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By Wendy Kline
Throughout the Nineteen Seventies and ’80s, ladies argued that except they won entry to information regarding their very own our bodies, there will be no equality. In Bodies of Knowledge, Wendy Kline considers the ways that usual ladies labored to place the feminine physique on the middle of women’s liberation.
As Kline exhibits, the fight to achieve this information unified ladies but in addition divided them—according to race, category, sexuality, or point of professionalization. all the 5 chapters of Bodies of Knowledge examines a special second or atmosphere of the women’s circulate for you to supply lifestyles to the information, expectancies, and pitfalls encountered by way of the advocates of women’s future health: the making of Our our bodies, Ourselves (1973); the conflicts surrounding the educational and perform of women’s pelvic assessments; the emergence of abortion as a feminist factor; the battles over contraceptive law on the 1983 Depo-Provera FDA hearings; and the increase of the occupation of midwifery. together with an epilogue that considers the reviews of the daughters of Seventies feminists, Bodies of Knowledge is a crucial contribution to the research of the bodies—that marked the lives—of feminism’s moment wave.
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Bodies of Knowledge: Sexuality, Reproduction, and Women's Health in the Second Wave by Wendy Kline