I am once again recommending the reproductive justice book club for which I joined Goodreads. The first book is Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty.
It’s AMAZING. I haven’t enjoyed a nonfiction book this much in a while. It’s dense with research but still super readable and really informative.
It points out that fighting for reproductive freedom doesn’t work if we do it in a colorblind way that ignores the unique and disproportionate way that reproductive coercion is inflicted upon black women, and that fighting racism doesn’t work if we don’t specifically address how often racism manifests specifically as reproductive coercion.
I’m really excited that this is the book we started with! Other people should come join.