Behind Every Choice Is a Story by Gloria Feldt

By Gloria Feldt

Behind each selection Is a Story is a poignant combination of private tales, statement, and memoir that chronicles the life-changing reproductive offerings that girls, males, and youths make on a daily basis. The ebook additionally lines Gloria Feldt’s own trip from the dusty oil fields of West Texas to turning into a Head commence instructor and activist within the civil rights and women’s circulate, culminating in her present status as essentially the most influential voices within the reproductive freedom movement.

The booklet was once encouraged by means of the 1928 Motherhood in Bondage, a set of letters written by way of ladies to Margaret Sanger, the founding father of deliberate Parenthood. Publishing those letters from girls in determined situations helped to equate the concept that of contraception with better values of sought after kids, fit moms, loving undefined, self cognizance, and feminine emancipation. Behind each selection Is a Story addresses a lot of those self same matters and values and advances a brand new time table 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 value. The publication uniquely positions present problems with reproductive freedom within the context of daily stories and offers a clean new framework to appreciate the present political and social panorama. even if the first viewers for this ebook is girls who help reproductive freedom, a large viewers together with males and teenagers will locate their reports one of the compelling tales. it is going to additionally entice those people who are intrigued by way of the original point of view the publication offers to the real-life impression of reproductive choices.

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I immediately decided that I never wanted to see him again [after the initial bad experience], and that I would not have sex for a very long time. Now we get to the being ready part. My boyfriend of a year and I began dating last spring, and about six months into the relationship, the topic of sex came up. 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.

I denied it but they knew I was lying and told me that if I didn’t let them do what they wanted to do to me then they would tell my parents and I would be put in a hospital. They knew I was really scared about that happening . . I was at a big end-of-the-year party when they pulled me into the garage in the basement and said if I tried to stop them then they would call my mom and tell her about me. I did not know what to do because they had a phone in their hand. They took my shirt and bra off me and then put their hands down my pants.

It was terrible and for a long time after that I wasn’t myself. I now know that none of it was my fault and by talking to my friends about it I have gotten over it. —Joy, age nineteen Ira Reiss, in An End to Shame, estimates that 80 percent of all rapes involve people who know each other—acquaintance and date rape. He attributes this to a traditional view of dating in which the female is expected to be reluctant to have sex and the male is expected to persuade her otherwise. ). ” Raped at age fifteen while still a virgin .

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