Reproductive Justice Case Study

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In today’s society, women and people with different sexualities are negatively portrayed as objects and at times, unfit to make their own reproductive choices. Women all around the country are finally taking a stand towards reproductive justice. This topic of concern has been seen recently across the world, in Presidential debates, academic articles and in Cross-Cultural news. These mediums all depict how women all over the world are being deprived of their rights and reproductive choices. On the other hand, they also depict how women are reclaiming their reproductive justice and advocating for socially positive changes in the community. This case study of Reproductive Justice, will analyze these current events and articles, in order to apply…show more content…
4). In more recent years, many organizations like the Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice (ACRJ), has brought to light new and more inclusive perspectives that includes the importance of rights revolved birth control choices, parenting and sexual education. A recent presentation, by The Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations and Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (2012), adds to this concept that Reproductive Justice should now emphasize that “each person’s ability to live out their rights and access to needed reproductive health services is uniquely shaped by social injustices including: lack of education, poverty, racism, sexism, gender identity discrimination, heterosexism, and ableism” (Morrison, 2012, pg.6). By shifting the focus to this more inclusive view of reproductive oppression, to include “the control and exploitation of women, girls, and individuals through our bodies, sexuality, labor, and reproduction” (Ross, et al, 2007, pg. 4) rather than just having a narrow focus on abortion or well-being, it allows our society to analyze and develop a more inclusive vision of how to implement new social…show more content…
Anthropological Reflections on Cultural Relativism and Its Others, many American political makers attempt to interfere with women in the Muslim culture, because they see them as things that need to be saved. American society focuses purely on their cultural and moral differences, instead of the marvelous beliefs and lives they lead. Abu-Lughod argues that instead, the American government needs to focus and learn to appreciate these differences among women around the world. She also states, “When you save someone, you imply that you are saving her from something” (Ab-Lughod, 2002, pg.788). Again, this is crushing the spirits of strong, independent women; implying they are objects that need to be protected. This is a great example of how the American government is trying to mitigate the rights and choices of
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