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FemTech Focus Book Club – Belabored by Lyz Lenz

October 26 @ 19:00 - 20:30 CDT

Monthly Book Club and Q&A to discuss topics and questions inspired by books and authors from the world of women’s health and wellness.

Join FemTech Focus at our monthly FemTech Book Club hosted by FemFans Susan Stover and Karen Wells!

On the last Wednesday of every month at 7pm ET, we’ll be discussing a book from the world of women’s health and wellness.

Whether you’ve read the book in entirety, skimmed a few chapters, or are just curious about the topics included, all are welcome for thoughtful conversation, Q&A sessions, and an opportunity to engage with the FemTech community.

Bring your favorite drinks or snacks. Zoom video is optional! This will be an informal, relaxed, and nourishing session. You will have an opportunity chat with other attendees on Zoom.

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For this month’s FemTech Focus Book Club we’ll be discussing Belabored: A Vindication of the Rights of Pregnant Women by Lyz Lenz.

Lyz Lenz, a journalist, spells out the misogynistic logic of U.S. cultural narratives about pregnancy, tracing them back to the murky, potent cultural soup of myths, from the religious to the historical. In the present she details, with her trademark blend of wit, snark, and raw intimacy, how sexist assumptions inform our expectations for pregnant people, whether we’re policing them, asking them to make sacrifices with dubious or disproven benefits, or putting them up on a pedestal in an “Earth mother” role. Throughout Belabored, she reflects on her own experiences of being seen as alternately a vessel or a goddess–but hardly ever as herself–while carrying each of her two children. Belabored is an urgent call for everyone to embrace new narratives around pregnancy and the choice whether or not to have children, emphasizing wholeness and agency, and to reflect those values in our laws, medicine, and interactions with each other.

IMPT: Please register for the event on Eventbrite.

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Day: Last Wednesday of every month

Time: 4PM PT/6PM CT/7PM ET

Event Format: Join the event via Zoom. Hosts, Susan and Karen, will lead the discussion into an open session where you can ask questions and engage with other attendees.

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Date:
October 26
Time:
19:00 - 20:30 CDT
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/femtech-focus-book-club-belabored-by-lyz-lenz-tickets-407119303797

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