Women as Wombs: Reproductive Technologies and the Battle Over Women's Freedom

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Spinifex Press, 1995 - Medical - 254 pages
Annotation. Renowned scholar and feminist activist, Janice Raymond, delivers a passionate expose and uncovers the alarming ethical, legal and political implications of high-tech biomedical reproductive technologies. She argues that these technologies are neither liberatory nor an issue of reproductive "choice". Rather, they violate the integrity of women's bodies, perpetuate prostitution and an international trafficking in women and children, and are a threat to women's basic human rights. Women As Wombs is a scathing feminist analysis which contributes groundbreaking insights to the raging debate over reproductive technology.
 

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A radical feminist's angry call for an end to reproductive technologies and contracts that she views as violence against women. Raymond (Women's Studies & Medical Ethics/UMass at Amherst; The ... Read full review

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Raymond ( The Transsexual Empire , LJ 9/1/79) now turns to the topic of reproductive technology in a treatise both compelling and certain to be controversial. She compares the sexual liberalism of the ... Read full review

Contents

A Critique of Reproductive Liberalism
76
The International Traffic in Women Children
138
International Human Rights Integrity
188
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Janice G. Raymond is a long-time feminist scholar-activist on violence against women and sexual exploitation. She is the former co-director of the international Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW). She is the author of many books and articles, most recently the book Not a Choice, Not a Job: Exposing the Myths about Prostitution and the Global Sex Trade (Potomac Press, US; Spinifex Press, Australia). Dr Raymond is professor emerita of womens studies and medical ethics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (USA) where she taught for 28 years. In 2007, Dr Raymond was awarded the International Woman Award from the Zero Tolerance Trust in Scotland.

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