Reproductive rights legal and political rights that

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Reproductive rights - legal and political rights that ensure a women’s ability to control her body including access to abortion, birth control, and sexual education. Reproductive justice - Reproductive Justice will be achieved when all people have the economic, social, and political power and resources to make healthy decisions about our bodies, gender, and sexuality, and families for ourselves and our communities in all areas of our lives. Core elements of Reproductive Justice: Intersectional analysis Gender, body, sexuality and families Social change at individual, community, institutional, and societal levels Leadership of communities most affected Linking individuals to community Systemic change Hyde Amendment- In United States Politics the Hyde Amendment is a legislative provision barring the use of certain federal funds to pay for abortions. It is not a permanent law, rather it is a “rider” hat, in various forms, has been routinely attached to annual appropriations bills since 1976. The Hyde Amendment applies only to funds allocated by the annual appropriations bill for the Department of Health Services. It primarily affects Medicaid.
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Roe v. Wade- The United State’s Supreme Court’s Roe Vs Wade was a case legalizing abortion, and represented the first major legislative success by the anti-arbortion movement. Women’s risk for HIV/AIDS? Since early 1990s, 200,000 adult and adolescent women have been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in the USA. Among new HIV/AIDS diagnoses, 80% of cases come through heterosexual contact Largest group at risk: African American women—67% of cases among women What increases women’s overall risk for HIV/AIDS: Gender inequality Family roles Risky behaviors (prostitution, drugs) Violence against women Representation The “other” Eating disorders vs. eating problems Body consciousness Films: The Pill Killing Us Softly 4 Unit 5: Global Links, Transnational Activism and the Future of Feminism Key Readings: Cynthia Enloe, The Globe Trotting Sneaker, (FF) Grace Chang, ‘From the Third World to the "Third World Within:" Asian Women Workers Fighting Globalization’ (FF) Barbara Supp, Quiet Revolution: Can Globalization Help Women out of Traditional Roles? (PDF) Verta Taylor et al, “The Women’s Movement: Persistence through Transformation Key Terms: Globalization Economic, political, and cultural aspects of globalization Gendered effects of globalization Structural adjustment policies “Bretton woods institutions”-The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund Transnational feminism Social movements Resistance at individual, social, and cultural levels Films: Segments on Thailand and Senegal in Rich World, Poor Women
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