Welcome to the YW4US Book Club!

We're always striving to find ways to connect with each other and opportunities to engage with our community. That's why we started the Young Women for US book club in April 2021.

 

Each month, our programming team selects books from a diverse range of authors and genres that connect back to policy or current events. Our community votes on which book they'd like to read over social media, and at the end of the month, we come together in a virtual meeting to discuss the book's argument, themes, and how it's inspired us to take action or reevaluate our thinking.

 

Our book selections and meetings cater to young women and gender non-conforming people, but everyone is welcome. And even better - you do not have to read our book to attend book club. We'll see you on Zoom!

Controlling Women: What We Must Do Now to Save Reproductive Freedom
by Kathryn Kolbert and Julie F. Kay

Discussion Questions: 

  • What are some of your main takeaways from the book or from what you are seeing and reading about in the news? How are we feeling right now?

  • What role does misogyny have in the laws that have created abortion restrictions? 

  • How can we address it since it is so ingrained in our society?

  • How can we get from Point A. to Point B and get those in power to stop trying to control women’s bodies?

  • What role do conservatives who identify as women play in this topic? How does religion?

  • How does restricting abortion affect folks based on identity? 

  • Is the topic of reproductive justice being approached correctly? Is verbiage appropriate? 

  • Are we including trans men and nonbinary folks in the conversation? How about in the decision-making processes? 

Related social media accounts, organizations, and websites to check out:

More about Julie F. Kay

More about Kathryn Kolbert

More about the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

More about the Center for Reproductive Rights

More about Legal Momentum

More about the National Organization of Women (NOW)

More about Planned Parenthood

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