Pregnant Then Screwed: The Truth About the Motherhood Penalty and How to Fix It (Hardback)
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Pregnant Then Screwed: The Truth About the Motherhood Penalty and How to Fix It (Hardback)

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Hardback 368 Pages
Published: 04/03/2021
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Exploring the stark reality of motherhood and career discrimination, this powerful manifesto is essential reading for all mothers, future parents and employers.

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.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
ISBN: 9781471192678
Number of pages: 368
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 27 mm

Joeli is one of the most tenacious and impressive campaigners I know, and her work has had a massive positive impact on the lives of thousands of women. Her work is invaluable, from setting up a vital lifeline for women to learn about their rights on maternity discrimination, to the frontlines of the Covid-19 crisis, where she battled for women not to be left out of the picture altogether. - Laura Bates

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“A brilliant read”

A brilliant read. Full of information and real life experiences of mothers, delivered with humour and plenty of stories about the reality of motherhood. I will be recommending this book to my friends.

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