Download PDF by Gloria Feldt: Behind Every Choice Is a Story

By Gloria Feldt

ISBN-10: 1574411586

ISBN-13: 9781574411584

Behind each selection Is a Story is a poignant mix of private tales, statement, and memoir that chronicles the life-changing reproductive offerings that ladies, males, and youths make each day. The ebook additionally strains Gloria Feldt’s own trip from the dusty oil fields of West Texas to turning into a Head begin instructor and activist within the civil rights and women’s flow, culminating in her present status as probably the most influential voices within the reproductive freedom movement.

The ebook was once encouraged via the 1928 Motherhood in Bondage, a suite of letters written via ladies to Margaret Sanger, the founding father of deliberate Parenthood. Publishing those letters from girls in determined situations helped to equate the idea that of contraception with better values of sought after kids, fit moms, loving undefined, self recognition, and feminine emancipation. Behind each selection Is a Story addresses a lot of those self same concerns and values and advances a brand new schedule for the twenty-first century. It sounds a clarion name through highlighting the significance of storytelling as a cultural strength in encouraging change.

Feldt acknowledges and values women’s tales for his or her own, social, and political significance. The booklet uniquely positions present problems with reproductive freedom within the context of daily reviews and offers a clean new framework to appreciate the present political and social panorama. even if the first viewers for this booklet is ladies who help reproductive freedom, a large viewers together with males and youths will locate their reviews one of the compelling tales. it's going to additionally entice those people who are intrigued by means of the original point of view the booklet supplies to the real-life impression of reproductive choices.

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We know how to change that and we have made substantial progress—a 20 percent reduction in teen pregnancy during the past decade by employing some of those same techniques in spite of a strident opposition. Ellen’s words are testimony to why I have confidence in young people’s ability to absorb information and use it intelligently: Knowing about pregnancy and sex in general has made me a better teenager. I’m nineteen years old and proud to be a virgin. I planned when I was young to save myself for marriage and I still feel that way.

I had a very close friend who was also my neighbor. All of my friends and I hung out with them and spent lots of time together. One day, my friend who was eighteen, when I was fourteen went way too far. I was scared and suddenly I felt a searing pain in my groin. I pushed him off of me but he came back at me. I was crying the whole time. He left me all alone after he was finished raping me. I was so scared and so alone. Later he called and told me over and over that it was all my fault. He couldn’t control himself around me because he “loved” me and I was so beautiful.

I do not know how she felt, but I felt numb, vacant, and it would take many years for me to renew my sense of self as I came first to own, and then to value, the power of choosing. Breaking the mold by redefining the problem There are solutions that work to help young people avoid having to make either Rosario’s decision or mine, for there are many ways to give children opportunities to grow by making choices. The solutions will require us to change how we talk about sex throughout the diverse cultures represented in our society.

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