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The discipline and disciplining of Margaret Sanger: US birth control rhetoric in the early twentieth century

@inproceedings{Buerkle2004TheDA,
  title={The discipline and disciplining of Margaret Sanger: US birth control rhetoric in the early twentieth century},
  author={C. Wesley Buerkle},
  year={2004}
}
Margaret Sanger’s rhetoric in the US birth control movement demonstrates the social forces that act upon rhetors and women’s bodies, conforming both to established gender norms even as they attempt to violate those standards. This project studies Sanger’s birth control rhetoric to understand how her arguments for women’s right to contraception conformed women’s bodies to traditional feminine notions despite her early efforts to contradict such dictates of domesticity. Research on nineteenth… 
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