Women on strike: mobilizing against reproductive injustice in Poland
Paulina Pustułka , Agnieszka Król
AbstractThe paper employs a lens of reproductive justice (RJ) to discuss the events of the 2016 mobilization against a total abortion ban proposal in Poland. By presenting the context of women’s rights in Poland, especially the abortion debates, we argue that the 2016 Women’s Strike showed that taking a stand for reproductive justice was countered by governmental actions. By using a case study approach, the paper analyzes the Strike as a tumultuous act of women’s solidarity while simultaneously assessing its implications for RJ issues. We discuss the aftermath and the socio-political reticence to acknowledge the complexities of women’s lives and reproductive choices. Further, we provide arguments for applying the RJ framework into discerning the notion of ideal citizens and gendered social control in Poland. This localized analysis has a global relevance by reflecting the impact of worldwide trends in women’s rights activism and RJ in the context of resurfacing nationalisms and populism.
|Journal series||International Feminist Journal of Politics, ISSN 1461-6742, (A 25 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.9|
|Keywords in English||Reproductive justice (RJ); women’s strike; abortion; Poland; black protest|
|ASJC Classification||; ; ;|
|Publication indicators||: 2016 = 1.366; : 2017 = 1.031 (2) - 2017=1.231 (5)|
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