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  • Laura Eldridge interview on the anniversary of the Pill

    Laura Eldridge interview on the anniversary of the Pill

    April 6, 2010

    How did you come to write a book framed by an alternative viewpoint on the Pill? When I started working with Barbara Seaman, at the end of 1999 and just in time for the 40th anniversary of the Pill, it was actually a shock to me to realize as a feminist she had been very critical of the Pill. I thought of myself as an up and coming young feminist and bought into the popular idea that acceptance of the Pill was an integral part of second wave feminism and as such allowed for many of the gains women have made. Working with Barbara I got to understand how criticism of the Pill was part of the feminist movement, and that this history has been lost over time. With the 50th anniversary of the Pill coming up, all the articles are very glowing and suggest the Pill made feminism possible, but I know it is much more complicated than that. I thought it was the right time to present a reassessment of our birth control choices, to encourage women to broaden the contraceptive conversation. —Laura Eldridge, to Bitch magazine

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