Thursday, April 16, 2009

Sex, Power & the Future of the World

If there is a single touchstone to the culture wars around the world, it is the issue of reproductive choice.  More than just a domestic rallying point for the far right, reproductive choice has become an issue of global importance.  An issue impacting on American foreign policy, feminism, the war on terror and dealing with global poverty.  

Michelle Goldberg, has spent years researching this issue.  In her new book, The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power, and the Future of the World she argues that in nations where reproductive choice has been an issue of population control, there has been less controversy. Where the rights of woman have been directly tied to reproductive choice controversy and militant fundamentalism abound.

My conversation with journalist Michelle Goldberg: