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‘Asking for It': Why We Need to Get Angry About Rape Culture

Feminist author Kate Harding wields metaphor with unrivaled mastery in her new book to root out the causes and effects of the way an internalized set of myths about sexual assault allow an epidemic to continue.

Feminist author Kate Harding wields metaphor with unrivaled mastery in her new book to root out the causes and effects of the way an internalized set of myths about sexual assault allow an epidemic to continue.

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Rachel Hills Busts ‘The Sex Myth,’ With Eye-Opening, But Depressing, Results

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.

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.

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Book Review: ‘Cracked Open: Liberty, Fertility, and the Pursuit of High-Tech Babies’

Miriam Zoll's horrifying personal story about using a host of Assisted Reproductive Technologies [ART] including In Vitro Fertilization [IVF] and egg donation in an effort to have a child is part memoir and part expose of an unscrupulous, high-profit industry. It’s a compelling read.

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.

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Child Abduction for Adoption and the Tangled Web of Deceit in Guatemala: A Review of Erin Siegal’s “Finding Fernanda”

Fernanda Alvaro.

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.

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Our Bodies, Ourselves: Turning 40, Going Global

Photo by Kathleen Dooher

Born in Boston, Our Bodies, Ourselves has become an international force for women’s rights.

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The “Intimate Wars” of the Indomitable Merle Hoffman

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.

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STOKING FIRE: Frank Schaeffer’s New Book Takes Muddled and Condescending Approach to Abortion

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.

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New Feminist Books Offer Multifaceted Critique of Culture Wars

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.

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“Broken Justice” : Race, Abortion, and Misogyny

“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.

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An Uncommon Life in an Uncommon War

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.

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