Race Matters in Lesbian Donor Insemination: Whiteness and Heteronormativity as Co-Constituted Narratives
Examining the stories of how white lesbians describe the process of selecting sperm donors for insemination, sociologists Maura Ryan and Amanda Moras identify how white women who choose white donors rely on racial markers, while avoiding overt discussions of race, to explain their racial preferences in childrearing.
Ryan, M., & Moras, A. (2021). Race matters in lesbian donor insemination: Whiteness and heteronormativity as co-constituted narratives. In J.A. Reich (Ed.), The state of families: Law, policy, and the meanings of relationships (ch.27). Routledge.