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ERIC Number: EJ856273
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 14
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0882-4843
Making Women the Subjects of the Abortion Debate: A Class Exercise that Moves beyond "Pro-Choice" and "Pro-Life"
Crawley, Sara L.; Willman, Rebecca K.; Clark, Leisa; Walsh, Clare
Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, v19 n3 p227-240 2009
In this article, the authors describe a classroom exercise designed to put women (and children and men) back at the center of the abortion debate, avoiding the standard rhetoric and engaging reflection on how everyone might find common political goals among the so-called pro-life and pro-choice sides. The exercise the authors offer in this article works toward common ground, while attempting to avoid alienating any student by using trite rhetoric common among political advocacy groups. Before introducing the exercise, the authors provide a brief history of the current public debate and a discussion about some problems that arise from a binary, polarizing debate. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A