The debate over reproductive healthcare and bodily autonomy continues as the possibility of another conservative supreme court justice puts Roe v Wade at risk.
This week, mainstream media’s news cycle was overwhelmingly focused on Christian Cult Karen’s supreme court nomination hearings. The fascists in the white house and senate are pushing through her nomination proceedings faster than they will ever push through a life-saving COVID-19 stimulus package to prevent a devastating economic collapse and (further) mass deaths.
True to this settler colony’s nature, this particular supreme court justice nomination poses a threat to the so-called “balance” of liberal-leaning and conservative-leaning judges in this inherently corrupt judicial structure. Christian Cult Karen’s career, personal beliefs, and stated belief in constitutional originalism could prove to be a danger to millions who aren’t wealthy, cisgender, heterosexual white people. And because our very livelihoods and rights should apparently be decided by politicians and life-appointed judges from exceptionally privileged backgrounds, everything—from our access to reproductive healthcare to (admittedly terrible) health insurance—is up for debate by people we’ve never fucking met.
While the likelihood of Roe v. Wade being overturned seems increasingly likely (and where you live right now may already severely limit your access to reproductive health care), Wear Your Voice thought it would be of use to share a reading list to provide more context into the reproductive rights movement, the necessity for reproductive justice, how various oppressions intertwined factor into who gets to make choices about their bodies, and how mainstream (or white feminist) discussions leave out the necessity for prison abolition, the dismantling of settler colonialism, white supremacy, cisheteropatriarchy, and capitalism all together.
This collection of articles, critical analyses, op-eds, and features helps frame the discussion around reproductive justice and rights in a way that centers Black, Indigenous, and people of color.:
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