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Birth Strike: The Hidden Fight Over Women’s Work Author Event

Wednesday, June 5 at 7 PM at Small Friend Records & Books

From Small Friends Records & Books

Join Jenny Brown, author of Birth Strike: The Hidden Fight Over Women’s Work, for a discussion of the book on Wednesday, June 5th at 7 PM at Small Friend Records & Books.

By some measures our birth rate is the lowest it has ever been. With little access to childcare, family leave, health care, and with insufficient male participation, U.S. women are conducting a spontaneous birth strike. In other countries, panic over low birth rates has led governments to underwrite childbearing and childrearing with generous universal programs, but in the U.S., women have not yet realized the potential of our bargaining position. When we do, it will lead to new strategies for winning full access to abortion and birth control, and for improving the difficult working conditions U.S. parents now face when raising children.

About the Author:

Jenny Brown is a National Women’s Liberation organizer and former editor of Labor Notes. She was a leader in the grassroots campaign to have “morning-after pill” contraception available over-the-counter in the U.S. and was a plaintiff in the winning lawsuit. In addition to Labor Notes, her work has appeared in Jacobin, Huffington Post, and Alternet, and she is coauthor of the Redstockings book Women’s Liberation and National Health Care: Confronting the Myth of America. She is the author of Without Apology: The Abortion Struggle Now.

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3 comments

Keith 05/29/2019 at 6:28 AM

So we have low birth rates and that’s going to lead to access to abortion and birth control? Where to even begin?

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The U.....nion Hill 05/29/2019 at 12:52 PM

Are you trying to turn CHPN into the Huffington Post?

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L 05/30/2019 at 11:03 AM

@ 1 – if you don’t have autonomy/control over your own body, why would you ever risk getting pregnant in the first place?

@ 2 – It’s an event, in the neighborhood. It doesn’t appear to be a CHPN sponsored event. (Totally rolling my eyes as I read your comment)

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