Portland-State-University 2023-2024 Bulletin

CFS 388U Sexual and Reproductive Justice in the United States

SRJ is based on theorizing of Black Feminists, and resistance of women of color, youth, trans, and queer activists. We explore how movements for reproductive rights, sexual liberation, racial, gender and economic justice intersect; historical and current backlash to this organizing; and demands for social and cultural change from the most impacted communities. Topics covered include: abortion and contraception use in the U.S.; sexual and reproductive oppression; birthing justice; the right to parent; criminalization of bodies; and bodily autonomy in relation to the state and community.


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