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A Child of One's Own: Parental Stories

Rachel Bowlby

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199607945
eISBN:
9780191760518
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199607945.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Among the elementary human stories, parenthood has tended to go untold. Compared to the spectacular attachments of romantic love, it is only the predictable sequel. Compared to the passions of ... More


Women of Color and the Movement for Reproductive Justice: A Human Rights Agenda

Jennifer Nelson

in More Than Medicine: A History of the Feminist Women's Health Movement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762776
eISBN:
9780814770894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762776.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This concluding chapter details the creation of a reproductive justice movement among women of color. Critical of the dominant abortion rights discourse about reproductive “choice,” they used human ... More


A Brief Overview of American Reproductive History

Simone M. Caron

in Who Chooses?: American Reproductive History since 1830

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813031996
eISBN:
9780813039220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813031996.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter first sets out the purpose of the book, which is to examine the reproductive choices available to individuals since the mid-nineteenth century. It seeks to determine who chooses for whom ... More


“To Produce Offspring without Interference by the State”: Making Reproductive Freedom, 1960s–1970s

Leigh Ann Wheeler

in How Sex Became a Civil Liberty

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199754236
eISBN:
9780190254414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199754236.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the period from the 1960s to the 1970s, which saw the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) defend birth control and abortion which helped to transform its understanding of ... More


Reproductive Choice: A Prehistory

Rachel Bowlby

in A Child of One's Own: Parental Stories

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199607945
eISBN:
9780191760518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199607945.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The chapter begins with Freud's vision of the origins of settled society in a contingent meeting of different male and female needs: sex and reproduction, respectively. ‘A woman's right to choose’: ... More


Accident and Excess: The “Choice” to have a Baby

Kelly Oliver

in Knock Me Up, Knock Me Down: Images of Pregnancy in Hollywood Films

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161091
eISBN:
9780231530705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161091.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter discusses how the language of choice has progressed in pregnancy films and put into the service of pro-life family values. Even while these films support a woman's right to choose, they ... More


Pregnant Horror: Gestating the Other(s) Within

Kelly Oliver

in Knock Me Up, Knock Me Down: Images of Pregnancy in Hollywood Films

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161091
eISBN:
9780231530705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161091.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter studies the various horror fantasies of women's role in reproduction and their reproductive choices. Pregnant horror films exhibit anxieties over women's reproductive capacities and ... More


Mothers and Fathers: Intention and Parentage in Commercial Surrogacy

Anindita Majumdar

in Transnational Commercial Surrogacy and the (Un)Making of Kin in India

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780199474363
eISBN:
9780199090822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199474363.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality, Marriage and the Family

What drives the desire to be part of the commercial surrogacy arrangement in India? This chapter seeks to answer this question by looking at an important aspect of transnational commercial surrogacy: ... More


The Law and Violence Against Women in the Family at Century’s End: The US Experience

Elizabeth M. Schneider

in Cross Currents: Family Law and Policy in the US and England

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198268208
eISBN:
9780191683442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268208.003.0021
Subject:
Law, Family Law

The beating of wives or girlfriends is a long-hidden aspect of family life that has existed over time and throughout cultures. There has been a dramatic change in both public and legal recognition at ... More


Gender in the Arena of the Courts: The Prosecution of Abortion and Infanticide in Early Meiji Japan

Susan L. Burns

in Gender and Law in the Japanese Imperium

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824837150
eISBN:
9780824869472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824837150.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter traces the history of abortion law from the early modern period and analyzes trial records of abortion and infanticide cases from the 1870s and 1880s in order to intervene in the debate ... More


You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby?: Gender and Dehumanization

Steven W. Bender

in Mea Culpa: Lessons on Law and Regret from U.S. History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479899623
eISBN:
9781479876730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479899623.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

In the same way that seeming progress for African Americans is deceptive as we replicate oppressions of the past in different forms, this chapter addresses the ongoing subordination of women despite ... More


The “Incidental Relation” of Mother

Tracy A. Thomas

in Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Feminist Foundations of Family Law

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780814783047
eISBN:
9781479853892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814783047.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter explores Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s views on women’s reproductive rights. It traces the voluntary motherhood movement among women’s rights activists and social reformers, which endorsed ... More


Disability and Disadvantage

Kimberley Brownlee and Adam Cureton (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199234509
eISBN:
9780191809804
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199234509.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book offers a much-needed investigation of moral and political issues concerning disability, and explores how the experiences of people with disabilities can lead to reconsideration of prominent ... More


women’s rights: a private matter

toby l. schonfeld

in The Picture of Health: Medical Ethics and the Movies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199735365
eISBN:
9780190267520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199735365.003.0064
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses the issue of reproductive choice raised by the film Private Matter (1992). The film tells the story of Sherri Finkbine (Sissy Spacek), a happily married mother of four, who is ... More


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