Sunday, September 19, 2010

Feminist reading group on pregnancy, birth, and parenting

Molly at First the Egg is starting up a Goodreads-based reading group on pregnancy, birth, and parenting from a feminist perspective. Books she suggests (click through for the full list) are a nice mix including memoirs, social/cultural criticism and academic texts, and a variety of different topics.

I am really excited about this (as you can see from my overenthusiastic suggestion of new titles for the list at every opportunity) and encourage others to join! As I said in my intro post to the group, I don't get a lot of opportunities to talk about this stuff with people in my offline life right now. That's not to say I don't have access to smart people who think critically about these issues, but we tend to be talking more about "how do we get more people to enroll in our study" vs. "hey, let's have a cup of tea and talk about gendered bodies in reproductive spaces". So having an online group for that is something I'm very much looking forward to.

To go directly to the Goodreads group, join, and introduce yourself, just click here.


Molly (First the Egg) said...

Thanks for the plug, Rebecca!

I've created a few 'bookshelves' on the group's page and added my initial title suggestions--could you add all your awesome book ideas to the group when you get a chance? You can also add shelves as you see fit (once you're adding a book to the group, choosing shelves and creating new shelves are both options).

Marianne said...

oo thanks for posting! I just joined!