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The Resource Behind every choice is a story, Gloria Feldt ; with Carol Trickett Jennings

Behind every choice is a story, Gloria Feldt ; with Carol Trickett Jennings

Label
Behind every choice is a story
Title
Behind every choice is a story
Statement of responsibility
Gloria Feldt ; with Carol Trickett Jennings
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Feldt, Gloria
Dewey number
363.9/6/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ766.5.U5
LC item number
F44 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Jennings, Carol Trickett
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Planned Parenthood Federation of America
  • Pro-choice movement
  • Birth control
  • Abortion
Summary expansion
Behind Every Choice Is a Story is a poignant blend of personal stories, commentary, and memoir that chronicles the life-changing reproductive choices that women, men, and teens make every day. The book also traces Gloria Feldt's personal journey from the dusty oil fields of West Texas to becoming a Head Start teacher and activist in the Civil Rights and women's movement, culminating in her current standing as one of the most influential voices in the reproductive freedom movement. The book was inspired by the 1928 Motherhood in Bondage, a collection of letters written by women to Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood. Publishing these letters from women in desperate circumstances helped to equate the concept of birth control with higher values of wanted children, healthy mothers, loving couples, self realization, and female emancipation. Behind Every Choice Is a Story addresses many of those same issues and values and advances a new agenda for the twenty-first century. Behind Every Choice Is a Story sounds a clarion call by highlighting the importance of storytelling as a cultural force in encouraging change. Feldt recognizes and values women's stories for their personal, social, and political importance. The book uniquely positions current issues of reproductive freedom in the context of everyday experiences and provides a refreshing new framework to understand the current political and social landscape. Although the primary audience for this book is women who support reproductive freedom, a wide audience including men and teens will find their experiences among the compelling stories. It will also appeal to those who are intrigued by the unique perspective the book givesto the real-life impact of reproductive choices
Label
Behind every choice is a story, Gloria Feldt ; with Carol Trickett Jennings
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-236) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The talk -- Strong girl, jelly woman -- "He told me not to tell" -- Pierced ears -- Jelly woman to handsome princess -- This month's pills or this month's bills? -- Making family -- Choice as sacrifice, choice as freedom, or, how I became a perfect ten -- Viagra yes, pills no -- Rights vs. access -- Whose conscience counts? -- Murder in the name of life -- Calling ourselves free -- "We aren't the future, we're the present" -- Motherhood in freedom
Control code
50334094
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 242 pages
Isbn
9781574411584
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002012608
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Behind every choice is a story, Gloria Feldt ; with Carol Trickett Jennings
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-236) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The talk -- Strong girl, jelly woman -- "He told me not to tell" -- Pierced ears -- Jelly woman to handsome princess -- This month's pills or this month's bills? -- Making family -- Choice as sacrifice, choice as freedom, or, how I became a perfect ten -- Viagra yes, pills no -- Rights vs. access -- Whose conscience counts? -- Murder in the name of life -- Calling ourselves free -- "We aren't the future, we're the present" -- Motherhood in freedom
Control code
50334094
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 242 pages
Isbn
9781574411584
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002012608
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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