Abortion: A Personal Story, a Political Choice


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About the Author

Pauline Harmange (born 1995) is a French feminist writer and self-declared misandrist who became the subject of international news coverage after her 96-page essay I Hate Men sold out its press run after a French governmental official attempted to censor the book. She lives in Lille.

Caitlin O'Neil is a literary publicist and translator from the French, based in Minneapolis, USA. She is also the translator of Corinne Hoex's Gentlemen Callers (Dalkey Archive Press, 2022), and her translations have appeared in Literary Hub, Southwest Review, and Asymptote Journal. Find her online at www.CaitlinONeil.me.


'In this nuanced account, Harmange (I Hate Men) reflects on her decision to have an abortion ... She uses her story as a launching pad to explore the politics of abortion and laments that taboo inhibits frank discussion of the "feelings of ambiguity, negativity, sadness, and insecurity" that can accompany the procedure ... Harmange excels at illuminating intersections between the personal and the political, and her willingness to probe her own pain makes for powerful reading. Timely and affecting, this packs a punch.'
--Publishers Weekly

Praise for I Hate Men:

"A delightful book."
--Roxane Gay

Praise for I Hate Men:

"Written in wise prose, devoid of excess or rage, I Hate Men explores the terrain of contemporary feminism, its arguments in keeping with those of writers like Rebecca Solnit, as well as the movement's key ideas: patriarchy, the mental load, #MeToo and solidarity."

Praise for I Hate Men:

"An exhilarating essay to be read in one sitting."