Tag Archives: Motherhood

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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Fox News’ Megyn Kelly Rails Gallagher On Paid Maternity Leave

TweetI can’t believe I’m going to say this, but for the first time, I have respect for something a Fox News correspondent said. Megyn Kelly just returned from maternity leave to find that radio host Mike Gallagher had been talking smack about the fact that she had three months off from work — saying that [...]
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Martha Plimpton on being bugged about having babies

TweetThis week’s issue of New York magazine has a short profile of Martha Plimpton, the Broadway actress who you might also recognize from TV’s Raising Hope. At one point, Plimpton describes her frustration at how often she’s asked whether or not she wants, or plans, to have children. Oh, God, this subject! You’re 40, you’re [...]
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Vicious cycles: mothers, daughters, eating disorders

TweetOver the weekend, this postcard was posted at PostSecret. For those of you who aren’t familiar with PostSecret, it’s a long-running crowd sourced art project in which people put their secrets on postcards and mail them in. Pretty simple concept, really powerful results. This card, which I have to assume was created by a woman, [...]
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Little girls and big systemic cultural problems

TweetGood Morning America recently ran a segment on what I would term early-onset body image issues – girls as young as 5 and 6 are picking up on the cultural imperative for thinness, and the result is that girls are worrying about their weight before they’re out of the third grade. We’ve known for some [...]
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