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On Nov. 4, North Dakota voters will consider whether to add a “personhood” amendment to their constitution. If this amendment, Measure 1, passes, North Dakota would become the first state to amend its constitution to define the “inalienable right to life” for humans as beginning at conception. (A similar measure is on the ballot in Colorado.)
Supporters claim the sole purpose is to ensure that North Dakota laws limiting abortion will be upheld. As our peer-reviewed study documenting hundreds of arrests and related detentions and state interventions makes clear, this claim is patently false.
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African Immigrant Families in Another France: Loretta Bass uses voices of individuals within Sub-Saharan African immigrant families to describe their integration experience as ‘Another France.’
Wombs in Labor: Transnational Commercial Surrogacy in India: Amrita Pande’s research focuses on how reproduction meets production in surrogacy and how this reflects characteristics of India’s larger labor system.
Consuming Work: Youth Labor in America: Yasemin Besen-Cassino offers a fascinating picture of youth at work and how jobs are marketed to these students. Besen-Cassino also shows how the roots of gender and class inequality in the labor force have their beginnings in this critical labor sector.
Taking Risks: Feminist Activism and Research in the Americas: A creative, interdisciplinary approach to narrating the stories of activist scholarship by women. The essays are based on the textual analysis of interviews, oral histories, ethnography, video storytelling, and theater.
Conceiving Masculinity: Male Infertility, Medicine, and Identity: Liberty Walther Barnes puts the world of male infertility under the microscope to examine how culturally pervasive notions of gender shape our understanding of disease, and how disease impacts our personal ideas about gender.