Abortion and Dialogue: Pro-choice, Pro-life, and American by Ruth Colker

By Ruth Colker

Argues that once the nation intervenes in judgements concerning pregnancies, it falsely perspectives the lady and the fetus as having conflicting wishes. This e-book discusses kingdom intervention into women's decision-making in the course of pregnancies carried to time period. It examines potent family-planning concepts that aid girls in making reproductive offerings.

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Woman who was MacKinnon's experiential discourse of women within the industry the industry and find the You do it She reports the story of Linda Lovelace, a enslaved and brutalized by the pornography industry. who work Iparticipate in is say that they is pomographyl that out-of-it-ness, that of a lot of women and the film was Throat what under a same lot to working within MacKinnon relatively convincingly. Linda's apparent is the charade enjoyment whether we feel women learn in order or not. Underlying this it above-it-all equality, that not-really-into-it-ness of different conditions.

The problem women of consciousness results in not authentically or truly con- senting to some of the most basic and important decisions in their Women may make decisions surrounding their sexual relations. detract from their well-being (or, in ordination) and yet believe that they But what does interest or, mean it more to say that generally, have a to their sub- own best interest. authentically? How women do own mean that existence? That they do feel their own not always act in their own it accurately or act can we confidently know that when best interest the decisions in their problem of consciousness?

But what women who report voluntariness and even satisfaction? MacKinnon does argue that about the not explain whether we should insist that their consciousness is incomplete. false or Most importantly, she does not explain how eliminating the opportunity to work within the pornography industry, as her work would do, would change these women's consciousness of their existence. By suggesting external strategies to deal with the problem of pornography legal restrictions on pornography MacKinnon — — ignores the internal aspect of the problem oi consciousness.

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