You originally claimed:
Own - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster DictionaryPeople are making a false dichotomy here, that if you don't own yourself, then someone else has to own you.
1. Own: to have power or mastery over <wanted to own his own life>
(Ironic choice of the <> example the dictionary chose, considering you disagree with wikipedia, the dictionary, me...just saying)
2. Having the power to determine who has power over Bob, is termed "owning Bob".
3. Cephus claims that "[Bob] does not own himself"
4. Cephus is determining who owns Bob.
->Cephus owns Bob.
Yet, you claimed earlier that not owning yourself, does NOT imply someone else owns you. But clearly it did. The only other option is silence Cephus, don't make the claim about who owns other people, and there will be literally <nothing> to disagree on. You can't escape it with semantics either. You can insist that "own" can't apply to a person, but we'd just then find a new word that you are comfortable with, that does mean "power to control ownership", and we'd plug it all right back into the same argument and get the same result.