making politics visible: discourses on gender and race in the problematisation of sex-selective abortion

  title={making politics visible: discourses on gender and race in the problematisation of sex-selective abortion},
  author={Sundari Anitha and Aisha K Gill},
  journal={Feminist Review},
abstractThis paper examines the problematisation of sex-selective abortion (SSA) in UK parliamentary debates on Fiona Bruce’s Abortion (Sex-Selection) Bill 2014–15 and on the subsequent proposed amendment to the Serious Crime Bill 2014–15. On the basis of close textual analysis, we argue that a discursive framing of SSA as a form of cultural oppression of minority women in need of protection underpinned Bruce’s Bill; in contrast, by highlighting issues more commonly articulated in defence of… 

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