Behind Every Choice Is a Story by Gloria Feldt

By Gloria Feldt

Behind each selection Is a Story is a poignant mix of private tales, remark, and memoir that chronicles the life-changing reproductive offerings that girls, males, and youths make each day. The e-book 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 circulate, culminating in her present status as some of the most influential voices within the reproductive freedom movement.

The ebook used to be encouraged through the 1928 Motherhood in Bondage, a suite of letters written by way of girls to Margaret Sanger, the founding father of deliberate Parenthood. Publishing those letters from girls in determined conditions helped to equate the idea that of contraception with larger values of sought after kids, fit moms, loving undefined, self awareness, and feminine emancipation. Behind each selection Is a Story addresses lots of those self same matters and values and advances a brand new schedule for the twenty-first century. It sounds a clarion name by way of 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 value. The publication uniquely positions present problems with reproductive freedom within the context of daily stories and gives a clean new framework to appreciate the present political and social panorama. even though the first viewers for this e-book is ladies who aid reproductive freedom, a large viewers together with males and youths will locate their stories one of the compelling tales. it is going to additionally entice those people who are intrigued through the original viewpoint the publication offers to the real-life effect of reproductive choices.

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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. Strong girl, jelly woman • 33 Shelly, now twenty-seven, looks back on her teen years and offers a prescription for today’s teens: We need legislators who understand that not every child will be provided with accurate and appropriate sexual health information at home. Although it is ideal for teens to abstain from sex until they are physically and emotionally ready to deal with the consequences, we need legislators who know that many adolescents will not abstain.

We sat down together and discussed the pros and cons of it. We also discussed all of the consequences, good or bad, and what we would do about them. Also, he brought up why he wanted to have sex with me. It wasn’t because he was a teenage male, or he had a reputation to uphold, he said that it was because he believed Strong girl, jelly woman • 35 that we had something very special together, and he wanted to take the next step with me. I searched inside myself and tried to find doubts. It was surprising when I found none.

And the jury is not out—every indicator of sexual health shows it does not work. ” There is a key difference. We never want our children to use drugs, but we do want them to eventually have healthy sex lives and we want them to be safe when they do have sex—even if they have sex before we think they should. So what are we teaching them instead? Sex is dirty and awful and ugly, so save it for someone you love? 12 • Growing up Look at the trends and you can see how ignorance is expanding. Over a five-year period ending in 2002, approximately $500 million in federal and state matching funds have been spent on abstinence-only education within the welfare reform program alone.

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