This is a very disturbing report about the use of forced sterilization on Indigenous women in Saskatchewan, Canada. Native American women in the US face the exact same problem. Forced sterilization is a problem faced by Black, Latina, & Native American women & is a central issue in population control programs which are racist up to their hairy eyeballs. The women’s liberation movement of the 1960s & 1970s formulated the demand for abortion rights but added a demand against forced sterilization to distinguish feminist concern for reproductive freedom from racist eugenists who wanted abortion as an appendage to forced sterilization.
Perhaps feminism will soon develop beyond its self-indulgent ’empowerment’ phase to get back to the politics of women’s rights & join forces with Black, Latina, & Native American women in fighting the scourge of forced sterilization & population control which are disguised forms of genocide.