chapter  4
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Reproducing Citizenship: A 20/20 Vision of Women’s Reproductive Rights and Equity

A substantive body of literature now makes very persuasive arguments for the importance of pursuing gender equity by means of redressing material inequities and the differentials that women experience within and from decision making and power wielding channels (Boserup 1965; Molyneux 1985; Barriteau 1995; Eisenstein 1996; Beall 1998; Elson 1998; Goetz 2007). This productive engagement notwithstanding, in this chapter I want to begin a discussion that I will sustain for the rest of Feminist Advocacy; namely, that gender equity in the Anglophone Caribbean must both reengage and expand its attention to the materiality of the body through notions of embodied equity.