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    Breastfeeding and sexual difference: Queering Irigaray
    Feminist Theory 19 (1): 77-94. 2018.
    It is commonly assumed that only women, and in particular women who have recently given birth, are able to breastfeed. However, through induced lactation, adoptive mothers, fathers and trans people have begun breastfeeding with greater frequency. Although breastfeeding is often regarded as a paradigmatic example of sexual difference, it actually exposes the instability of binary categories of sex. Luce Irigaray insists that sexual difference demands a new poetics, a language that is dynamic and …Read more
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    Endocrine-disrupting chemicals have been identified as posing risks to reproductive health and may have intergenerational effects. However, responses to the potential harms they pose frequently rely on medicalised understandings of the body and normative gender identities. This article develops an intersectional feminist framework of intergenerational justice in response to the potential risks posed by endocrine-disrupting chemicals. We examine critiques of endocrine disruptors from feminist, cr…Read more
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    Commodifying Compassion: Affective Economies of Human Milk Exchange
    International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 12 (2): 92-116. 2019.
    The website of pharmatech company Prolacta declares: “Mothers who have a surplus of breast milk can help save the country’s most fragile infants by donating their extra breast milk.” Relying on donations from women, Prolacta bills itself as saving premature, critically ill, and low birth weight infants by providing human milk nutritional products made from the processing of donated milk. Prolacta also encourages women to donate milk through its charitable partnerships: it manages the Internation…Read more
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    Consuming Intimacies: Bodies, Labour, Care, and Social Justice - Guest Editors' Introduction
    with Andrea Doucet, Alana Cattapan, and Lindsey McKay
    Studies in Social Justice 10 (2): 194-198. 2016.
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    Intimate Labour and Social Justice: Engaging with the Work of Rhacel Salazar Parreñas
    with Rhacel Salazar Parreñas
    Studies in Social Justice 10 (2): 284-288. 2016.
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    Kierkegaard’s Instant: On Beginnings (review)
    Symposium 13 (2): 211-213. 2009.
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    Breastfeeding has become a subject of moral concern as its benefits have become well known. Encouraging mothers to breastfeed has been the goal of extensive public health promotion efforts. Emmanuel Levinas makes absolute responsibility to the Other central to his ethics, with giving food to the Other the paradigmatic ethical act. However, Levinas also provides an important critique of the autonomous individual who is taken for granted by breastfeeding promotion efforts. I argue that the ethical…Read more
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