Sunday, June 03, 2007

Ownership of your body

In response to a news report about use of exercise equipment at work, Maia of Alas, A Blog said
It’s none of our employer’s business whether or not we lose 20 to 30 kg, or gain 20 or 30 kg. Our bodies and our lives should belong to us, that’s the basic meaning of freedom.

She's right except that when we want to claim ownership we need to also accept responsibility for upkeep and maintanence. When we expect our employers to cover that responsibility for us by providing health insurance and sick leave then we give up some of those ownership rights.


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