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Meridians (1 March 2018) 16 (2): 238–252.
Published: 01 March 2018
... the health of black communities and individuals. US black women’s reproductive outcomes, health risk factors, disease occurrence, and survival after disease onset reflect multiple disadvantages when compared with US white women and, in some cases, with black men. These disadvantages can be understood...
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 325–330.
Published: 01 November 2018
... girls reproductive health menstruation There is fire on the mountain, and nobody seems to be on the run. Oh there is fire on the mountain top,   and no one is’ah running. —Asa, “Fire on the Mountain” ( 2008 ) A fire breaks out in a dorm at Moi Girls High School in Nairobi. A dorm that...
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 94–151.
Published: 01 April 2019
... stereotypes, defended themselves against assault, opposed coerced sterilization, pursued safe and legal contraception and abortion, sought reproductive health care, and asserted sexual autonomy. This essay offers an overview of one chapter in this centuries-long and ongoing story of resilience and resistance...
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 April 2019
... contraception and reproductive health more broadly to their understanding of the ability to control their own bodies as fundamental to their full enactment of their citizenship rights—it also embeds primary documents as archival evidence within the piece. A first for Meridians —and, I daresay any academic...
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 227–243.
Published: 01 April 2019
..., racial and ethnic, economic and class, and social histories, as well as of their differing desires as mothers, daughters, and feminist women. Rebecca Walker came of age when contraception and reproductive health, as well as a woman’s right to choose, were cultural concepts and mainstays brought about...
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 246–268.
Published: 01 November 2018
... barriers at night in order to engage in sex for food. Within camps, different categories of men also prey upon women for sex (CIVIC 2015 ). Women’s access to sexual and reproductive health services, particularly abortion, is limited. This is problematic, given high levels of sexual violence and...
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 415–431.
Published: 01 November 2018
... most instances, class and social reproduction trump any memory of radical thinking and activism against patriarchy. Therefore, in this deeply problematic context, retrieving the powerful language and passion of feminist agency becomes a necessity for fulfilling the possibilities of the new...
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Meridians (1 September 2018) 17 (1): 163–183.
Published: 01 September 2018
... lynched” (Feimster 2009 , 158). Even after Emancipation and Jim Crow, the same stereotypes that were created to justify the productive, reproductive, physical, and sexual exploitation of African women during the institution of enslavement continued to thrive. Each construct, from the hypersexual Jezebel...
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 17–40.
Published: 01 April 2019
... reproductions but were supported by women and their participation in “commercial discourses and practices of everyday life” (10). Contemporary feminine forms emerged in tandem with shifting societal priorities. At the same time, their meanings were malleable and thus could serve diverse purposes: sometimes...
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 401–414.
Published: 01 November 2018
... Jamaican writer Sylvia Wynter ( 1994 ), Sharpe ( 2016 , 13) implores us to resist our participation in the reproduction of our “narratively condemned status” and instead “become undisciplined.” In a similar argument, Danai Mupotsa ( 2010 , 3) asks, “When will African women get to study interiorities...