02/28/2013 7:00 pm
02/28/2013 8:45 pm
Reading + Signing with local contributor J. Victoria Sanders
Get Out of My Crotch: 21 Writers Respond to America's War on Women's Rights/Reproductive Health
We are witnessing the patriarchy’s last gasp, and it’s not going down without a fight. Using legislation, language, and women’s own silence, it seeks to return us to a time when choice and self-determination were not options.
In this collection, twenty-one fearless writers examine reproductive rights, access to health care, violence against women, and the rise of rape apologists in the twenty-first-century United States. Illuminating intersections of gender, class, and race, these stories speak to the challenges women routinely face, the attempts to undermine their rights, and the deliberate, systemic erosion of their agency and existence as equals. It’s time to revisit what’s at stake, what could still be lost, and why we must continually fight for equality and freedom for all.
A portion of the publisher’s proceeds will be given to Planned Parenthood.
The essays include: The Alienable Rights of Women by Roxane Gay/Before Roe v. Wade by Betty MacDonald/Remember Savita Halappanavar by Katha Pollitt/Ask an Abortion Provider by Dolores P./Confessions of a Good Girl by Sari Botton/Three Heresies by Addy Robinson McCulloch/Ripple Effect by Tara Murtha/Lucky Breaks and Little Miracles by Sarah Mirk/A Mile in Their Shoes by Kari O Driscoll/Knocked Over: On Biology, Magical Thinking, and Choice by Martha Bayne/Endo by Janet Frishberg/Un-Bearing by Mira Ptacin/ Grown-Woman Swagger by J. Victoria Sanders/Justice for All by s.e. smith/The Great Leap Backward by Camille Hayes/Birdsong and Gunshot by Rebecca K. O'Connor/Explicit Violence by Lidia Yuknavitch/Caffeine-Free Rape by Elissa Bassist/I Know Who You Raped Last Summer/Kevin Sampsell/Don't Know Much About Biology by Kate Sheppard/Binders Full of Women, Episode 1: The Story of Mary and Bill by Rebecca Cohen.