Prolife Feminism

Author : Rachel M. MacNair
ISBN : 9781477173053
Genre : History
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"We need a new way of seeing!" --Jennifer Ferguson, South African musician & Former MP, African National Congress Is abortion on "demand" a woman's right, or a wrong inflicted on women? Is it a mark of liberation, or a sign that women are not yet free? From Anglo-Irish writer Mary Wollstonecraft to Kenyan environmentalist and 2004 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai, many eighteenth- through twenty-first-century feminists have opposed it as violence against fetal lives arising from violence against female lives. This more inclusive, surprisingly old-but-new vision of reproductive choice is called prolife feminism. This book's original edition in 1995 offered brilliant essays on abortion and related social justice issues by the likes of suffragists Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton and civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer. A decade of activism and research since has made this second, greatly expanded second edition necessary. It not only documents the continuing evolution of prolife feminism worldwide, but more accurately represents the rich diversity of past and present women--and men--who have stood up for both mother and child. It thus is a vital, unique resource for peacemaking in the increasingly globalized abortion war.
Category: History

Pro Life Feminism

Author : Gail Grenier Sweet
ISBN : 0919225225
Genre : Abortion
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Category: Abortion

The Politically Incorrect Guide To Women Sex And Feminism

Author : Carrie L. Lukas
ISBN : 9781596986138
Genre : Social Science
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We’ve been duped. We were raised to think we could have it all. In college we were told that men weren’t necessary. Pop culture told us that career—not family—came first. The idea of being a stay-at-home mom was for losers. And yet are we happier than our mothers or grandmothers, who grew up before women were "liberated" by the sexual revolution? For many women, the answer is no. In The Politically Incorrect Guide™ to Women, Sex, and Feminism, Carrie Lukas, a young career woman and new mother, sets the record straight: correcting the lies women have been told and slamming the door on the screaming harpies of NOW, feminist professors, and the rest of the bra-burners who have done so much to wreck women’s lives. Bet your feminist teacher never told you: * Women’s lib has "liberated" men from having to commit, "freed" women from marriage, and often "unshackled" women from having a family. * More than ever, women in their twenties and thirties live alone, are discarded by boyfriends after "living together," and are watching their biological clocks tick past the point of no return. * Women still prefer men who are breadwinners and can protect them physically.
Category: Social Science

The Gender Line

Author : Nancy Levit
ISBN : 9780814752951
Genre : Social Science
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Despite tremendous advances in civil rights, we live in a world where the sexes remain sharply segregated from birth to death: in names, clothing, social groupings, and possessions; in occupations, civic association, and domestic roles. Gender separatism, so pervasive as to be almost invisible, permeates the fabric of our daily social routines. Preferring a notion of gender that is fluid and contextual, and denying that separatism is inevitable, Nancy Levit dismantles the myths of gender essentialism Drawing on a wealth of interdisciplinary data regarding the biological and cultural origins of sex differences, Levit provides a fresh perspective on gendered behaviors and argues the need for careful cultivation of new relations between the sexes. With its focus particularly on men, The Gender Line offers an insightful overview of the construction of gender and the damaging effects of its stereotypes. Levit analyzes the ways in which law legitimizes the social segregation of the sexes through legal decisions regarding custody, employment, education, sexual harassment, and criminal law. In so doing, she illustrates the ways in which men's and women's oppressions are intertwined and how law molds the very definition of masculinity. Applying feminist methodology to the doctrine of feminism itself, Levit artfully demonstrates that gender separatism infects even our contemporary views of feminism. Levit asks questions that have been too long been unspoken--those that lie at the core of the feminist project, yet threaten its very foundations. Revealing masculinity as both a privileged and a victimized condition, she calls for a step forward, past the bounds of contemporary feminism and its conflicts, toward a more egalitarian and inclusive feminism. This brand of feminism would reshape traditional masculinity, invite men into feminist dialogue, and claim men as political allies.
Category: Social Science

