Linda Gordon's classic study, The Moral Property of Women,
is the most complete history of birth control ever written. It
covers the entire history of the intense controversies about
reproductive rights that have raged in the United States for more
than 150 years, from the earliest attempts of women to organize for
the legal control of their bodies to the effects of second-wave
feminism. Gordon defines the role that birth control has played in
society's attitudes toward women, sexuality, and gender equality,
arguing that reproductive control has always been central to
women's status. She shows how opposition to it has long been part
of the conservative opposition to gender equality.
Subjects: Sociology, Political Science
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