Bodies Under Siege: How the Far-Right Attack on Reproductive Rights Went Global Hardcover by Sian Norris

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Bodies Under Siege: How the Far-Right Attack on Reproductive Rights Went Global Hardcover by Sian Norris

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Verso (June 6 2023)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 304 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1839764732
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 9781839764738
  • Item weight ‏ : ‎ 382 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 14.83 x 2.41 x 21.79 cm

An exposé of how far-right extremists across Europe use attacks on abortion to introduce broader fascist politics–and their connections to the American far right, from a leading investigative journalist

Think today's anti-abortion ideas are rooted in religious prohibitions or arguments about where life begins? Wrong: today's anti-abortion movements is largely financed and planned by far-right extremists. Many of them are avowedly fascist and white supremacist, afraid of a "great replacement" of the world's white population by other races, who are working hard to reshape governments and policies across Europe, North America and around the world. Much of this far-right organizing and funding network, however, has been overlooked by today's feminist and left movements.

As investigative journalist Sian Norris uncovers here, it is through attacking abortion rights that fascist ideas from the dark web, incel chat boards, and fringe organizations comes to enter mainstream debate -- and to then shape governmental policy across Europe, from authoritarian regimes like Hungary's to liberal democracies like Britain. As Norris goes undercover at anti-abortion activist meetings, and pieces together the money trail linking American think tanks to far-right fascist groups, she maps out the pipeline by which fascism has become respectable across the Global North by taking away women's reproductive rights and autonomy.

About Author

Sian Norris is a writer and investigative journalist who has covered far-right movements and their relocation to the mainstream for a range of publications, including the UK’s Byline Times and openDemocracy. Norris is a leading voice in the UK feminist movement and her writing on issues ranging from men’s violence against women, to migrant rights, and poverty and inequality, has been published in the Guardian, New Statesman, the i, and many more publications. In 2012 she set up the Bristol Women’s Literature Festival, which she ran for eight years.

Author Residence: London, UK

Author Hometown: London, UK

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