The Daily Beast | September 30, 2011
Our Bodies, Ourselves remains theoretically feminist, of course—even if there is a conscious effort made not to overuse the word. And the authors, once strangers in the presence of their own bodies, have become experts: testifying before Congress about birth control methods and silicone implants; arguing for better safety data on plastic surgery; quoted on hundreds of health issues over the years. They are the first to remind young women that their reproductive rights remain shaky; that nearly 1 in 5 women do not have health insurance; and, yes, that Michele Bachmann believes the vaccine for cervical cancer can cause mental retardation.
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