Gender, Race, and Reproductive Justice in the U.S.
This course examines the intersections of gender, race and reproductive rights as it has been constructed and reinforced in the United States. It examines how gender roles, sexuality, and reproductive freedom are influenced and constrained by social, historical, and cultural forces in a race, class and gender framework. Some of the themes we will discuss in this course are gender roles in transition, self-esteem, sexuality, birth control, abortion, sterilization, relationships, family size, family organization and the politicalization of reproduction in the US. We will explore and discuss the ever-evolving political battle over healthcare, with particular focus on services related to pregnancy, birth control and abortion.