Faye Ginsberg-Procreation Stories: Reproduction, Nurturance, and Procreation in Life Narratives o...

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Faye Ginsberg-Procreation Stories: Reproduction, Nurturance, and Procreation in Life Narratives of Abortion Activists by Mind Map: Faye Ginsberg-Procreation Stories: Reproduction, Nurturance, and Procreation in Life Narratives of Abortion Activists

1. Reasons for Differing Sides

1.1. Biological factors

1.1.1. Sexual and reproductive experiences

1.1.2. Her interpretation of these experiences

1.2. Generational, historical and personal situations cause both sides to be strong in their beliefs

1.3. Historical Factors

1.3.1. Shapes the culture

1.3.2. Creates transitional points

1.4. Nurturance

1.4.1. Source of moral authority for female action

1.4.2. Understood as a culturally assigned attribute that puts women at a disadvantage

1.4.3. Central theme in the life stories

2. Similarities between the 2 groups

2.1. Core members primarily White, Middle Class, and female

2.2. Both see themselves working toward reform of society

2.3. Come to their position due to some critical realignment of personal or social identity

2.4. All women are struggling to come to terms with changes in their life

2.5. Voluntary work for a cause fulfills a balance between pleasures and duties of motherhood

2.6. Both sides may have the same values

3. Pro-Life

3.1. Born in 1920s, active in 1970s

3.2. Second wave born in 1950s

3.3. Women who worked prior to having children and left workforce to be mothers

3.4. Claim to be (or have been) feminists

3.5. Life Story

3.5.1. Concern for the preservation of female nurturance

3.5.2. Nurturance in their definition is achieved

3.5.3. Many left their jobs to be mothers as a good choice

3.5.4. To this side, abortion represents the loss of unconditional nurturance in the social order

3.5.5. This leads to weakened social pressure on men to take responsibility for getting women pregnant

3.5.6. Believe they have helped the feminists movement

3.5.7. Abortion not simply the termination of life, but represents the active denial of the reproductive consequences of sex

4. Pro-Choice

4.1. Born 1940s, Reached adulthood in mid-1960/1970s

4.2. Contact with the second-wave of feminism

4.3. Feminism offered new resources to understand their lives, a community to others, affect social change

4.4. Life Story

4.4.1. Influenced as young adults by social unrest in the late 1960s

4.4.2. Connected to specific life-cycle events

4.4.3. Strong commitment to family ties

4.4.4. Views are in place to help improve conditions of women who don't have perfect birth control, or information because of religion

4.4.5. Not for personal gain, but instead the interest of of women and social justive