Eleanor J. Bader

Eleanor J. Bader is a teacher, freelance writer and activist from Brooklyn, NY. She is also the co-author of Targets of Hatred: Anti-Abortion Terrorism, St. Martin’s Press, 2001.


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Culture & Conversation Maternity and Birthing

‘The Doulas’: A Guide to the Radical Practice of Quality Counseling and Care for Pregnant People

Eleanor J. Bader

Being attentive to the individual patient should not be considered radical, but the fact that it is tells us how far the medical model has strayed from the promotion of human well-being. But thanks to a small group of feminist doulas, the pendulum may finally be swinging toward treatments that accommodate personal preferences, needs, and differences.

Eleanor J. Bader
Eleanor J. Bader

Commentary Media

Another, More Feminist, World Is Possible

'The Feminist Utopia Project: Fifty-Seven Visions of a Wildly Better Future,' offers a panoply of exhilarating responses to the question of what an ideal world looks like. And the future these writers dream of isn’t just a desirable one. As far as they’re concerned, it is an achievable one too.

Eleanor J. Bader
Eleanor J. Bader

Commentary Religion

Do We Live in a Christian America? Not Quite

For many conservative American politicians and members of the fundamentalist right wing, the idea that our nation is God’s “chosen land" is a frequently invoked trope. But a new book by Steven K. Green, Inventing a Christian America: The Myth of the Religious Founding, suggests this is a misreading of history.

Eleanor J. Bader
Eleanor J. Bader

Commentary Religion

Stoking Fire: The Knights of Columbus’ Efforts Against Choice and Marriage Equality

Although many local chapters of the Knights of Columbus, which is well over a century old, still devote themselves to aiding the indigent and disabled, a new report published by Catholics for Choice reveals how for the past two decades, the bulk of the organization’s fundraising and activism have gone to bolster anti-abortion and anti-marriage equality initiatives.

Eleanor J. Bader
Eleanor J. Bader

Commentary Book Review: ‘Cracked Open: Liberty, Fertility, and the Pursuit of High-Tech Babies’

Book Review: ‘Cracked Open: Liberty, Fertility, and the Pursuit of High-Tech Babies’

Miriam Zoll's horrifying personal story about using a host of assisted reproductive technologies, including in vitro fertilization and egg donation, in an effort to have a child is part memoir and part exposé of an unscrupulous, high-profit industry. It’s a compelling read.

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