The Edinburgh and Lothians Branch of the Women's Equality Party invite you to join us for our next 'Book Club' on Thursday 27th January 2022 at 19:30 via Zoom. The book that we will be studying is Pregnant Then Screwed by Joeli Brearley.
Imagine suddenly being sacked from your job. After spending years building your career, it's all taken away in just one moment. Why? Because you told your boss you are pregnant.
This happened to Joeli Brearley. And she quickly realised she wasn't alone. Before the Covid-19 pandemic, 54,000 women a year were forced out of their job because they dared to procreate and three quarters of working mothers faced workplace discrimination. Since March 2020 we have seen a generational roll back in maternal employment that will take us decades to repair.
Pregnant Then Screwed is an expose of the unscrupulous work practices and antiquated systems that we've been conditioned to accept and a toolkit for how to challenge them. It's full of practical advice to help you navigate systemic barriers when they slap you in the face.
Whether you're a mother who is sick of being sidelined, undermined, and underpaid. A stay at home mother who wants to work but can't afford to. A future parent who is scared that having children will affect your career. An employer who wants to get the best out of its parent employees, or you simply want a stronger, fairer economy, Pregnant Then Screwed is a compelling manifesto for change and a call to arms for all women.
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You are welcome whether you have had time to read the book or not!
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