This keyword explores how the Pence machine, as the regulatory policy driver behind the Trump administration, is rolling back rights for women and LGBTQ communities. Of note, this work is being done in the name of a moral majority, even against the backdrop of a braggart president and a first lady who steadfastly refuses to step into the maternal modeling of the role. “Mother,” in this way, names the evangelical revival, the staggering rollback of women’s reproductive rights and healthcare access, both nationally and globally, as well as the federal assaults on trans people from bathroom bills to military bans, all under the rubric of a protectionist moral crusade.
Keyword 3: Mother
mairead sullivan is an assistant professor of women’s and gender studies at Loyola Mary-mount University in Los Angeles. In addition to publishing in the field of lgbtq public health, Sullivan is the author most recently of “Kill Daddy: Reproduction, Futurity, and the Survival of the Radical Feminist” in Women’s Studies Quarterly and “A Crisis Emerges: Lesbian Breast Cancer in the Wake of hiv/aids” in the Journal of Lesbian Studies. Sullivan is currently finishing a book on the death of the lesbian.
Mairead Sullivan; Keyword 3: Mother. differences 1 May 2019; 30 (1): 55–62. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/10407391-7481218
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