Though limited in scope, Rachel Hills’ The Sex Myth nudges readers to consider how sexual behavior impacts self-esteem and membership in desired social groups within secular Western culture.
Miriam Zoll’s horrifying personal story about using a host of assisted reproductive technologies, including in vitro fertilization and egg donation, in an effort to have a child is part memoir and part exposé of an unscrupulous, high-profit industry. It’s a compelling read.
Because much of my research has focused on reforming intercountry adoption and most especially Guatemala, I opened Siegal’s “Finding Fernanda” cautiously. By the end of this captivating read, it is impossible to see Alvarado as anything but a strong and resilient woman who is determined to fight circumstances of poverty and oppression.
Born in Boston, Our Bodies, Ourselves has become an international force for women’s rights.
There are many incredible stories about leaders in the women’s rights movement. This is one of them. Intimate Wars: The Life and Times of the Woman Who Brought Abortion from the Back Alley to the Boardroom is a complex story that is moving, sobering, and should not be missed.
Schaeffer’s latest book, Sex, Mom, & God: How the Bible’s Strange Take on Sex Led to Crazy Politics—and How I Learned to Love Women (and Jesus) Anyway (Da Capo Press), continues to dissect fundamentalist belief systems.
A bumper crop of feminist books that came out this spring and summer reveal that women’s bodies remain battlegrounds for ideological struggles all over the world.
“Broken Justice: A True Story of Race, Sex and Revenge in a Boston Courtroom” — the autobiography of a brave physician fighting for his freedom, career, and principles — recounts an important part of reproductive justice history that may change the reader as much as it changed its author.
There are many powerful war stories in our world. “This Common Secret: My Journey as an Abortion Doctor” by Dr. Susan Wicklund is one of them.
Secularists and evangelicals attempt to divide and conquer suburbia in the biting new book, “The Abstinence Teacher” by Tom Perrotta. And divide they do.