|Serena Williams’ Evolution: Our Bodies, Our Choices
“Serena chooses birthing a second child in a society where women — every one of us — have lost the right to abortion, where our choices have been stripped down so that we are not full citizens with legal rights to our bodies.”
Zillah Eisenstein examines the contextual surround of Serena Williams’ decision to leave tennis, involving the strain of elite sports, pregnancy, wages, and choice.
“Serena’s decision puts the issue of ‘choice’ in bold, whatever the consequences might be. Choice about pregnancy and access to the health care that makes it possible, and access to abortion as well, is crucial to a meaningful self-determined life.”
Read Eisenstein’s full commentary on The Edge.