Read Chapter 19 as well as the Happiness in Marriageinformation by Margaret Sanger. Once all reading is complete, respond to the following items:•What changes did Sanger describe in married relations in recent generations?•What changes did Sanger hope would come about if unplanned pregnancies could be prevented?•Do debates concerning birth control and unplanned pregnancies still occur in the United States?•Are Sanger’s points still relevant? How?In recent generations Sanger explains that women are viewed as much more than just child bearing machines. Women are viewed more as autonomous individuals suitable for companionship and friendship for men, and are viewed more as socially equal. By feeling as their partners equal, women no longer see motherhood as a punishment or a duty they are forced into fulfilling for their oppressive husbands. Instead, motherhood is accepted joyfully and willingly.
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- Winter '16
- Margaret Sanger, unplanned pregnancies