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Francesca Lewis argues that accusations of selfishness are often “demanding and needy and entitled and possibly abusive”.

View story at Medium.com

An excellently clear and thought-provoking article challenging our understanding of selfishness (including in a feminist context, challenging the way women prioritising their needs are often deemed selfish), and of the motives behind selfishness accusations.

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Why do conservatives grant women will over an embryo in a petri dish but not one growing inside their own body? Because the latter means sexual autonomy.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/fertility-clinics-destroy-embryos-all-the-time-why-arent-conservatives-after-them/2015/08/13/be06e852-4128-11e5-8e7d-9c033e6745d8_story.html

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Attempting to shock people with the realities of abortion takes for granted the realities of living in a reproductive body.

Rebecca Traister comments on the propaganda (and resulting backlash) about Planned Parenthood made by an anti-abortion organisation.

http://nymag.com/thecut/2015/08/the-big-secret-of-abortion.html

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