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Motherhood news and analysis from The Nation
May 6, 2022
9 Ways of Looking at Mother’s Day
Every year 2.3 million mothers are separated by jail from their children.
May 3, 2022
Angela Garbes on Mothering for the World We Want
Garbes’s new book looks at what it means to be a parent when we are “caught between the way we were raised and the way we want to live.”
April 5, 2022
Let’s Start Charging Men to Have Babies
Mothers are pushed out of the workforce. Maybe it’s time for a market solution.
January 20, 2022
Pro-Life Charity Comes With a Catch
Anti-choice organizations claim they’ll provide help to pregnant women in a post-
world. Where have they been?
November 10, 2021
News Alert: Dads Have a Role to Play in the Paid-Leave Fight, Too
Leaving women to advocate for this essential policy on their own is not only sexist; it’s a massive disservice to fathers.
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April 13, 2021
How Antidiscrimination Law Fails Black Mothers
Title VII’s short period for filing a complaint harms one of the very populations the law is meant to protect: pregnant or nursing mothers—especially mothers of color.
March 3, 2021
I Would Not, Could Not, Read Those Books to Kids!
Dr. Seuss Enterprises was absolutely right to ditch six racist Seuss books—and no, that's not cancel culture in action.
February 10, 2020
Rep. Katie Porter Wants to Make It Easier for Single Moms Like Her to Serve in Congress
Despite the record gains by female candidates in the 2018 midterms, women still make up just 24 percent of Congress. Without a structural solution, says Porter, that won’t change.
July 1, 2019
The Philosophical Origins of Patriarchy
Plato, Hippocrates, and Aristotle laid the foundations on which centuries of sexism were built.
March 27, 2019
As a Black Mother, My Parenting Is Always Political
To care for, protect, and prepare our children for adulthood, black moms cannot merely accept the world as it is.