The Politics of Women's Biology
"Exposing the ideological bases of the medical/scientific information (and disinformation) we receive, Hubbard . . . gives us a book sophisticated in its analysis but accessible in its style." --Ms. Magazine For a range of historical and contemporary issues in eugenics, human evolution, and procreative technology, Ruth Hubbard explains why scientific descriptions and choices should not generalize human, or female, attributes without acknowledging the realities of people's lives. Sophisticated in its analysis, yet not at all technical in its exposition, this book will find a wide readership among feminists, the general public, and the scientific community.
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