Radiozine on 10/08/08
The guest is young feminist Jennifer Baumgardner, author of Abortion & Life (Akashic Books) and creator of the I Had an Abortion Campaign, which encourages women (and men) to "come out" about their procedures. Her experience with the campaign acts as the centerpiece of ABORTION & LIFE, a balanced and at times controversial study of the history of abortion rights activism and suppression in the United States.
Also speaking is Amy Richards, whose book OPTING IN addresses the anxiety over parenting that women face today, drawing on memoir, interviews, historical analysis, and feminist insight. Speaking from the vantage point of someone who is both a parent and one of our leading feminist activists, Richards cuts through the cacophony of voices intent on telling women the "appropriate" way to be a mother, and reveals instead how to confidently forge your own path while staying true to yourself and your ideals.