Thursday, February 6, 2014
A short film on "Reproductive Theory"
Hi, Please take a look at my short film linked above. It starts slowly but please stay with it as it covers a subject overlooked by feminism - yet crucial to it. Reproduction theory is an alternative theory as to why patriarchy started, held, and ultimately will come to an end. Essentially, until the turn of the 20th century science and philosophy did not recognize that women were parents, in the sense of providing seed (or what we would call genetic) material. Thanks, Julia
My works on this subject include:
FATHER'S SEED, MOTHER'S SORROW (2012, e-book)
IDOLS TO INCUBATORS - REPRODUCTION THEORY THROUGH THE AGES (1994, London, Scarlet Press).
'Procreation, patriarchy and medical science: the resistance to recognising maternal contributions in European embryological thought' in CONCEIVING PERSONS - ETHNOGRAPHIES OF PROCREATION FERTILITY AND GROWTH, Edited by Peter Loizos and Patrick Heady (1999, London, Athlone Press, London School of Economics Monographs on Social Anthropology).