The Baby Matrix in College Coursework: An Interview with Kimya Dennis, Ph.D.

Last year I had the pleasure of doing a Q&A with sociologist and criminologist, Kimya Dennis, Ph.D. (left), who was doing a study on childfree black women. I recently had another chance to talk with her. She is an Assistant Professor at Salem College, and is currently teaching a sociology course using The Baby Matrix as part […]

Advancing the Research on the Childfree and Online Childfree Communities

Tracy Morison, Ph.D., a post-doctoral fellow in the Human and Social Development Research Program and Honorary Research Associate in the Psychology Department at Rhodes University in South Africa, recently passed on an interesting Master’s thesis to me. Julia Moore’s thesis for her Master’s in Communications at San Diego State University examined the childfree in an […]

Dodged Electing a Personhood President!

First, hats off to reproductive rights supporters who won last night! If we had elected a “personhood” President, there would be cause for great concern.  While personhood and abortion were hot issues during the campaign, one aspect related to both that didn’t seem to come up like it could of, at least in my observation, is […]

No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power

First, the caveat: I love Gloria Feldt.  I met her one year when I spoke at a Planned Parenthood conference, when she was President of the organization. She is a powerhouse when it comes to the fight for women’s reproductive rights. Her previous book, The War on Choice, hit this topic hard.

The Moral Property of Women: A History of Birth Control Politics in America

This book is a revised and updated version of historian Linda Gordon’s 1976 classic Woman’s Body, Woman’s Right. The new work is a comprehensive history of birth control and reproductive rights in the U.S. Gordon’s works from the premise that all developments in the area of birth control, even those that seem purely technological, are inherently political.

The War on Choice

Written when author Gloria Feldt  was President of Planned Parenthood, this book is a stirring political call to arms for women to defend their eroding reproductive rights. Feldt incisively chronicles the tactics of anti-choice activists—

The Means of Reproduction

“Women’s intimate lives,” author Michelle Goldberg writes, “have become inextricably tied to global forces.” Her book provides a much-needed global perspective on women’s struggle for self-determination, and on the complex ties between reproductive rights and international politics and economics.

Sisters: The Lives of America’s Suffragists

Want to know the powerhouses women getting the right to vote? This is the book. Author Jean Baker takes us into the lives and the fight these women waged for women’s civil rights:  Lucy Stone, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Frances Willard, and Alice Paul.