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November Classifieds, Vol. 2
Nurse networking, consistent life ethic volunteering, and recommended readings
Twice a month, I’ll post a Classifieds thread. We’ve grown to over 300 people, so send in recommendations, opportunities, and requests you think the list would be interested in. You can add them as comments or email them to me, and I’ll send another roundup in December.
Nora sends in this request:
I'm a nurse midwifery student looking for sympathetic CNMs who might want to mentor a prolife feminist student? Or fellow midwifery students who want to huddle together for warmth?
Email me to be put in touch.
They’re not currently hiring for staff positions, but they have a volunteer signup and pay for freelance writing (at the low end of the scale).
Rehumanize also has a range of resources if you’re thinking of setting up a table at an outreach event.
Amber Lapp has a piece at The American Compass on what she hopes “conservative feminism” could mean. Her focus is on how we can have a market economy without letting market thinking creep into every sphere of our lives.
Serena Sigillito sent in this interview from Anne Helen Petersen’s Culture Study newsletter. Petersen is talking to sociologist Jessica Calarco about research on the strains women face in the pandemic (and why they’re heightened versions of pre-existing problems).
Other countries have social safety nets. The U.S. has women. Women in the U.S. have long done a disproportionate share of the unpaid service work in institutions and at home. They’re the ones who run the bake sales so the school can have an art teacher or enough books to go around. They’re the ones who run church outreach programs to attract new families and serve community members in need. They’re the ones who check in on sick coworkers, remember birthdays, and help their colleagues feel like part of a team. Women do all of that unpaid service for the institutions in their lives, and then they go home and do even more.
Serena also has a piece out this week in Verily on exploding the dichotomy between “working mother” and “stay at home mother.”
Please share your own recommendations, requests, job postings, etc. for inclusion in the December Classifieds post. And, next week, I’ll post highlights from your comments on whether money is the only way to value care work.