2 Motherhood articles categorized as: Reproductive Rights

Giving Birth in Chains: The Shackling of Incarcerated Women During Labor and Delivery
by Anna Clark


As birthing choices are increasingly prominent in the public conversation, pregnant women are more and more empowered to decide what sort of care is right for their bodies and their child.Not so for pregnant women who are incarcerated. Not only are their decisions about care restricted, but many incarcerated pregnant women are physically restricted while giving birth: during labor and delivery, they are shackled.

Cracked Lenses: the Visual Exploitation of Crack Mothers
by Alexandra Cox


In this article, Alexandra Cox discusses the use of images of “crack mothers” and “crack babies” to reinforce sexism and racism.