Shulamith Firestone: why the radical feminist who wanted to abolish pregnancy remains relevant

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Abstract

When the writer Shulamith Firestone published her feminist manifesto, The Dialectic of Sex: The Case for Feminist Revolution, in 1970, it became a publishing sensation. Half a century later, it’s her call for the development of artificial wombs for which she has become, often mockingly, remembered. But with abortion rights and reproductive technologies both urgent issues today, her arguments about the exploitation of women’s reproductive labour remain very relevant.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherThe Conversation
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 12 Aug 2019

Keywords

  • Shulamith Firestone
  • Feminism
  • Abortion
  • Artificial wombs

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