Our friend, Kim Wyatt, owns Bona Fide Books, an independent press here in town. She branched out with a new imprint Cherry Bomb Books. Tonight's book launch was Get Out of My Crotch! Twenty-One Writers Respond to America's War on Women's Rights and Reproductive Health.
In this collection, twenty-one fearless writers examine reproductive rights, access to health care, violence against women, and the rise of rape apologists in the twenty-first-century United States. Illuminating intersections of gender, class, and race, these stories speak to the challenges women routinely face, the attempts to undermine their rights, and the deliberate, systemic erosion of their agency and existence as equals.
It's time to revisit what's at stake, what could still be lost, and why we must continually fight for equality and freedom for all.
Three of the 21, writers read aloud about their experiences with women's issues, each different yet poignant. The room was quiet, each person there absorbing the information, heads nodding in agreement, heads shaking in disgust.
This book, launched for the 40th anniversary of Roe v Wade, may not be for everyone but its writers have shared their truths that needed to be heard.