Fertility and Gender Introduction Power has an impact on the relationship between fertility and gender within the framework of nationalism or other political structures. The dominant gender, namely male, exerts colonial or structural power through commodification, which is the act of devaluing or capitalizing the other gender, namely female, or through objectification, which is the act of treating women as if they were reduced to instruments of possession, pleasure or other attributes. In the case of fertility, the value of women is thereby defined by their individual ability to produce and rear children. This essay illustrates the ways in which fertility and gender issues intersect, how fertility is framed and the consequences of that...The end:
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