@DissidentKitty there are a lot of moral problems with the framing of "human rights": namely that they emphasize formal rights at the expense of substantive rights: if you have a "right" to obtain medical care but you cannot afford it, in what sense is that right meaningful?

and this framing also obscures how law works and how embedded these concepts are to the liberal framework. your ability to exist freely and dignified in the world should not be contingent on the blessing of a state to recognize some right or another by law. rights which can be taken as freely as they are given



@substack would it be ok if I reposted this on the birdsite? it's very well-put.

@substack fair enough, it was just an interesting perspective i hadn't considered before

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