Storey Hall, RMIT, Melbourne, 16 March 2019.
My view that gay men should not be engaging in surrogacy is not a hatred of gay men, but rather a political difference: a difference that I will spell out in my talk. I am not the first person to criticise gay men, indeed other lesbians and gays have also done so (see Klein, 2017; Solis, 2017; Bindel and Powell, 2018).
Power is at the centre of surrogacy, and it is misuse of power that we are talking about here. When one person has access to, and can exercise more, power than another, it is a relationship of unequal power.
A sentence I hear regularly in the media and in debates about surrogacy is that gay men have a 'right' to 'family formation'.
Bindel, Julie and Gary Powell. 2018. 'Gay Rights and Surrogacy Wrongs: Say "No" to Wombs-for-Rent" '. Stop Surrogacy Now.