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Get Out of My Crotch: Twenty-One Writers Respond to America's War on Women's Rights and Reproductive Health

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We are witnessing the patriarchy’s last gasp, and it’s not going down without a fight. Using legislation, language, and women’s own silence, it seeks to return us to a time when choice and self-determination were not options.

In this collection, twenty-one fearless writers examine reproductive rights, access to health care, violence against women, and the rise of rape
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Paperback, 240 pages
Published January 22nd 2013 by Cherry Bomb Books
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Kevin
May 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
A lot of great important stuff in here, including great work by Sari Botton, Mira Ptacin, Elissa Bassist, and Sarah Mirk. I'm happy that my essay, I Know Who You Raped Last Summer, is included.
Amy
A great collection of essays about reproductive rights and a variety of other issues adjacent to reproductive rights (such as family composition and child custody). It even comes with a guide of discussion questions, making it a great book for classes or clubs that would like to broach the topic(s) but don't really know how.
Nancy Frishberg
Apr 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Nancy by: janet frishberg
Full disclosure: My daughter is the author of a chapter in this book.
This is a collection of chapters by 21 authors on the theme captured in the subtitle, "respond to America's War On Women's Rights and Reproductive Health." If you don't currently subscribe to the notion that there is a war, this volume may convince you to reconsider.

If you're someone who came to consciousness after Roe v. Wade (1973) (or whose context is outside of the US), much of the history reviewed in several of the
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Janet
Feb 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
With a title like "Get Out of My Crotch!" it's not surprising that reading this collection made me (a)question my own tepid brand of feminism , (b) much less complacent about the status quo of women's reproductive rights, and (c) mad as hell. This is a fast, entertaining--yes, even the essays that were difficult to read because of subject matter (rape, violence against women) were page-turners--and highly informative collection that gets to the core of the last few decades' increase in ...more
Sarah
Dec 28, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: abortion
This book is very hard to rate because as a prolifer, I disagree with many of the opinions as well as some of the facts presented in it. I did feel it was powerful and well written though. The chapters on sexual abuse and rape were extremely poignant and moving. I liked the fact that the authors were diverse and came from all kinds of different backgrounds, and that they covered a range of topics and not just abortion. It was a book worth reading, though its hard for me to give a really good ...more
Janice Eastburn
Jul 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is an important book. 21 different topical essays on the subject of women's reproductive freedom. Some essays are achingly personal. Some are academically political. All are fascinating and well written. All drive home the message loud and clear that our right to control our bodies is very much at stake. I think this book is a must for high school and college curriculums. I highly recommend it, to both men and women who care about reproductive freedom. I recommend it even more highly as an ...more
Sue Gaunt
Jan 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
A good read that is a must for informed citizens (or not). Some may find some of these essays shocking. After working in public health and as a woman's health care provider/CNM, there were not too many shockers for me. The war on women is active in the year 2014.
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Kim Wyatt is the publisher of Bona Fide Books and Cherry Bomb Books. Kim has worked in most facets of publishing, including journalism, textbook development, manuscript evaluation, and as managing editor at print and online publications. Kim holds an MFA in creative nonfiction from the University of Alaska, Anchorage. Bona Fide Books is the convergence of her lifelong love of literature and ...more