Tag Archives: Motherhood

Anne-Marie Slaughter websplosion: Response roundup on “Having It All” (and tweet chat!)

TweetWe can guess that all of you have read this. You can probably guess that all of us here at Feministing have a ton to say about the piece. This is why we’ll be weighing into Women’s Media Center #sheparty Tweet chat today at 3pm ET on the article and subsequent poopstorm that’s come out [...]
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Growing up, growing old, and getting pierced

TweetWhen I was fifteen, I got my belly button pierced. At the time, I really wanted to be a dancer. I was dancing four or five days a week, at an open studio where there were often professional dancers in my classes. When I looked around the room at the best dancers, the ones who [...]
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Mama’s Day cards for the stereotype smashing mothers in your life

Tweet Mother’s Day originated as an anti-war event, but it’s been turned into a way to push a normative idea of motherhood – you know, the one you see in that isle of Hallmark cards every year. The Strong Families campaign has put together a collection of cards for mamas who don’t fit the image [...]
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Homeless mom sentenced to 5 years in prison for “stealing” son’s education

TweetA mother has been arrested and sentenced to jail time for sending her five year old son to a school district where she had no permanent residence. I can barely believe I’m having to type this sentence again. In a post just last year, I wrote about a woman in Ohio who was convicted of [...]
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This is what a mother looks like

TweetOur own Jessica Valenti wrote an incredibly brave and powerful piece for the Guardian on the premature birth of her daughter (and my niece) Layla Sorella, and the complex emotional journey that followed. While personal, it’s one that any mother or parent could relate to around the societal pressures to love your child completely and [...]
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