Subject / Object : Choice
Concept: An attempt to understand women’s role in society as well as the female body, birth, and the right to choose. I hold a pro-choice point of view, meaning I believe women deserve the right to choose.
9′ X 6′ consisting of nine equally sized panels.
Mixed Media: Plywood, Latex Paint, Yarn, Nails
ROE VS. WADE IN 1973
“All state laws limiting women’s access to abortions during the first trimester of pregnancy were invalidated by Roe v. Wade. State laws limiting such access during the second trimester were upheld only when the restrictions were for the purpose of protecting the health of the pregnant woman. Roe v. Wade legalized abortion in the United States, which was not legal at all in many states and was limited by law in others. Basis of the Roe v. Wade decision: Roe v. Wade was decided primarily on the Ninth Amendment to the United States Constitution, a part of the Bill of Rights. The Court’s decision in this case was that the Ninth Amendment, in stating that “the enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people protected a person’s right to privacy.”
“As all advocates of feminist politics know most people do not understand sexism or if they do they think it is not a problem. Masses of people think that feminism is always and only about women seeking to be equal to men. And a huge majority of these folks think feminism is anti-male. Their misunderstanding of feminist politics reflects the reality that most folks learn about feminism from patriarchal mass media. “ Bell Hooks