The Means of Reproduction

Sex, Power, and the Future of the World
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Author(s): Michelle Goldberg
Original Publish Date: Apr 02, 2009
Product Number: EB00398270
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781101028766
Publisher: Penguin Books
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Description

New York Times columnist Michelle Goldberg's brilliant investigation of the global struggle over women's reproductive rights—"the worldwide battle between the forces of modernity and those of reaction, being fought on the terrain of women's bodies" Through Goldberg's meticulous reporting across four continents, The Means of Reproduction highlights the past and present of feminist activism around the world. In the face of a new wave of authoritarianism, we can look to the stories within this book—from an abortion provider turned health minister of Ghana to survivors of domestic abuse in India to pioneers of access to birth control throughout the Global South—as both blueprint and inspiration. With broad historical scope and lucid prose, Goldberg's analysis demonstrates that women's rights are key to flourishing societies.

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