Book Of The Week
I have not read The Farm yet but I plan on reading it soon. It seems like a book that is perfect to read right now, you know with the dystopian future America is headed into. I wasn’t the biggest fan of the states passing these disgusting and horrendous abortion laws in the past and I'm definitely not a fan now . These states are pushing THEIR religions beliefs on the public. These men are making laws about bodies they don’t own. These men don’t even understand the basics of biology because their states rank last in education. Your religion is your religion. Keep it that way.
Women are not incubators. Women are people and abortions and pregnancy are facts of life. I cannot even believe I have to say this. I cannot believe that a woman who gets an abortion and the doctor that performs the abortion will get more jail time then the rapist who impregnated the woman in the first place. I cannot believe that is even a sentence. America has fought against countries that have horrible standards for women and countries that force their religion on their people and yet America is becoming one of those countries. Abortion banning is about control. It’s not about protecting life. Because if it were, IVF companies would have those nasty protesters in front of it and would have bomb shelters built inside like Planned Parenthood does. If it were, every man that had unloaded into a sock would face felony charges. If it were, maternal mortality rates in those states would be the lowest in the country instead of the highest in the world.
Women are more than incubators.
Title: The Farm
Author: Joanne Ramos
Publication Date: May 7, 2019
Publisher: Random House
Nestled in the Hudson Valley is a sumptuous retreat boasting every amenity: organic meals, private fitness trainers, daily massages—and all of it for free. In fact, you get paid big money—more than you've ever dreamed of—to spend a few seasons in this luxurious locale. The catch? For nine months, you belong to the Farm. You cannot leave the grounds; your every move is monitored. Your former life will seem a world away as you dedicate yourself to the all-consuming task of producing the perfect baby for your überwealthy clients.
Jane, an immigrant from the Philippines and a struggling single mother, is thrilled to make it through the highly competitive Host selection process at the Farm. But now pregnant, fragile, consumed with worry for her own young daughter's well-being, Jane grows desperate to reconnect with her life outside. Yet she cannot leave the Farm or she will lose the life-changing fee she'll receive on delivery—or worse.
Heartbreaking, suspenseful, provocative, The Farm pushes our thinking on motherhood, money, and merit to the extremes, and raises crucial questions about the trade-offs women will make to fortify their futures and the futures of those they love.