I also believe that the socialist feminists critiques of the FINRRAGE
approach (I hesitate to use this term as there was no such thing but for the moment it serves) as atheoretical and overly victimizing are just.
There are good reasons for the long shadow of the FINRRAGE
position, continuing well after its descriptive inadequacy has become clear (women and feminists actually do seek out and even rejoice in the availability of reproductive technology, and to call them all dupes of patriarchy seems like a stretch).
, the counter-culture of the 1960s that sought more "natural" approaches had common cause with today's conservative critics of biotechnology.
In 1984, some of the more earnest skeptics of reproductive technologies organized FINRRAGE
-- Feminist International Network of Resistance to Reproductive and Genetic Engineering -- a small group th at hosts conferences to raise awareness of the dangers of these new interventions.
It may also be noted that an international feminist group has been organized to oppose the use of procedures in reproductive biotechnology: FINRRAGE
(Feminist International Network of Resistance to Reproductive and Genetic Engineering).
Moreover, the international feminist organization FINRRAGE
(Feminist International Network of Resistance to Reproductive and Genetic Engineering) is committed to opposing the spread of reproductive technology, and it is from this group that we have the most sustained and systematic attack on NRTS in the literature.