Abortion Understanding Differences

Author : Sidney Callahan
ISBN : 9781461327530
Genre : Medical
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SIDNEY CALLAHAN AND DANIEL CALLAHAN This book, like many other things to do with abortion, is a product of long controversy. Though carried out with cooperation, it was conceived in conflict. The conflict between the coeditors has per sisted for years-in fact, for at least half of their thirty-year marriage. One, Sidney, is prolife; the other, Daniel, is prochoice. Ever since the topic of abortion became of professional interest to us, in the 1960s, we have disagreed. At one time, while Daniel was writing a book on the subject, Abortion: Law, Choice and Morality (1970), we talked about the subject every day for the four years of the book's gestation. On many occasions during the 1970s, prolife articles writ ten by Sidney were passed out at Daniel's lectures in order to refute his pro choice views. Over the years, every argument, every statistic, every historical example cited in the literature has been discussed by the two of us. As Eliza Doolittle says about "words" in My Fair Lady, "There's nota one I haven't heard. " And yet we still disagree. How can it be, we ask ourselves, that intelligent people of goodwill who know all the same facts and all the same arguments still come down on different sides of the con troversy? As we well know, it is possible to agree about many things and have great love and respect for an opponent, and still differ.
Category: Medical

Governance And Social Professions

Author : Peter Herrmann
ISBN : 1604562501
Genre : Political Science
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The book presents contributions on diverse topics as Parent Support in the Republic of Ireland: An Evaluation of One Model of Intervention; Convergence in the Midst of DivergenceAn Exploration of Feminist Support for and Opposition to Abortion; Relationships and Sexuality Education in the Irish Context: An Analysis of Policy and Programme Implementation; Inner-Country Adoption - Challenging National Identity; Youth Work and Young People's Transitions to the Labour Market in the Republic of Ireland; Social movements, community development and the discourse of national community: an analysis of popular 'progressive' mobilisation in Ireland; Community development: problems of ambiguity and ambivalence; Is there a specific East Central European welfare culture?
Category: Political Science

No Higher Court

Author : Germain Kopaczynski
ISBN : 0940866501
Genre : Philosophy
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This book traces the roots of the contemporary abortion debate in the tradition of existential philosophy of the Sartrian type by investigating the work of four feminist writers on abortion - each with a specific focus: Simone de Beauvoir, Mary Daly, Carol Gilligan, and Beverly Wildung Harrison. Beauvoir provides a feminist epistemology crucial to the abortion idea; Daly adds a dualist metaphysics to Beauvoir's theory of feminist knowledge; Gilligan provides the support of developmental psychology to the abortion project; and Harrison furnishes a theological undergirding to support the abortion edifice. Finally, No Higher Court attempts to envisage a pro-life feminism that is able to provide a "new world for women without abortion as its linchpin and bedrock".
Category: Philosophy

Federalism Feminism And Multilevel Governance

Author : Jill Vickers
ISBN : 9781409499855
Genre : Political Science
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Until recently, few gender scholars took notice of the impact of state architecture on women's representation, political opportunities, and policy achievements. Likewise scholars of federalism, devolution and multilevel governance have largely ignored their gender impact. For the first time, this book explores how women's politics is affected by and affects federalism, whether in Australia, Canada, India, Mexico, Nigeria, Russia or the US. Equally, it assesses the gender implications of devolution and multilevel governance in the European Union, including case studies of the UK and Germany. Globally, multilevel governance is providing new arenas for women's politics. For example, CEDAW (the UN Convention for the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women) has led most governments to adopt gender-equality norms while other UN instruments have supported Aboriginal self-government. Gender scholars will find especially valuable what is revealed about the impact of political architecture on a broad range of policy issues, including gay marriage, reproductive rights and childcare. Federalism scholars will benefit from the book's wide range of cases, comparative themes and combination of gender and federalism perspectives. Written by leading experts, this book fills an important gap in both literatures.
Category: Political Science

Achieving Peace In The Abortion War

Author : Rachel M. MacNair
ISBN : 9781440113253
Genre : Psychology
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Elections come and go, and outcomes depend on events and characters out of the control of any single movement. The United States' downward trend in abortions, however, has happened steadily through both Democrat and Republican administrations. There are several reasons to believe this is likely to continue. The fragility of abortion practice in the United States is becoming increasingly clear. (People in other countries may also find useful information in the principles explained here). The real-life experience of doctors and nurses involved in providing abortion show that they are a weakening link in the abortion chain, and this book explains reasons why this is so that depend more on psychology than politics. There is also a vital opportunity in understanding the human mind's drive for consistency and its link to behavior. When knowing about how abortion practice has begun collapsing, people find it safer to hear the case against it, and to act in a more constructive way toward the genuine needs of pregnant women. The social and psychological dynamics of performing and defending abortions offer many opportunities for stopping widespread feticide. The more we understand these, the more effective we can be as peacemakers in the abortion war.
Category: Psychology

By Their Fruits

Author : Ann Farmer
ISBN : 9780813215303
Genre : History
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Though controversial in subject, By Their Fruits presents an important examination of not only the history of abortion legislation but also the history and impact of the Eugenics movement.
Category: History