"FOR most of her career, Hillary Clinton suffered for being a feminist.
Retaining her last name helped cost her husband the governorship of Arkansas in 1980 (after that, shebecame a Clinton). She was mocked in 1992for saying she wouldn’t be “some little woman standing by my man,” and for asserting, “I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas, but what I decided to do was to fulfill my profession.”"
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You are invited to Planned Parenthood of Nassau County's Roe v. Wade 43rd Anniversary Celebration!
Start the year out right in your commitment to reproductive rights and justice! Join Planned Parenthood of Nassau County in celebrating the 43rd anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade on January 28th. PPNC will be hosting a screening of the student produced documentary "The Provider", a film about the experiences of a traveling abortion provider in Dallas, Texas (further details on the film included below). The evening will include refreshments and a discussion following the film with the filmmakers and a Planned Parenthood health professional.
The event will be held at our Hempstead health center located at 540 Fulton Ave and will run from 6-8pm.To RSVP, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Provider follows traveling abortion provider, Dr. Shannon Carr, as she travels to work in Dallas, Texas to perform legal and safe abortions despite the vigorous anti-abortion stigma. In 2013, a Texas bill named House Bill Two (HB2) was passed which effectively closed down nearly two thirds of the state’s abortion clinics. These laws have become the biggest threat to women’s healthcare since before Roe vs. Wade.
The Provider examines these laws by telling the stories of those most affected by them. Dr. Shannon Carr travels every week from New Mexico to Dallas to one of the few clinics remaining in Texas. When asked why she continues to provide in a very hostile environment, Dr. Carr responded, “It is the stories that drive us.” Dr. Carr chooses to work in this area to help the women who need it most. It is the stories or life circumstances behind every patient that pushes Dr. Carr to continue to provide abortions, fight against legislation, and stigma surrounding abortion doctors.
This course approaches the politics of marginal subjects through the work of women thinkers, writers, characters, actors, and artists. These figures confront the logics of colonialism, capitalism, racism, fascism, and patriarchy by thwarting the voices, loves, fates, destinies, and narratives conferred to them within these systems, as well as within those discourses that seek to liberate them. Notions of speech, disorder, pathology, trauma, romance, desire, repulsion, and faith will be central to approaching the trenchant critiques and rearticulations of state, society, and politics that emerge in the texts we study. We will work within multiple genres, including theoretical texts, novels, and film in a space of close reading and intimate intellectual consideration.
We will not consider femininity or the female body to be an a priori, an already known or knowable “object” of political work. Instead, we will follow these texts into the lifeworlds of capitalism, colonialism, liberalism, and imperialism inscribed on all our bodies and subjectivities—some more than others, to be sure—to the politics they ask of us. A key goal of the course will be to demonstrate that considering political experience and judgment cannot merely involve the aggregation of different perspectives from discrete lenses of race, class and gender; it is necessary to address what these forms of subjections share, as well as where they diverge. Readings will draw upon the work of, Hannah Arendt, Ingeborg Bachmann, Lauren Berlant, Helene Cixous, Denise DaSilva, Assia Djebar, Silvia Federici, Nancy Fraser, Ranjana Khanna, Catharine MacKinnon, Catherine Malabou, Hortense Spillers, Gayatri Spivak, Simone Weil, and Sylvia Wynter.
Held Saturdays, 2 - 5pm Starts January 30th, 2016 Lasts 4 weeks Costs $315