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Choice Words: A Collection of Writing About Abortion

Choice Words: A Collection of Writing About Abortion (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Swinn, Louise

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Choice Words: A collection of writing about abortion is a cri de coeur; a passionate appeal from writers, thinkers, musicians, actors, comedians, activists and political staffers, offering personal stories of abortion alongside historical records and political anecdotes. At a tim...e when abortion is a criminal act and prosecution is a real risk in parts of Australia, this book is needed more than ever. In 2018, the world watched aghast when a Tasmanian woman lost her job at a high-profile sporting agency for tweeting the truth: even in states where abortion is legal, access can be nearly impossible. This treasury of stories highlights the sheer, unspoken commonality of abortion. Women have been dealing with the risks and the fall-out for longer than there is record. It is poignant, wise, funny and true; a salute to those who have been working in the field, a celebration of how far we've come, an electrifying caterwaul at how far we still have to go, and a clarion call to action. -- Contributors include Jane Caro, Claudia Karvan, Laura Jean, Melissa Lucashenko, Emily Maguire, Tara June Winch, Michelle Law, Tony Birch, Melanie Cheng, Anne Summers, Gideon Haigh, Monica Dux, Bri Lee, Jenny Kee, and a Foreword by Tanya Plibersek. Proceeds from Choice Words will go to the charity Marie Stopes Australia, the only national, independently-accredited, not-for-profit safe abortion provider, that has helped more than 600,000 women in the past twenty years. Foreword by The Hon Tanya Plibersek MP Angela Williamson Jane Caro Monica Dux Rosie Waterland Van Badham Eleanor Limprecht Shirley Barrett Claudia Karvan Jenny Kee & Grace Heifetz Jane Gleeson-White Sarah Firth Clem Bastow Melissa Lucashenko Bri Lee Michelle Law Brooke Davis Gideon Haigh Jess Scully Melanie Cheng Meredith Burgmann Gabrielle Blair (DesignMom) Catherine Deveny Caroline deCosta Amy Gray Tara June Winch Laura Jean Emily Maguire Ellena Savage Anne Summers Samantha Maiden Gina Rushton (Buzzfeed) Zoya Patel Maxine Beneba Clarke Tony Birch
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ISBN 9781760875220
Published AU 4 Mar 2019
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
197 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days

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ISBN-13 9781760875220
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Imprint Allen & Unwin
Published 4 Mar 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Swinn, Louise
Category Collections & Anthologies Of Various Literary Forms
Women's Studies
Social & Ethical Issues: Abortion
Number of Pages 376
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code 362.1988800994
Weight 490g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Anthologies, Essays, Letters & Miscellaneous
ONIX Text General/trade