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Jenny Brown – Women: Labor Pains

Jenny Brown – Women: Labor Pains

Length: 0:57:00
Uploaded: 9 Mar, 2020

Recording Date: 10 Dec, 2019
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Logsheet: logsheet_232263.doc
Language: English
Topical for: 1 Week
Status: Complete, Ready to Air

Program Title: Jenny Brown – Women: Labor Pains
Description: In 2018, the birth rate in the United States reached its lowest level in decades. This alarmed the patriarchal class who want to control women’s bodies. Reproductive rights and access to abortion are under sustained political attack. Roe v. Wade is under threat. What role does misogyny play in gender relations? Feminist activists assert that declining birth rates represent a work slowdown, or strike, in the face of the poor conditions for those who do the work of bearing and raising children and the accompanying financial stress. The U.S. economy relies on the unpaid labor of millions of often overworked and exhausted women. What happens when they organize and say, “No More”? Unpaid work, particularly bearing and rearing children must be paid for. Jenny Brown says, “When it comes to compensating for the labor of having kids, the U.S. is truly at the bottom.”

Featured Speakers/Guests: Jenny Brown is a National Women’s Liberation organizer and former editor of Labor Notes. She was a leader in the grassroots campaign to make morning-after pill contraception available over the counter and was a plaintiff in the winning lawsuit. She is the author of Without Apology: The Abortion Struggle Now and Birth Strike: The Hidden Fight over Women’s Work.



Type: Speech/Presentation

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