”

Doug: “Gee, Billie, wouldn’t it be great if there was some sort of binder that you could store paper in?”

Billie:   “No, dad! I’m not using that binder. No.”

Doug: “Why not?”

Billie: “Just no. No is a complete sentence. You cannot force my body to do something it doesn’t want to do.”

Doug: “Billie. I’m literally just asking you to put paper away.”

Billie: “But you know what’s more important than paper? MY BODILY AUTONOMY!!”
…In case you were wondering what happens when two Communication Studies majors raise a child, here it is folks.

Bodily Autonomy

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