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Is there a such thing as free choice?

Free choice is correlated to privilege. Some people are afforded more choice than others; however, everyone is constrained in some way by social and cultural norms or stereotypes and prejudices. One example of this is demonstrated in the documentary, The … Continue reading

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What is free choice?

Choices made about a woman’s pregnancy are intended to be personal. Each individual has the right to his or her own body and to decide what happens to it. However, these choices regarding pregnancy procedures are more often now made … Continue reading

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What is empowering?

Female empowerment is a major theme in “The Business of Being Born,” and it is one of the primary focuses of the natural birth movement. Throughout the movie, various women discuss how there is nothing else in the world that … Continue reading

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Giving birth in a hospital

The documentary that we watched in class today, “The Business of Being Born,” reminded me of a story that my mom told me. When she was at the hospital to give birth to my brother, she began to feel pressure, … Continue reading

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