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Motherhood news and analysis from The Nation
May 9, 2017
This Mother’s Day, Black Lives Matter Activists Will Give More Than 30 Women Their Freedom
These women are in jail not because they’ve been convicted of a crime but because they can’t pay to get back to their lives as they await trial.
March 2, 2017
My-King Johnson Is the First Openly Gay Scholarship Football Player in History
His story represents the future of LGBT athletes.
September 26, 2016
These Women Are Demanding a Voice in the Criminal Justice Conversation
The movement to reform the criminal justice system is still dominated by men and politicians. This group of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women is changing that.
September 21, 2016
Trump’s Terrible, No-Good Solution for Gender Inequality in the Workplace
To center the childcare debate around tax breaks and minimal subsidies is insulting to all working women.
August 1, 2016
Why Toy Guns Matter
The NRA wants to start kids young, but parents can resist gun culture.
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July 29, 2016
What Breeds in ‘Standing Water’
Eleanor Chai’s poems require delving below the surface of each compact, enjambment-packed stanza, forcing the reader through a process of discovery not unlike Chai’s own origin story.
June 23, 2016
Nick Kristof Is Still Wrong About Welfare Reform
Raising kids is hard work, and as a country we should acknowledge that.
May 7, 2016
How to Understand Mother as a Verb This Mother’s Day and Always
A new book reminds us that mothers are voices from the front lines that we all need to hear.
March 17, 2016
Black Kids in Mississippi Are Being Systematically Denied the Services They Are Entitled To
The government’s mistrust of local communities is so strong, it’s underwriting the miseducation of a whole generation.
December 16, 2015
Japan Is Scrapping Its Pacifist Constitution, Despite Massive Public Opposition
The US is pushing Japan
to arm for war, but hundreds of thousands of students and mothers are lining the streets for peace.