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This child does not trespass upon the dignity of marriage, a child who in its flesh furthers the one-flesh union of its fallen but repentant procreators. (190)
In Hohfeld's terms, (71) this bundled "right" to procreate generally represents for the procreator a cluster of more elemental rights: a liberty to have children (or a lack of a duty not to procreate), a claim-right to the constitutional duty the state owes not to interfere with having children, as well as a constitutional immunity from the state's altering the liberty or claim-right.
Billson reflect some of Collins's concerns by stating that despite the history of racism and discrimination, black men have "defined manhood in terms familiar to white men: breadwinner, provider, procreator, protector" (1).
Not only a procreator, however, she also becomes a poetic creator.
This Article, however, is exclusively concerned with the "negative" general claim-right of noninterference that would-be procreators (as that act is defined above) hold against the state and other persons.
Writing about the immediate post-World War II period in Germany, Heide Fehrenbach observed that "[i]n the wake of defeat and occupation, German men lost their status as protectors, providers, and even (or so it seemed for a short time) as procreators: the three Ps that had traditionally defined and justified their masculinity." (31) In this period in German history, Fehrenbach is concerned with excavating how masculinity, fatherhood, and nation were explicitly linked to one another, and how the manipulation and appropriation of narratives of women's suffering provided a narrative anchor for the remythologization of a national masculinity.
Indeed, it was quite common for Romantic and transcendentalist poets, in particular, to talk of their fathering vis-a-vis the text, a move that allowed them to claim roles as both creators and procreators. However, given the widespread cultural pressure for women to mother, the use of the text-as-child trope is an adroit strategy, particularly when its use gave professional women greater agency.
Recently Jessica Brown and Myra Ferree (2005) have noted that analyses of scholarly research on the falling birthrate in Italy contain "highly politicized messages about the reproductive choices of Italian women." Whereas a few decades ago women with small families were complimented as sensible, rational procreators, now, in a reflection of anxieties about widespread social change in Italy, including the erosion of patriarchal power, they are regarded as "irrational, self-destructive, and immoral" (2005, 9).
It helped me see that as human beings we want to be procreators in some sense of the word."
Well-intentioned but hopelessly irresponsible, Marga's procreators are "the reason I've been in theater for 20 years and my therapist is rich." Numerous times she seems on the verge of admitting outright that they screwed her up for life.
In predominantly agricultural societies, postpartum abstinence was a way to ensure a balance between women's dual functions as procreators and agricultural producers through long birth intervals (about three years) and at the same time to safeguard the health of the woman and her children.
There has been a suggestion that I did not either remember or comprehend that the MBR's procreators, the racing review committee, engaged in a string of discussion groups, questionnaires and letters, and that members were encouraged to discuss issues with trade associations.