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Motherhood news and analysis from The Nation
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.
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.
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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.
October 9, 2015
Is DC About to Pass the Best Sick Leave in the Country?
A new proposal in the DC City Council
would boost the district’s paid medical leave up to 16 weeks.
October 8, 2015
Four Mothers School Bill O’Reilly on Child Hunger
The conservative pundit thinks the “
myth that there are kids who don’t have anything to eat is a total lie.
August 31, 2015
Feminism Does Not Depend on Whether You Take Your Husband’s Name
Changing your name is not a feminist act. At the same time, you have not betrayed feminism if you change your name.