Joyce recently spoke to RH Reality Check about how the movement she chronicles relates to abortion politics and the treatment of biological families of adoptees at home and abroad.
To coincide with the 40th anniversary of Roe V. Wade, Advocates for Youth has published a book compiled from 40 stories submitted to the 1 in 3 Campaign. This article is the introduction to 1 in 3: These Are Our Stories.
I’ve written more than twenty books, but was startled by what I learned: you can raise the possibility of abortion, but it must be rejected. I hit a wall of resistance I believe is self-censorship on the part of the publishers. When a character is pregnant, whether from rape, incest, etc., so long as a baby is born, that’s acceptable. The “Juno” scenario.
Even more than that, the women in these stories have transcended being “good female characters” who subvert stereotyps into just being good characters, period; real ones, ones whose journeys we are, sometimes to a desperate extent, obsessed with.
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.
Just how close is today’s reality to Margaret Atwood’s fictional misogynist dystopia, Gilead, the setting of “The Handmaid’s Tale”?
The following is an excerpt from Gloria Feldt’s new book No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power.
RH Reality Check, United Nations Foundations, and Women’s Campaign Forum are co-hosting a book party for Gloria Feldt’s upcoming No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power in DC and you’re invited!
Happy International Women’s Day! RH Realitycheck has partnered with UN Dispatch to celebrate by offering a list of favorite books, articles, and blogs on the themes of women’s rights and human rights. Add your favorites!
Carole Joffe’s new book Dispatches from the Abortion Wars: The Costs of Fanaticism to Doctors, Patients, and the Rest of Us, she details how many physicians are actively discouraged from incorporating abortion into other forms of medical practice, and the choice to perform abortions in some areas may make practicing any other type of medicine virtually impossible.