Raising Kids with Dignity
One of the foundational values for She’s Got Grit platform stems from the theory of Reproductive Justice. She’s Got Grit focuses mainly on the third component of the Reproductive Justice theory of being able ‘to raise your child with dignity’, something many young moms are stripped of.
Definition from: Ross, Loretta, and Rickie Solinger. Reproductive Justice: An Introduction. University of California Press, 2017.
History of Reproductive Justice
The theory of Reproductive Juctice was co-created by scholar Rickie Solinger and activist Loretta Ross and is defined as a political movement the combines the work of reproductive rights and social justice And embodies three primary principles seen above. In their co-authored book Reproductive Justice: An Introduction they tackle in depth conversations about how our past defines our future and how we have to acknowledge past events and how they brought us where we are today and how they define current oppressive structures.
The Right to Raise your Child with Dignity
The work She’s Got Grit is doing is concerning the right for young parents to raise their children wits dignity. In our current day and age obtaining an education is essential to success and self sufficiency for a person’s furture. Studies shows that a person’s chances for obtaining reliable job with a living salary significantly increases by having a high school diploma and even more so with higher ed completion. Having a strong foundation that supports a mother to be able to support her child is essential to achieving equal status for respected and dignified parenting.
Want to learn more?
Below is a summary of Reproductive Justice: An Introduction and a link to purchase (not sponsored).
“Reproductive Justice is a first-of-its-kind primer that provides a comprehensive yet succinct description of the field. Written by two legendary scholar-activists, Reproductive Justice introduces students to an intersectional analysis of race, class, and gender politics. Loretta J. Ross and Rickie Solinger put the lives and lived experience of women of color at the center of the book and use a human rights analysis to show how the discussion around reproductive justice differs significantly from the pro-choice/anti-abortion debates that have long dominated the headlines and mainstream political conflict. Arguing that reproductive justice is a political movement of reproductive rights and social justice, the authors illuminate, for example, the complex web of structural obstacles a low-income, physically disabled woman living in West Texas faces as she contemplates her sexual and reproductive intentions. In a period in which women’s reproductive lives are imperiled, Reproductive Justice provides an essential guide to understanding and mobilizing around women’s human rights in the twenty-first century.”
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