COMM 1916: Reproductive Justice

3 CreditsFreshman Seminar

According to SisterSong, the term Reproductive Justice refers to “the human right to maintain personal bodily autonomy, have children, not have children, and parent the children we have in safe and sustainable communities.” While many immediately think of abortion when they consider struggles for reproductive rights, pregnancy termination is only one small part of the story. In this seminar, we will examine the history of social movements designed to provide women and men with reproductive autonomy, paying close attention to how those movements often failed to center the needs of those most marginalized. This seminar will address the various elements that impact family creation including medical racism, economic (in)security, comprehensive sexual education, and environmental protections. Students will learn how to critique and invent better reproductive rhetoric that more accurately accounts for the contextual complexities surrounding our reproductive moment.

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