Interpreting Women's Lives: Feminist Theory and Personal by Personal Narratives Group

By Personal Narratives Group

"... wealthy and thought-provoking... that sort of collaborative writing is feminist scholarship at its top, and exhaustingly difficult." -- The Women's assessment of Books"A big contribution to women's reports and autobiographical criticism." -- Choice"... exciting.... will bring about new perception and appreciation of the range and complexity of women's lives." -- Feminist Collections"... provocative... " -- American Ethnologist"... wealthy in thought-provoking insights into the actual methods girls were socialized and the person routes wherein they've got effectively resisted roles and paradigms of habit inimical to the advance of a strong feel of self." -- ladies and Language"... very fantastic choice of essays... " -- Auto/Biography Studies"The essays care for a fascinatingly large palette of private narrative types... This publication is to be prompt to a person attracted to feminist research..." -- MonatshefteThis groundbreaking multidisciplinary and multicultural exam of women's oral and written records deals wealthy insights into the ways in which women's voices and existence tales can tell scholarly examine. The ebook expands our knowing of either the shared adventure of gender and the profound changes between girls.

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When Gee and the others brought their complaints to regulators in charge of pharmacy oversight, Wal-Mart was notified that its stores were required to provide Plan-B in all Massachusetts pharmacies. 10 Unfortunately, this was at best a partial victory. Even as more pharmacies are carrying the drugs women need, there are increasing reports of pharmacies and individual pharmacists creating additional barriers to women’s access to contraceptives. Citing the First Amendment, some pharmacists claim that providing birth control violates their religious beliefs and conscience.

Worse yet, readers were warned that public authorities could force people to limit their families against their will by artificial means. The response to this encyclical was loud and immediate. Those outside the Catholic Church criticized the teachings for ignoring science and dooming many around the world to starvation. Reactions from within the Church were even more scathing. Jesuit philosopher Norris Clarke told students at a rally at Fordham University, “You are not speaking as our Pope.

Other Christian groups are more emphatic. Evangelicals in particular have long held that life begins at conception and therefore abortion is always an evil. 9 Modern medicine has also indicated that life begins within the womb, with some texts pointing to conception as the start of life. One required text for many medical students is Human Embryology and Teratology by William James Larson.

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