IniciGrupsConversesExploraTendències
Cerca al lloc
Aquest lloc utilitza galetes per a oferir els nostres serveis, millorar el desenvolupament, per a anàlisis i (si no has iniciat la sessió) per a publicitat. Utilitzant LibraryThing acceptes que has llegit i entès els nostres Termes de servei i política de privacitat. L'ús que facis del lloc i dels seus serveis està subjecte a aquestes polítiques i termes.
Hide this

Resultats de Google Books

Clica una miniatura per anar a Google Books.

Scarlet A de Katie Watson
S'està carregant…

Scarlet A (edició 2019)

de Katie Watson (Autor)

MembresRessenyesPopularitatValoració mitjanaConverses
381580,142 (4.38)Cap
Winner of the NCTE George Orwell Award for Distinguished Contribution to Honesty and Clarity in Public LanguageAlthough Roe v. Wade identified abortion as a constitutional right in1973, it still bears stigma - a proverbial scarlet A. Millions of Americans have participated in or benefited from an abortion, but few want to reveal that they have done so. Approximately one in five pregnancies in the US ends inabortion. Why is something so common, which has been legal so long, still a source of shame and secrecy? Why is it so regularly debated by politicians, and so seldom divulged from friend to friend? This book explores the personal stigma that prevents many from sharing their abortion experiences withfriends and family in private conversation, and the structural stigma that keeps it that way.In public discussion, both proponents and opponents of abortion's legality tend to focus on extraordinary cases. This tendency keeps the national debate polarized and contentious, and keeps our focus on the cases that occur the least. Professor Katie Watson focuses instead on the cases that happenthe most, which she calls "ordinary abortion." Scarlet A gives the reflective reader a more accurate impression of what the majority of American abortion practice really looks like. It explains how our silence around private experience has distorted public opinion, and how including both ordinaryabortion and abortion ethics could make our public exchanges more fruitful.In Scarlet A, Watson wisely and respectfully navigates one of the most divisive topics in contemporary life. This book explains the law of abortion, challenges the toxic politics that make it a public football and private secret, offers tools for more productive private exchanges, and leads the wayto a more robust public discussion of abortion ethics. Scarlet A combines storytelling and statistics to bring the story of ordinary abortion out of the shadows, painting a rich, rarely seen picture of how patients and doctors currently think and act, and ultimately inviting readers to tell theirown stories and draw their own conclusions.The paperback edition includes a new preface by the author addressing new cultural developments in abortion discourse and new legal threats to reproductive rights, and updated statistics throughout.… (més)
Membre:FriluftslivTL
Títol:Scarlet A
Autors:Katie Watson (Autor)
Informació:Oxford University Press (2019), Edition: Reprint, 304 pages
Col·leccions:La teva biblioteca
Valoració:
Etiquetes:Cap

Informació de l'obra

Scarlet A: The Ethics, Law, and Politics of Ordinary Abortion de Katie Watson

Cap
S'està carregant…

Apunta't a LibraryThing per saber si aquest llibre et pot agradar.

No hi ha cap discussió a Converses sobre aquesta obra.

Katie Watson is a lawyer and bioethicist who wants to expand our conversation about abortion. Although this book is relatively short, she manages to pack a fair number of topics into it--individual stigma, the ethics surrounding abortion, the law, structural stigma, and conversation. Watson is pro choice, but in the ethics sections, she gives due weight to anti abortion points of view (though it's still fairly clear she rejects them).

Watson wants to split beliefs into legal vs. ethical. This is useful, to a point--one may have a personal ethical viewpoint on abortion and yet not wish to make it illegal. However, when it comes to her stated belief in pluralism, it still runs into the roadblock of people who want to make abortion illegal. While we can have a conversation about personal ethics, it's difficult to get around the legality question, and the people she talks about who advance their anti-choice beliefs as being somehow feminist don't really make a case for it.

