By Wendy Simonds
These are the questions that force Wendy Simonds' Abortion at Work. Simonds records the methods in which employees at a feminist hospital build compelling feminist visions, and likewise watch their beliefs fall brief in perform. Simonds translates those women's narratives to get at how abortion works on feminism, and to exhibit what feminism can achieve by way of rethinking abortion using those activists' phrases. In completely enticing prose, Simonds frames her research with a relocating account of her personal own knowing of the issues.
Read Online or Download Abortion at work: ideology and practice in a feminist clinic PDF
Best women's studies books
Double criteria are not anything new. girls take care of them each day. Take the typical truism that girls who sleep round are sluts whereas males are studs. Why is it that males develop distinctive and sexily grey as they age whereas girls simply get baggy and haggard? have you questioned how a tender girl is meant to either virginal and provocatively attractive while?
During this pathbreaking quantity, Ross Shepard Kraemer presents the 1st finished examine women's religions in Greco-Roman antiquity. She vividly recreates the spiritual lives of early Christian, Jewish, and pagan girls, with many desirable examples: Greek women's devotion to goddesses, rites of Roman matrons, Jewish ladies in rabbinic and diaspora groups, Christian women's struggles to workout authority and autonomy, and women's roles as leaders within the complete spectrum of Greco-Roman religions.
It's not striking that non-academic bible readers mostly forget about Nahum. Comprising just a couple of pages, it really is simply neglected in the course of the twelve Minor Prophets. whilst a reader does cease in passing, the ebook seems to be short, brutish, and uncomfortably violent. taking a look extra heavily, even if, readers may possibly discover echoes of different a lot higher prophets, resembling Isaiah and Ezekiel, maybe even of the Psalms, and finish that the publication is a slightly second-rate pastiche of different writings, even supposing a few particularly magnificent poetry is woven into it.
Delve into gender lens making an investment and the truth of the feminine economic climate ladies this day are an remarkable strength within the worldwide economy—as winning marketers, company executives and family members breadwinners. but gender-based violence, the absence of women's criminal rights and the power salary hole stubbornly stay.
- The Making of Early England
- A space of her own: personal narratives of twelve women
- Technophobia: The Psychological Impact of Information Technology
Additional resources for Abortion at work: ideology and practice in a feminist clinic
The isolation I felt spending most of my time reading made me long for an immediate way to express my feminism in activism. I began at the clinic by learning how to do "contraceptive counseling" and then advanced to abortion counseling. My prescribed goal was to describe the abortion to each client; to make sure she was certain she wanted to have an abortion; to take her blood pressure, temperature, and pulse; and to guide her through the signing of various informed-consent formspreferably in under twenty minutes.
Ours was about growing breasts, pubic and armpit hair, and about menstruation. " I had seen breasted and pubichaired women in my father's Playboy magazines. None of these representations felt as though they had anything to do with me. I can't remember how menstruation was depicted in the film. I already knew all about puberty from my mother, who always told me well in advance about what might happen to my body. When we reconvened, everyone was all giggly and red-faced; we didn't tell the boys what was in our film, and they didn't tell us about theirs.
When I hung up the phone my hand was shaking. After the first couple of tests, I stopped feeling so anxious, and eventually I would not even worry when my period took two months to come. During my last year of college, I took a course called Psychology of Women, in which I remember an older woman discussing her past abortions with regret. She thought about how old her aborted "children" might be had she continued her pregnancies. And now that she had children of her own, she couldn't imagine having an abortion ever again.