Surprising Choices

Prolife Feminism: Yesterday And Today
edited by Mary Krane Derr, Rachel MacNair,
and Linda Naranjo-Huebl
XLibris Corporation, 2006 (2nd ed.)
(474 pages, $24.99, paperback)

reviewed by Jocelyn Mathewes

You see it on bumper stickers: “Feminism is the radical notion that women are people.” The preface to Prolife Feminism: Yesterday and Today quips, “Prolife feminism is the even more radical notion that both women and unborn children are people.”

I agree that women and the unborn are both people, but I have to come clean: Some feminist arguments make sense to me—in college, I agonized over the injustice many women and children suffer—but when I see the word “feminist” in my mind, there is a solid, large, . . .

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Jocelyn Mathewes is a graphic designer for the National Fatherhood Initiative (www.fatherhood.org), and is working on her documentary photography series, Women with Icons, recently shown at the Amalie Rothschild Gallery in Baltimore. She is married and attends Holy Cross Orthodox Church in Linthicum, Maryland.

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