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A group of women, under a ‘Women’s Liberation’ banner, march in support of the Black Panther Party, New Haven, Conn., November 1969. David Fenton—Getty Images

As influential radical feminist thinkers of the twentieth century, both Shulamith Firestone and Angela Davis underscore in their writings the importance of reproductive technologies in the emancipation of women as contingent to the universal emancipation of the oppressed. In their respective works “The Dialectic of Sex” and “Racism, Birth Control and Reproductive Rights,” it is clear that for Firestone and Davis alike, foregrounding gendered struggles and experiences specific to women is a crucial requisite for dismantling the ubiquitously overarching power structures that dictate the lived realities of the oppressed. …

Nicole Huang


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