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"Fake News on Abortion: How the Antichoice Movement Makes Stuff Up and Gets You To Believe It" with Katha Pollitt

When: Thursday, October 12, 2017
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM  

Where: Kresge Hall, Room 1-525, 1880 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Jasmine E. Tucker   847.491.5871

Group: Gender & Sexuality Studies Program

Category: Lectures & Meetings


Abortion will kill you, drive you insane, make you infertile and haunt you forever. These and many other falsehoods are influencing public opinion and helping to change laws all over the country. Whatever happened to science??

Katha Pollitt is a poet, essayist, and regular columnist for The Nation magazine. In her “Subject to Debate” column, Pollitt tackles a wide range of issues including abortion rights, racism, welfare reform, feminism, and poverty. In 2003, “Subject to Debate” won the National Magazine Award for Columns and Commentary. In 2011, Pollitt won the American Sociological Association Award for Excellence in the Reporting of Social Issues. She is also a Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow at The Nation Institute. Pollitt has written essays and book reviews for The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New Republic, Harper’s, Ms. Glamour, Mother Jones, The New York Times, and the London Review of Books.


Pollitt earned her B.A. in Philosophy from Radcliffe College and an M.F.A in writing from Columbia University. She has lectured at many colleges and universities including Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Brooklyn College, UCLA, Cornell, and the University of Mississippi. She has taught poetry at Princeton University, Barnard College, and the New School University.

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