The section on ethics is an excellent read for everyone on all sides, because she forces you to think about why you believe what you believe. Most people don't have a single ethical position, but balance different concerns, and it was personally interesting for me to do so. I do wish she would have addressed issues surrounding disability, though.

The sections on personal stigma, the abortion narrative, and structural stigma are fairly straightforwardly pro choice arguments, with an awareness of reproductive justice and the importance of social factors in women's ability to access abortion, but they are well written.

Ultimately, while her conclusion about respect for pluralism and a demand for honesty from anti-choice campaigners is logical enough, it falls a little bit flat because there's nothing new to say here, and no way to convince that segment of the population of the need to respect the beliefs of others. It may, however, be compelling to many of those who feel some conflict--that abortion should not be illegal, but that they have some issue with it. ( )
  arosoff | Jul 11, 2021 |
Sense ressenyes | afegeix-hi una ressenya
Has d'iniciar sessió per poder modificar les dades del coneixement compartit.
Si et cal més ajuda, mira la pàgina d'ajuda del coneixement compartit.
Títol normalitzat
Títol original
Títols alternatius
Data original de publicació
Gent/Personatges
Llocs importants
Esdeveniments importants
Pel·lícules relacionades
Premis i honors
Epígraf
Dedicatòria
Primeres paraules
Citacions
Darreres paraules
Nota de desambiguació
Editor de l'editorial
Creadors de notes promocionals a la coberta
Llengua original
CDD/SMD canònics
LCC canònic

Referències a aquesta obra en fonts externes.

Wikipedia en anglès

Cap

Winner of the NCTE George Orwell Award for Distinguished Contribution to Honesty and Clarity in Public LanguageAlthough Roe v. Wade identified abortion as a constitutional right in1973, it still bears stigma - a proverbial scarlet A. Millions of Americans have participated in or benefited from an abortion, but few want to reveal that they have done so. Approximately one in five pregnancies in the US ends inabortion. Why is something so common, which has been legal so long, still a source of shame and secrecy? Why is it so regularly debated by politicians, and so seldom divulged from friend to friend? This book explores the personal stigma that prevents many from sharing their abortion experiences withfriends and family in private conversation, and the structural stigma that keeps it that way.In public discussion, both proponents and opponents of abortion's legality tend to focus on extraordinary cases. This tendency keeps the national debate polarized and contentious, and keeps our focus on the cases that occur the least. Professor Katie Watson focuses instead on the cases that happenthe most, which she calls "ordinary abortion." Scarlet A gives the reflective reader a more accurate impression of what the majority of American abortion practice really looks like. It explains how our silence around private experience has distorted public opinion, and how including both ordinaryabortion and abortion ethics could make our public exchanges more fruitful.In Scarlet A, Watson wisely and respectfully navigates one of the most divisive topics in contemporary life. This book explains the law of abortion, challenges the toxic politics that make it a public football and private secret, offers tools for more productive private exchanges, and leads the wayto a more robust public discussion of abortion ethics. Scarlet A combines storytelling and statistics to bring the story of ordinary abortion out of the shadows, painting a rich, rarely seen picture of how patients and doctors currently think and act, and ultimately inviting readers to tell theirown stories and draw their own conclusions.The paperback edition includes a new preface by the author addressing new cultural developments in abortion discourse and new legal threats to reproductive rights, and updated statistics throughout.

No s'han trobat descripcions de biblioteca.

Descripció del llibre
Sumari haiku

Cobertes populars

Dreceres

Valoració

Mitjana: (4.38)
0.5
1
1.5
2
2.5
3
3.5
4 2
4.5 1
5 1

Ets tu?

Fes-te Autor del LibraryThing.

 

Quant a | Contacte | LibraryThing.com | Privadesa/Condicions | Ajuda/PMF | Blog | Botiga | APIs | TinyCat | Biblioteques llegades | Crítics Matiners | Coneixement comú | 180,370,807 llibres! | Barra superior: Sempre visible