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Between your legs, or between your ears?

Jakarta   /   Wed, July 11, 2018   /  11:43 am
Between your legs, or between your ears? During the New Order, family planning was considered among the government’s success stories. (Shutterstock/File)

Let’s face it — too many things in life are driven by what’s between one’s legs and what’s between one’s ears.

I am, of course, talking about human genitalia, which represent human beings’ base instincts, or shall we say, physical and material needs, and our brains, which represent our rational thinking and hopefully also our conscience. It’s a crude dichotomization, but you get my point. 

What better way to align the two than through family planning, the theme for World Population Day 2018, which is today. The exact theme is “Family planning is a human right”. The reason for the choice of family planning is because this year is the 50th anniversary of an international human rights conference held in Tehran, which issued a proclamation that it’s “a basic right of parents to be able ...

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not reflect the official stance of The Jakarta Post.