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A Womb of Her Own: Women's Struggle for Sexual and Reproductive Autonomy
Ellen L.K. Toronto, Joann Ponder, Kristin Davisson and Maurine Kelber Kelly
Gender and body-based distinctions continue to be a defining component of women’s identities, both in psychoanalytic treatment and in life. Although females have made progress in many areas, their status within the human community has remained unstable and subject to societal whim. A Womb of Her Own brings together a distinguished group of contributors to explore, from a psychoanalytic perspective, the ways in which women’s sexual and reproductive capabilities, and their bodies, are regarded as societal and patriarchal property, not as the possession of individual women. It further examines how women have been viewed as the "other" and thus become the focus of mistreatment such as rape, sexual slavery, restriction of reproduction rights, and ongoing societal repression.
ISBN 13: 9781138194977 | ISBN 10: 1138194972
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