Tag Archives: young motherhood

A dose of support for young mamas during Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

TweetMay is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention month, which means that throughout the month you can expect to see campaigns and coverage dedicated pretty much exclusively to telling you how young women who are mothers are ruining America for all of us. But we’re not into the shaming of young mothers here, and we are very [...]
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Wendy Davis was a teen mother and is changing the world

TweetRemember those awful ads from the Candies Foundation that implied that young mothers can’t change the world? Well, of course we knew they were ridiculous, but this was just too good not to share – Wendy Davis, the Lebron James of filibustering, was a teen mom: She began working after school at age 14 to [...]
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Young mamas push back against the Candie’s Foundation teen pregnancy ads

Tweet Remember these awful ads from the Candies Foundation? Well young mamas are pushing back, and are demanding that Candie’s stop shaming young parents: When the Candie’s Foundation launched a teen pregnancy prevention campaign with the tagline, “You’re supposed to be changing the world… not diapers,” I was outraged by their attempts to shame young [...]
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Will the teen mom shaming ever stop?

Tweet May is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, which basically means it’s the season for teen mom shaming. And damn if the Candie’s Foundation doesn’t deliver! On May 1 they revealed their new celebrity-endorsed PSAs, which include lots of messages that provide the super useful combo of shame and no actual helpful information whatsoever. I [...]
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Weekly Feminist Reader: Mother’s Day Edition

TweetHappy Mother’s Day! A Mother’s Day letter by Gloria Malone: “The problem with being a teen mom is that I don’t hate myself nearly as much as you wish I did.” To celebrate Mother’s Day, give the gift of prison phone justice. Mamas in the South continue the fight for reproductive justice. Download a Mother’s [...]
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