Please complete both Parts 1 and 2 of the Take Home Final Exam. Please double space, use 12 point font, 1 inch margins. Please compile all of your exam into a single file saved in .docx or .pdf format. There is no need provide citations for course materials (articles, power points) or for websites hyperlinked here. If you do use any sources outside of those provided, please keep them to a minimum and provide citations.
Part 1. Social Movement Alliances and Roe v. Wade
The state of New York has passed a law stating that the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade will be applied in the state regardless of whether the Supreme Court overturns the Roe v. Wade decision. In
contrast, Arkansas has passed a â€œtrigger lawâ€ that will immediately ban abortion in the state should Roe
v. Wade be overturned. See this article by Priyanka Boghani from PBS Frontline on various ways states have been preparing for a potential Supreme Court challenge to Roe.
Imagine you have been asked to give a speech to a group of Temple students on whether the state of Pennsylvania should follow New Yorkâ€™s or Arkansasâ€™ lead, or some other path. Currently, one way that SCOTUS might overturn Roe v. Wade is by upholding a fetal heartbeat law (such as those recently passed in Alabama, Mississippi, and Ohio) outlawing abortions after 6 weeks. [Note: this question asks you to take a position. This may be your actual position, or it may be a position you take just for the purposes of the assignmentâ€”you do not need to indicate this. Responses will be evaluated on their quality in general rather than on adhering to some particular point of view.]
Write a short speech (750-1000 words) in which you:
Introduce the problem in the opening paragraph and end this paragraph with an overall claim about what Pennsylvania should do to prepare
Briefly explain the three-trimester framework in Roe v. Wade including the point of viability
If you take the position that Pennsylvania should follow a strategy that would further limit abortion rights, do so in a way that helps to maintain the coalition among factions in the pro- life movement described by Trumpy, addressing each sideâ€™s ways of framing the problem (in addition to Trumpy, you might consider websites of groups such as Feminists for Life and National Right to Life).
If you take the position that Pennsylvania should follow a strategy that would maintain abortion rights, do so in a way that helps to maintain the coalition among factions in the pro- choice/reproductive justice movement alluded to by Gurr, addressing each sideâ€™s ways of framing the problem. (in addition to Gurr, you might consider websites of groups such as NARAL and Sister Song).
Conclude with some call to action
Please include a word count at the beginning of the essay
Part 2. Politics of Sex Work
Please answer one of the following questions in an essay 750-1000 words, double spaced. Please include a word count at the beginning of the essay:
What is â€œharm reductionâ€ and how has this paradigm been applied to sex work? Drawing on Hausbeck and Brentâ€™s study in Nevada, assess how well that legal brothels can achieve the goals of this paradigm. However, be sure to consider sex worker rights activist Juno Macâ€™s critique of legalization, and why she and Red Umbrella organizations call for decriminalization as an alternative.
According to Nancy Whittier, what is a â€œfrenemiesâ€ relationship, and how have these been formed in the context of social movement advocacy on gender/sexuality issues? Using Bernsteinâ€™s article describe in depth the frenemy arrangement between anti-trafficking feminists and Religious Right organizations regarding the issue of sex work. How do both sides of this issue frame reality, and how do these frenemies manage to work together, if at all? What have been the effects of their work?