Against the Grain

Having Children? On Strike

The birthrate in the U.S. has hit a historical low, with fewer babies being born than that necessary to replace the existing population.  Organizer Jenny Brown argues that that’s because the social support for women and families is so meager, that women have stopped having children or have reduced the number of kids they’re having.  And this informal birth strike, she argues, has the business class worried — and points to a hidden source of power. (Encore presentation.)

Resources:

Jenny Brown, Birth Strike: The Hidden Fight over Women’s Work PM Press, 2019

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