Gaby Rodriguez spent her senior year with a fake pregnant belly on her body. She was told her entire life that she was going to end up just like the rest of her family: pregnant as a teen in high school. Defying all stereotypes, and working hard to disprove them, she used her year-long senior project to change everyone’s minds. The Pregnancy Project by Gaby Rodriguez is a realistic, eye-opening story that all teenagers should read.
Next, “Barbara’s family home was burned to the ground’’ (P.18), because of the hate people had on her. The teenage girl still fought for what she knew was right with courage. Finally, the students daringly demanded desegregation. To Barbara doing that felt like “reaching for the moon” (P.18). With hard work and determination she achieved what she thought
Teen Pregnancy in Hopkinsville Hopkinsville has many youth-related issues. Amongst these issues are many health issues that affect teenagers. A major issue in Hopkinsville, as well as all of Christian County, is the alarming amount of teen pregnancies and births. Teen births are an issue in Hopkinsville that usually occur in women ages thirteen to nineteen.
The subject of teenage pregnancy is an emotional and overwhelming one. Sitting with dozens of patients waiting for her preceding abortion a pregnant teenager glances nervously at the various signs with bolded phrases like, “Stop! Save your baby,” or “Choose Life!” written across, held by anti-abortion protesters outside the PPFA clinic door. They would be seen chanting the values of life and how “aborting” is defined as “killing” a future individual. In pro-lifers eyes, Planned Parenthood operates “inhumane” and “remorseless murders” on fetuses, throwing their body parts out of the clinic’s windows or selling them out for extra wages.
“What a man can be, he must be,” is a quote by Dr. Abraham Maslow in the book Motivation and Personality, which talked about a hierarchical pyramid of human needs. It means, such as, if a girl wants to be a midwife, she must be a midwife, like in the book The Midwife’s Apprentice by Karen Cushman. The main character, Alyce, wants to find a place in the world by becoming a midwife, and it is the most important thing to her. However, her age and gender affect the conflict.
BODY PARAGRAPH #1 The job responsibilities of an OB/GYN can go as little as prescribing medication for their patient, and as big as performing surgery on their patient. “A gynecologist is also responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of the female reproduction system disorders and diseases. They may become involved in the general healthcare of women related to topics such as nutrition or diseases that affect only women” (How to become a gynecologist). The job responsibilities of an OB/GYN is the patient.
Despite the large gap in time between their publishing, they share many obvious similarities in their interpretation of futuristic dystopian societies. However, the subtle similarities of the use of children and hope to control population is
This novel connects to many teens who do not have the confidence to speak up for themselves, like Melinda. Furthermore, this novel talks about real world problems such as women empowerment, depression, and communication. Firstly, a real-world example that connects to this novel is women empowerment. Melinda does a report for bonus marks on the Suffragettes in Mr. Neck's class.
“Worry, strain, shock...may all poison the blood of the enslaved mother...poisoned blood may produce a defective baby”(“The Children’s Era”). Margaret Sanger uses these words to show the poor reputation and doomed outlook enslaved women and their children are given. If birth control were available to these women there would be a fewer number of unsuccessful humans. Sanger later pulls on the emotions of her audience by agonizing over the helpless souls of unborn babies who dream of a bright future that is out of their reach. These babies could be protected from harsh situations if provided an option to control birth.
Elaine Tyler May delivers a concise historical retrospective and critical analysis of the development, evolution, and impact of the birth control pill from the 1950s to present day. In her book, America and the Pill, examines the relationship of the pill to the feminist movement, scientific advances, cultural implications, domestic and international politics, and the sexual revolution. May argues cogently that the mythical assumptions and expectations of the birth control pill were too high, in which the pill would be a solution to global poverty, serve as a magical elixir for marriages to the extent it would decline the divorce rate, end out-of-wedlock pregnancies, control population growth, or the pill would generate sexual pandemonium and ruin families. May claims the real impact of the pill—it’s as a tool of empowerment for women, in which it allows them to control their own fertility and lives.
Literary Analysis Kelsey Ganzon Ela ⅘ Cormy Civil rights: The rights of citizens to political and social freedom and equality. This is something everyone should be guaranteed to have. Today we are all equal, but it always wasn’t like that. Martin Luther King Jr. changed society forever.
Dorothy Roberts ' Killing the Black Body confronts racial injustice in America by tackling the historical and ever-present assault on Black women 's procreative freedom and reproductive autonomy. It emphasizes the significance of including Black women 's experience with issues such as perceived promiscuity and eugenics, and the struggle to control their own bodies in the study of the birth control and reproductive liberty movement. Roberts centralizes her arguments on four central themes, which include how "Regulating Black women 's reproductive decisions has been a central aspect of racial oppression in America,… how the control of their reproduction has shaped the meaning of reproductive liberty in America,… that we need to reconsider the meaning of reproductive liberty to take into account its relationship to racial oppression,… and that reproductive freedom is a matter of social justice, not individual choice" (Roberts, 6). Simone de Beauvoir wrote in her feminist philosophy, The Second Sex, that "It was as a Mother that woman was fearsome: it is in maternity that she must be transfigured and enslaved". She appropriately described how in Motherhood, a woman 's identity can be devalued.
Her generation that while the characters are fictional there were individuals like St. Clare and Shelby in real life that shook the constraints of skin color and treated them as people. That just because their skin was black didn't mean that they were any different than a white person, they could think, they could feel, and most importantly they could believe. That it would get everyone to think about slavery and what it meant for all parties involved and it did ultimately selling over 300,000 copies in the U.S. and 1 million in Great Britain and being claimed to have aided in the repeal of slavery. For our generation, this book allows us to see into the mindset of the country as individuals like Stowe get drowned out in the sea of slave owners and we can tend to forget that there were kind
This section on gender features a passage from the Honduran human rights activist, Elvia Alvarado titled, “Childhood to Motherhood.” Throughout the passage, Alvarado retells her experiences as a woman growing up and having to deal with a violent, alcoholic father, an absentee mother, and the constant repression of her womanhood by Honduran society. All the while, her life experiences reflect on topics such as class, machismo, and femininity. Elvia begins by recalling her memories of her feeble imitation of a childhood. From her father going to work everyday only to come home empty handed and wasting away at the bottom of a bottle.
The sub-section “Women of the Freeway Revolt” focuses on women who made political and media coverage for their participation in the “Freeway Revolt”. Unsurprisingly all of the women in this part of the chapter are white upper and middle-class women from influential families. All of them started out as housewives and had the time and resources to participate in the freeway revolt. These women were seen as “mothers [that] kept insisting and wouldn’t give up” they were an actual force to be reckoned with. In contrast, the next section “Feminism under the Freeway” the role of women of color is finally explained.