Stock Image

The Big Lie: Motherhood, Feminism, and the Reality of the Biological Clock

Selvaratnam, Tanya

92 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 1616148454 / ISBN 13: 9781616148454
Published by Prometheus Books
Used Condition: Very Good Soft cover
From Housing Works Bookstore Cafe (New York, NY, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since December 20, 2004

Quantity Available: 2

Buy Used
Price: US$ 1.96 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

Minimal wear to cover. Pages clean and binding tight. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # NG3-00415

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: The Big Lie: Motherhood, Feminism, and the ...

Publisher: Prometheus Books

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Very Good

About this title

Synopsis:

A candid assessment of the pros and cons of delayed motherhood.
 

     Biology does not bend to feminist ideals and science does not work miracles. That is the message of this eye-opening discussion of the consequences of delayed motherhood. Part personal account, part manifesto, Selvaratnam recounts her emotional journey through multiple miscarriages after the age of 37. Her doctor told her she still "had time," but Selvaratnam found little reliable and often conflicting information about a mature woman's biological ability (or inability) to conceive. 

     Beyond her personal story, the author speaks to women in similar situations around the country, as well as fertility doctors, adoption counselors, reproductive health professionals, celebrities, feminists, journalists, and sociologists. Through in-depth reporting and her own experience, Selvaratnam urges more widespread education and open discussion about delayed motherhood in the hope that long-lasting solutions can take effect. The result is a book full of valuable information that will enable women to make smarter choices about their reproductive futures and to strike a more realistic balance between science, society and personal goals.

About the Author:

Tanya Selvaratnam is a writer, a producer, an actor, and an activist. She has produced the projects of many artists and directors, including Chiara Clemente, Catherine Gund, Mickalene Thomas, Carrie Mae Weems, and Jed Weintrob. She has performed around the world in shows by the Wooster Group and the Builders Association, among others. Since 2008, she has been the communications and special projects officer for the Rubell Family Collection. As an activist, she has worked with the Ms. Foundation for Women, the Third Wave Foundation, the NGO Forum on Women, and the World Health Organization. Learn more at http://tanyaturnsup.com.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Housing Works Used Book Cafe is an independent open bookstore in New York City that presents great used, new and antiquarian books, good coffee, the opportunity to hear from many of the best writers and performers in America and the chance to make a difference in the fight against AIDS and Homelessness, in New York City and the world. We are a non-profit bookstore relying on volunteers to help run the store. Housing Works provides housing, health care, job training and advocacy for people living with HIV and AIDS. Fighting AIDS One Book At A Time

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

We guarantee the condition of every book as described in our listings. We offer full refunds on books returned to us for any reason within 30 days. If you have any questions, please use the Ask Bookseller a Question link to contact us and we'll respond within 2 business days.


Shipping Terms:

All books shipped USPS with delivery confirmation in the USA. Typically we ship media mail for $3.99, Priority for $7.99, packed in poly bags or bubble mailers. More valuable books and heavy items are wrapped and boxed. For international orders, we ship MSI.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express