Sexual Citizenship Claims & Reproductive Rights in Transnational Context


The talk is about the contradictions of the claims for sexual citizenship by gay male and infertile heterosexual couples that includes demands for the legalization of international commercial surrogacy.  How do activists frame sexual citizenship claims, and what are the consequences of these claims?  What do we make of this complicated colonial and capitalist political claims when the owners of the means of production are women with less resources, and therefore, less choices than those who are making claims to their bodily labor?   By applying a postcolonial feminist materialist lens to the problematic of transnational commercial surrogacy, the limits and possibilities of a socially just approach to sexual citizenship and reproductive rights is brought into view.