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[Wild Cozy Truth 57] The Curse of Productivity

Renee Powers - Feminist Book Club

 

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In this solo episode, I spend some time reflecting on the lessons that my recent cold taught me. Contrary to what I had believed, doing less was actually better for my business. So I dive into a thought experiment – what if the opposite of productivity is exactly what we need? What if rest is how we become better people? I also throw in some social theory… that productivity is a capitalist, industrial, patriarchal system designed to both hurt and numb us. I also offer tips to counter this burden.
Mentioned in this episode: Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters by Courtney E. Martin https://amzn.to/2CNORPB FeMN Fest, Sept 21-22 in Duluth femnfest.com
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Renee Powers founded Feminist Book Club in 2018 to provide a space for intersectional feminist to learn, grow, and connect. When not reading or running the biz, you can find her drinking coffee and trying unsuccessfully to teach her retired racing greyhound how to fetch. Favorite genres: memoir, contemporary literary fiction, short stories

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