20 Articles by: Jenny Brown

Jenny Brown is an assistant editor at Labor Notes. She is author of Birth Strike: The Hidden Fight Over Women's Work. Her latest book is Without Apology: The Abortion Struggle Now.

Roe v. Wade Was Bigger Than Jane Roe

The news broke this week that Jane Roe, the plaintiff in Roe v. Wade, was paid by the anti-abortion right to publicly switch sides later in life. But while the news is shocking, we shouldn’t lose sight of the fact that no single person was responsible for the partial victory of Roe — it takes collective action to win social change.

Not In Labor

With meager public support for parents, US women are having fewer children than ever. Raising the next generation is work — and American women seem to be on strike.

Rational Actors

In the United States, women face the prospect of becoming mothers without necessary social protections. Many decide it’s not worth the risk.