Abortion, 1, 22–23, 26, 30, 62–63,
67, 153, 158, 193. See also Transla-
tions: controversial issues in
Adkins, Lisa, 115
Agency: cultural discourses and,
135–37; empowerment and, 135–
38; epistemic, 14, 78, 124–26,
135–39; feminist theory and, 4,
135–37, 121–22, 125–26; OBOS on,
136–39
Ahmed, Sarah, 11, 80–81, 196
Al-Ali, Nadje, 73
Alcoff, Linda, 124, 133
Alexander, Jacqui, 7, 9
Alvarez, Sonia, 208
Anzaldúa, Gloria, 7
Appadurai, Arjun, 211
Appiah, Kwame Anthony, 184
Babitsch, Birgit, 121, 128–29, 140
Bartky, Sandra, 135
Beauvoir, Simone de, 6, 126
Bell, Susan, 147, 163
Bell-Alexander, Ruth (founder), 98,
100, 106
Berger, Pamela (founder), 99–100
Biological determinism, 12, 14,
126–29, 142. See also Body: bi-
ology and
Birke, Linda, 129
Birth control, 2–3, 21–23, 25, 29, 60
Body: biology and, 126–31, 139;
dualistic thinking and, 127–30;
feminist theory on, 4, 12, 120–21,
123–31, 135–36, 139–41; femininity
and, 45, 123–24, 130; OBOS on,
45–46, 124–25, 129–31, 144–46,
199. See also Knowledge, em-
bodied
Bonilla, Alba, 113
Bonilla, Zobeida, 39, 226–27n49
Bordo, Susan, 12, 125, 127, 135–36,
240n18
Bosch, Marlies (co-editor Tibetan
OBOS), 50–51
Boston Women’s Health Book
Collective (BWHBC): conflicts in
organization, 44–45, 87–88, 105,
108–13, 116–17; family saga of, 86,
98–102, 109, 115–16; founders of,
5, 11, 28, 44–45, 87, 91–94, 106–8,
210; heroines of, 86, 96–98, 115–
16; history of, 1–2, 4–5, 11–14, 20–
22, 24, 28, 33, 36, 44–45, 86–87,
91–92, 102–14, 117–18, 210; inter-
views with, 4–5, 11–12, 20, 85–89,
116–17; motherhood and, 94–95;
mythical properties of, 14, 85, 86,
88, 90–92, 96, 98–110, 173–74,
202–3; newcomers and, 91–94,
101–2, 106–9, 112–16; “ordinary
women” and, 86, 94–96, 115; ori-
gins of, 86, 89–94, 114–15; racism
and, 87–89, 95, 109–17; whiteness
and, 95, 109–11; working style
of, 104–5. See also Our Bodies,
Ourselves
Bourdieu, Pierre, 96
Brah, Avtar, 7
Braidotti, Rosi, 129
Brown, Wendy, 112, 116
Butler, Judith, 12, 127–29, 135, 199
BWHBC. See Boston Women’s
Health Book Collective
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