An intersectional analysis should reveal the exploitative nature of prostitution and surrogacy, yet intersectional feminists support surrogacy for poor women as a means of earning livelihood and believe criticizing the sex trade is “exclusionary.”
In this episode, Meghan Murphy speaks with Renate Klein about the harms of surrogacy.
New York State rushed through a bill legalizing commercial surrogacy despite ongoing opposition from women’s groups.
How did we get to the point where this reduction of women to bodies is accepted and even celebrated — not only among many men but also many women, even among some feminists?
In two new books, Heather Brunskell-Evans and Michele Moore question the ideologies and practices that promote medical/technological “solutions” to gender, and Renate Klein analyzes the surrogacy industry as a form of exploitation of women and trafficking in babies.
The headline of an opinion piece pubilshed in prominent Spanish newspaper El País, “We are not sheep,” implies a story of oppressed women reclaiming their agency. The piece, though, turns out to…
Journalist, writer and activist, Kaisa Ekis Ekman, argues that the practice of surrogacy constitutes child trafficking and compares it to prostitution in her book, “Being and Being Bought: Prostitution, Surrogacy and the…