My Empty Carriage

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Freedom of Speech

I had the most extraordinary thing happen with my book. I attend a workout facility and know they have many pregnant woman as clients. I asked if I could place my book at the register and postcards with my info on them.  It  seemed to be like a good fit for my book. I guess not. I was approached by management there and they handed me back my book and postcards stating that ” your book has caused  controversy here.” I was a little surprised to hear that. They went on to say” there is a woman here who will not come back if the book is in the studio.”

For me this brings up Farenheit 451. Isn’t it enough to not like the book but to demand it be taken out of the facility a bit controlling. If every person listened to an ignorant uneducated woman like this wouldn’t half of the books in the world be burning in some trash can. Okay I am a bit dramatic. But why does her uncomfortability with the topic outweigh the content in the book. Yes there is sperm mentioned in the book. Is having help with conceiving a crime?  Scientist have been hard at work to help create miracles for families all over the world. They have made the impossible possible for many of us. I believe this is a generational thing as well. She is in her sixties and the language of infertility is a foreign concept. Back when she was having children you either could or couldn’t!

I feel so fortunate to live in a time where medical advances create miracles. Thats how I feel.

I suppose the content hit a nerve for her and my guess is it will do the same for many other people. But I feel it is every personal right to make a choice that works for them, whether it be their sexuality, or being a vegan, choosing how to start a family. The list goes on and on. My idea in life is live and let live. But that’s me.

xClaudia

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