Ectogenesis

In her book “The Dialectic of Sex”, published 1970, feminist Shulamith Firestone wrote that differences in biological reproductive roles are a source of gender inequality. Firestone singled out pregnancy and childbirth, arguing that an artificial womb would free “women from the tyranny of their reproductive biology.” Almost half a century later, and since the beginning of time, nothing changed aboutthe burden of labor. Viewed as a woman’s fate and therefore taken for granted, women are still encouraged to become mothers despite all physical, social and financial risks. This project implements ectogenesis into everyday life, as a valid choice for everyone, exploring the impact on humankind: seeking for liberation from the injustice of unequal distribution of the burdens and limits of human procreation.