WOMEN’S WAY Book Prize 2016
Katha Pollitt for Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights
The WOMEN’S WAY Book Prize will be held on Wednesday, November 16th from 5:30pm – 8:00pm at the William Way LGBT Community Center, located at 1315 Spruce Street
Please join us at 5:30 for refreshments and appetizers. At 6:15 the 2016 WOMEN’S WAY Book Prize honoree, Katha Pollitt, will be discussing her book Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights with Dr. Courtney Schreiber and taking questions from the audience. A book signing and photo opportunities with Katha will be immediately following.
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Katha Pollitt is a poet, essayist and columnist for The Nation, where she writes about politics, feminism and culture. Her most recent book is Pro:Reclaiming Abortion Rights, a defense of abortion rights as a good thing for women, men, children and the whole society. The New York Times listed it as one of the 100 most important books of the year, and it has been translated into Polish and Portuguese. She lives in New York City with her husband and cats.
A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR
In this urgent, controversial book, Katha Pollitt reframes abortion as a common part of a woman’s reproductive life, one that should be accepted as a moral right with positive social implications. In Pro, Pollitt takes on the personhood argument, reaffirms the priority of a woman’s life and health, and discusses why terminating a pregnancy can be a force for good for women, families, and society. It is time, Pollitt argues, that we reclaim the lives and the rights of women and mothers.
Established in 2007, this prize honors the legacy of Ernesta Drinker Ballard, a WOMEN’S WAY founder, first president of its Board of Directors and extraordinary champion for women and girls.
WOMEN’S WAY Book Prize Honorees:
Joan Blades and Kristin Rowe-Finkbeine (2007)
The Motherhood Manifesto
Ann Fessler (2008)
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich (2009)
Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History
Michelle Goldberg (2010)
The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power, and the Future of the World
Rebecca Traister (2012)
Big Girls Don’t Cry: The Election that Changed Everything for Women
Madeleine Kunin (2013)
The New Feminist Agenda: Defining the Next Revolution for Women, Work and Family
Jody Raphael (2014)
Rape is Rape: How Denial, Distortion, and Victim-Blaming are Fueling a Hidden Acquaintance Rape Crisis
Janet Mock (2015)
Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More