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When Did Feminism Become Anti-Motherhood?

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It’s odd to be celebrating the heroism of Mary — carrying her pregnancy with Jesus to term in the face of potential stoning — in a culture, that devalues motherhood and children, both born and unborn. The Huffington PostWhen Did Feminism Become Anti-Motherhood? The bourgeois are addicted to personal safety, myself included. We look at unseen heroism, self-sacrifice, and risk and say ‘no thank you.’ How can we understand Mary’s Magnificat?

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Over Easy: The Brave New World of Egg Donors

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Moira Donegan writes for The New Inquiry about egg donors, “Even among physicians and counselors, physical traits are discussed with prominent emphasis: their professional conversations about egg donation slip from the sterile vocabulary of medicine into that of soft eugenics faster than you can say ‘natural blonde.'” Read it here: Over Easy. More after the jump:

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TCC Films: No Mas Bebes

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No Mas Bebes

A new documentary exposes the forced sterilization of Mexican-American women in Los Angeles hospitals in the 1960s and 70s. There’s a long history of doctors forcibly sterilizing poor women and women of color in the United States. Read more and watch the trailer about this modern day eugenics and population control program after the jump:

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TCC Films: Sweetening the Pill

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Ricki Lake’s natural childbirth documentary The Business of Being Born questioned the over-medicalization of birth. Her new film, Sweetening the Pill, questions the over-use of artificial birth control.  More and watch the trailer after the jump:

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