What’s in the World Is in the Womb: Converging Environmental and Reproductive Justice through Synecdoche

@inproceedings{Murphy2017WhatsIT,
  title={What’s in the World Is in the Womb: Converging Environmental and Reproductive Justice through Synecdoche},
  author={Mollie Katherine Murphy},
  year={2017}
}
ABSTRACTThis article examines the efforts of biologist Sandra Steingraber to promote the rights of the fetus in an environmental human rights context. Rather than dismiss Steingraber’s rhetoric as antifeminist, it posits that synecdoche enables her to simultaneously promote fetal protection and reproductive justice. In framing the maternal body and fetuses as synecdochical representations of the larger environment, Steingraber exposes the interconnectedness between human and nature, and reveals… CONTINUE READING
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