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Birth Strike Book Club

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Ganesville, FL

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Join us as we read Birth Strike: The Hidden Fight over Women's Work, together and explore the ways the ruling class benefits from our reproductive oppression and how we, as women, can and already are fighting back!

The Gainesville chapter of National Women's Liberation (NWL) is hosting a Birth Strike Book Club, which will meet the second Tuesday of the month from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. starting in May and and ending in October of 2019. We want to study and discuss NWL organizer Jenny Brown's newest book, Birth Strike: The Hidden Fight over Women’s Work, which is born of many years of feminist research, organizing by both NWL and Redstockings, and dues-paying NWL members who made the writing possible.

Feminists generally believe that a prudish religious bloc is responsible for the protracted fight over reproductive freedom in the U.S. and that politicians only attack abortion and birth control to appeal to those “values voters.” But hidden behind this conventional explanation is a dramatic fight over women’s reproductive labor. On one side, elite policymakers want an expanding workforce reared with a minimum of employer spending and a maximum of unpaid women’s work. On the other side, women are refusing to produce children at levels desired by economic planners. By some measures, our birth rate is the lowest it has ever been. With little access to childcare, family leave, and health care, and with insufficient male participation, U.S. women are conducting a spontaneous birth strike.

RSVP today to get your study guide and join National Women's Liberation! Together, not only will we read and discuss these important theories behind the connection between the feminist fight for reproductive rights and our demand for better conditions when we do have children, but we will also analyze how these ideas hold up against our own experiences. (RSVP not required but encouraged)

Visit pmpress.org to get your copy of Birth Strike: The Hidden Fight over Women's Work!

*Childcare will be provided upon request.*

**Meetings are open to all self-identified women.**

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