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Michele Goodwin, "Policing the Womb: Invisible Women and the Criminalization of Motherhood" (Cambridge UP, 2020)

New Books in Gender

Policing the Womb: Invisible Women and the Criminalization of Motherhood (Cambridge University Press, 2020) a brilliant but shocking account of the criminalization of all aspects of reproduction, pregnancy, abortion, birth, and motherhood in the United States. In her extensively researched monograph, Michele Goodwin recounts the horrific contemporary situation, which includes, for example, mothers giving birth shackled in leg irons, in solitary confinement, even in prison toilets, and in some states, women being coerced by the State into sterilization, in exchange for reduced sentences. She contextualises the modern day situation in America’s history of slavery and oppression, and also in relation to its place in the world. Goodwin shows how prosecutors abuse laws, and medical professionals are complicit in a system that disproportionally impacts the poor and women of color. However, Goodwin warns that these women are just the canaries in the coalmine. In the context of both the Black Lives Matter movement, and in the lead up to the 2020 Presidential election, her book could not be more timely; Not only is the United States the deadliest country in the developed world for pregnant women, but the severe lack of protections for reproductive rights and motherhood is compounding racial and indigent disparities.Jane Richards is a doctoral candidate in Human Rights Law at the University of Hong Kong. Her research interests include disability, equality, criminal law and civil disobedience. You can find her on twitter @JaneRichardsHK where she avidly follows the Hong Kong’s protests and its politics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/gender-studies

1hr 3mins

30 Sep 2020

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Michele Goodwin, "Policing the Womb: Invisible Women and the Criminalization of Motherhood" (Cambridge UP, 2020)

New Books in Critical Theory

Policing the Womb: Invisible Women and the Criminalization of Motherhood (Cambridge University Press, 2020) a brilliant but shocking account of the criminalization of all aspects of reproduction, pregnancy, abortion, birth, and motherhood in the United States. In her extensively researched monograph, Michele Goodwin recounts the horrific contemporary situation, which includes, for example, mothers giving birth shackled in leg irons, in solitary confinement, even in prison toilets, and in some states, women being coerced by the State into sterilization, in exchange for reduced sentences. She contextualises the modern day situation in America’s history of slavery and oppression, and also in relation to its place in the world. Goodwin shows how prosecutors abuse laws, and medical professionals are complicit in a system that disproportionally impacts the poor and women of color. However, Goodwin warns that these women are just the canaries in the coalmine. In the context of both the Black Lives Matter movement, and in the lead up to the 2020 Presidential election, her book could not be more timely; Not only is the United States the deadliest country in the developed world for pregnant women, but the severe lack of protections for reproductive rights and motherhood is compounding racial and indigent disparities.Jane Richards is a doctoral candidate in Human Rights Law at the University of Hong Kong. Her research interests include disability, equality, criminal law and civil disobedience. You can find her on twitter @JaneRichardsHK where she avidly follows the Hong Kong’s protests and its politics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/critical-theory

1hr 3mins

30 Sep 2020

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Michele Goodwin, "Policing the Womb: Invisible Women and the Criminalization of Motherhood" (Cambridge UP, 2020)

New Books in Law

Policing the Womb: Invisible Women and the Criminalization of Motherhood (Cambridge University Press, 2020) a brilliant but shocking account of the criminalization of all aspects of reproduction, pregnancy, abortion, birth, and motherhood in the United States. In her extensively researched monograph, Michele Goodwin recounts the horrific contemporary situation, which includes, for example, mothers giving birth shackled in leg irons, in solitary confinement, even in prison toilets, and in some states, women being coerced by the State into sterilization, in exchange for reduced sentences. She contextualises the modern day situation in America’s history of slavery and oppression, and also in relation to its place in the world. Goodwin shows how prosecutors abuse laws, and medical professionals are complicit in a system that disproportionally impacts the poor and women of color. However, Goodwin warns that these women are just the canaries in the coalmine. In the context of both the Black Lives Matter movement, and in the lead up to the 2020 Presidential election, her book could not be more timely; Not only is the United States the deadliest country in the developed world for pregnant women, but the severe lack of protections for reproductive rights and motherhood is compounding racial and indigent disparities.Jane Richards is a doctoral candidate in Human Rights Law at the University of Hong Kong. Her research interests include disability, equality, criminal law and civil disobedience. You can find her on twitter @JaneRichardsHK where she avidly follows the Hong Kong’s protests and its politics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/law

1hr 3mins

30 Sep 2020

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Michele Goodwin on Quarantine and the Limits of Government Action

UCI Law Talks

Julie Hill, UCI Foundation Chair and UCI Law Board of Visitors member interviews Chancellor’s Professor of Law Michele Goodwin on the limits of governmental action and constitutional rights during the COVID-19 pandemic. Introductions by UCI Law Dean L. Song Richardson. Recorded on May 13, 2020 via Zoom virtual presentation. Part of the UCI Law COVID-19 & the Law lecture series.

58mins

14 May 2020

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The Transgender Military Ban with Michele Goodwin

Below the Line

In this episode, Professor Michele Goodwin discusses her Essay, The Transgender Military Ban: Preservation of Discrimination Through Transformation, that she co-authored with Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean and Professor at UC Berkeley School of Law. Their Essay contends that the Trump Administration’s ban on transgender individuals serving in the military is based on prejudice and bias, lacking any legitimate justification. The Essay identifies several problems with the Trump Administration’s policy to ban transgender individuals from serving in the U.S. military, and posits that promoting equality in the military will only occur when the humanity of those who wish to serve and are qualified to serve are permitted to do so with dignity and respect.Read the Essay here: https://northwesternlawreview.org/issues/the-transgender-military-ban-preservation-of-discrimination-through-transformation/

26mins

17 Jan 2020

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PODCAST - S2 E15 - Michele Goodwin

Road To Recovery

PODCAST - S2 E15 - Michele Goodwin by Road To Recovery

21mins

13 Oct 2017

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102. Politicizing Pregnancy and Punishing Women. Guest, Michele Goodwin.

The Week in Health Law

University of California law professor Michelle Goodwin joins us for a detailed discussion about the increasingly adverse relationship between women and the state. Increasingly, pregnancy is being policed by an array of oppressive state laws, many of which are being used in contexts far removed from their legislative intent. Our conversation includes a detailed look at the abortion cases and their limitations. We end with a disturbing narrative about under age marriages in the U.S., often in circumstances that otherwise would be statutory rape.

36mins

27 Jun 2017

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Professor Michele Goodwin, University of Minnesota Law School

University of Alabama School of Law Lectures

Biotechnology: The New Empire

36mins

24 Jun 2017

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Michele Goodwin on the Incarceration of Women in the U.S.

UCI Law Talks

Michele Bratcher Goodwin is Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy at UC Irvine School of Law. Her expertise includes bioethics, constitutional law, family law, reproductive rights and torts. In this episode of UCI Law Talks, she warns of the serious and inadequately recognized challenges posed by the rising number of women in prison in the U.S. http://www.law.uci.edu/faculty/full-time/goodwin/

22mins

17 Sep 2015

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Michele Goodwin on Incarceration of Women

UCI Law Talks

Michele Goodwin warns of the serious and inadequately recognized challenges posed by the rising number of women in prison in the U.S.

22mins

16 Sep 2015