mailto:holmesauthor11 at gmail dot com (that's an eleven not 2 L's)
I am available to speak about women's history, gender equality, and/or my book, including for your Book Club (in person in Chicago area or via Skype).
Following is a list of suggested topics/questions for Book Club discussions:
- Do you think all women yearn for motherhood deep down?
- Do you think women who opt out of motherhood are dysfunctional or selfish in some way? (Define what the word "selfish" means to you.)
- If you're not a parent and you don't want kids, are your family and friends supportive? If not, do you think they would readThe Female Assumption as a way to learn about the topic?
- If you are a parent, did reading The Female Assumption change the way you view your offspring or friends without kids?
- Have you found yourself in one of the situations in the Rescripting chapter?
- Do you see the assumption that all women want or can have a child as an issue to be dealt with on an individual level, or do you see it in the larger sociological context? C. Wright Mills defines the "sociological imagination" as encouragement to think about societal issues as widely shared by others...part of the public landscape or cultural structure. Can we as a society push for an evolution of thought that protects females from judgment if they are not mothers?
Your feedback is welcome. Thank you!