The War on Choice

The Right-Wing Attack on Women's Rights and How to Fight Back

Author: Gloria Feldt

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0307418618

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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Accessible and impassioned, here is an eye-opening look at the right wing strategy to reverse the gains American women have made over the past 50 years. The War on Choice chronicles the actions being taken at the highest levels of government to turn back the clock on women's rights. With the White House acting in anti-choice lockstep with the majorities in both House and Senate, religious extremists are now in key decision-making posts, our federal judiciary is filled with recent appointees whose values are drastically out of step with the pro-choice sentiments of the majority of the American people, abstinence-only sex education is now the rule, ideology has trumped science in domestic and global health policy, and the Supreme Court balance in favor of reproductive freedoms is perilously close to toppling. But while many of the individual facts are known, no one until now has connected all the dots and drawn the Big Picture that shows exactly how radical and how successful this quiet revolution has been. Judge by judge, law by law, and appointee by appointee, The War on Choice speaks the truth about what is happening, and also tells the stories of some of the women whose lives have been affected by these court decisions and federal policies. A keen analysis of current events, combined with a hands-on plan of action for those who want to raise their voices in protest, this book will be riveting reading. And there is no one better equipped to write about the insidious, step-by step chipping away of rights, or about what we can do to fight back, than Gloria Feldt, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Her thirty years of work with the organization combined with her personal experience - as a woman who came out of the same West Texas political landscape as did George W. Bush but faced a very different economic and social reality as the mother of three children by the age of 20 make her the ideal spokeswoman for those who are alarmed by the current political climate.? This book will be a wake-up call, describing in jaw-dropping detail the story of what the anti-choice movement is doing to the rights to birth control, abortion and privacy.? From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Gender and Women's Leadership

A Reference Handbook

Author: Karen O'Connor

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412960835

Category: Leadership in women

Page: 1059

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This work within The SAGE Reference Series on Leadership provides undergraduate students with an authoritative reference resource on leadership issues specific to women and gender. Although covering historical and contemporary barriers to women's leadership and issues of gender bias and discrimination, this two-volume set focuses as well on positive aspects and opportunities for leadership in various domains and is centered on the 101 most important topics, issues, questions, and debates specific to women and gender. Entries provide students with more detailed information and depth of discussion than typically found in an encyclopedia entry, but lack the jargon, detail, and density of a journal article. Key Features Includes contributions from a variety of renowned experts Focuses on women and public leadership in the American context, women's global leadership, women as leaders in the business sector, the nonprofit and social service sector, religion, academia, public policy advocacy, the media, sports, and the arts Addresses both the history of leadership within the realm of women and gender, with examples from the lives of pivotal figures, and the institutional settings and processes that lead to both opportunities and constraints unique to that realm Offers an approachable, clear writing style directed at student researchers Features more depth than encyclopedia entries, with most chapters ranging between 6,000 and 8,000 words, while avoiding the jargon and density often found in journal articles or research handbooks Provides a list of further readings and references after each entry, as well as a detailed index and an online version of the work to maximize accessibility for today's student audience
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The Oxford Companion to American Politics

Author: David Coates

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019976431X

Category: Political Science

Page: 1056

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Provides students and scholars with a valuable reference source in the field of American Politics. The Companion will equip readers with a deep understanding of the complex interaction between governmental institutions and processes and the wider American economy and society that they govern.
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The Global Biopolitics of the IUD

How Science Constructs Contraceptive Users and Women's Bodies

Author: Chikako Takeshita

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262016583

Category: Medical

Page: 238

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In this book, Takeshita investigates the development, marketing, and use of the IUD since the 1960s. She offers a biography of a technological object through a feminist science studies lens, tracing the transformations of the scientific discourse around it over time and across different geographies. Takeshita describes how developers of the IUD adapted to different social interests in their research and how changing assumptions about race, class, and female sexuality often guided scientific inquiries. The IUD, she argues, became a "politically versatile technology," adaptable to both feminist and nonfeminist reproductive politics because of researchers' attempts to maintain the device's suitability for women in both the developing and the developed world.
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Exporting Extremism

How Anti-choice Policies Threaten Women's Lives Around the World

Author: Gloria Feldt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781884381225

Category: Political Science

Page: 40

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In this excerpt from her critically-acclaimed The War on Choice, Gloria Feldt investigates Americas family planning policies abroad. Exporting Extremism, the pivotal chapter from the longer work, constitutes some of Feldts hardest-hitting arguments against current policy trends, and succeeds in making a clear and pointed attack. Michael Moore calls it a wake-up call that needs to be read! Gloria Feldt is president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
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Fight Like a Girl

How to be a Fearless Feminist

Author: Megan Seely

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814740014

Category: Social Science

Page: 279

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Fight Like A Girl offers a fearless vision for the future of feminism. By boldly detailing what is at stake for women and girls today, Megan Seely outlines the necessary steps to achieve true political, social and economic equity for all. Reclaiming feminism for a new generation, Fight Like A Girl speaks to young women who embrace feminism in substance but not necessarily in name.Seely is herself a long-time activist and details her own activism from a young teenager going on hunger strikes to protest the rights of agricultural workers to a Third Waver in college to the youngest elected President of the California chapter of the National Organization for Women--the largest statewide feminist organization in the country. With an eye toward what it takes to create actual change, Seely offers a practical and useful guide for how to get involved, take action, and wage successful campaigns.The book is full of valuable resources for novice and committed activists alike, including such features as "How to Write a Press Release," "Guidelines to a Good Media Interview," "A Feminist Shopping Guide," and a list of over 100 Fabulous Feminist Resources, including organizations, websites, and events to attend. Each chapter is full of ideas, both big and small, for ways to get involved, as well as providing countless examples of successful actions already achieved.Exploring such issues as body image and self-acceptance, education and empowerment, health and sexuality, political representation, economic justice and violence against women, Fight Like A Girl looks at the challenges that women and girls face while emphasizing the strength that they independently, and collectively, embody. Seely delvesinto the politics of the feminist movement--exploring both history and current day realities. A Third Wave manifesto as well as an introduction to
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