On Contact: ‘Birth Strike’ & hidden fight over women’s work -America

The fertility rate in the United States has fallen for the seventh straight year, so much so that without immigration our population would be declining. Policymakers are acutely aware of the birth rate decline, using coded words such as “age structure,” “dependency ratio,” and “entitlement crisis” to express their concern with an aging population, the inevitable weakening of consumer demand and a stagnant economy. Yet they refuse to acknowledge the reality of women’s reproductive labor by providing adequate child care, family leave, health care, sufficient male support, and remuneration for child rearing. US women, in response, have gone on a “birth strike.” Joining Chris Hedges to discuss this issue is Jenny Brown, author of Birth Strike: The Hidden Fight over Women’s Work and organizer with National Women’s Liberation.

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1 thought on “On Contact: ‘Birth Strike’ & hidden fight over women’s work -America

  1. they want to be paid to have children and if we don’t pay them they’ll stop so we have to replace them with the 3rd world. the west is dead and they don’t care about society they care about themselves.

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