Babygate at BlueStockings Bookstore

Bluestockings Bookstore, Café, & Activist Center

172 Allen St, New York, New York 10002

Monday, September 22

at 7:00pm in EDT

Join Feminist Press and A Better Balance to celebrate the launch of BABYGATE: How to Survive Pregnancy & Parenting in the Workplace--available now at!

Moms-to-be get tons of advice on strollers, sleep training, and post-baby workouts. What they don't get is straight talk about navigating the workplace during pregnancy and new parenthood--factors that put many women's jobs in jeopardy. That's why BABYGATE is essential: the first and only guide to supply parents with the tools they need to keep their jobs.

BABYGATE breaks down the laws on topics across the parenthood spectrum in clear, conversational language, and includes a state-by-state guide so readers know exactly how they're protected (or not) in their hometowns. Best of all, Babygate includes a road map for confronting family-responsibilities discrimination, and a concrete plan for creating a more family-friendly nation.

Dina Bakst, Phoebe Taubman, and Elizabeth Gedmark are attorneys with A Better Balance, a national authority on work-family policy. A Better Balance's legislative advocacy--paired with litigation, research, public education, and technical assistance to state and local advocates--has generated new protections for millions of workers across the country.


To hear their interview with WNYC's Brian Lehrer, click here.

"Dina Bakst and Phoebe Taubman are attorneys with A Better Balance, a work and family legal advocacy group. They share their expertise and offer tips and legal advice for working parents in their new book:
Babygate: How to Survive Pregnancy and Parenting in the Workplace (The Feminist Press at CUNY, 2014)."