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Why the ‘Good Mother’ Myth Has Got to Go: A Q&A With Avital Norman Nathman

The "good mother" myth is an amalgamation of all the supposed good or "right" things a mother should be.

RH Reality Check recently spoke with Avital Norman Nathman, editor of The Good Mother Myth: Redefining Motherhood to Fit Reality, about toxic ideas of perfection, parenting, and gender.

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Book Review: ‘Cracked Open: Liberty, Fertility, and the Pursuit of High-Tech Babies’

Miriam Zoll's horrifying personal story about using a host of Assisted Reproductive Technologies [ART] including In Vitro Fertilization [IVF] and egg donation in an effort to have a child is part memoir and part expose of an unscrupulous, high-profit industry. It’s a compelling read.

Miriam Zoll’s horrifying personal story about using a host of assisted reproductive technologies, including in vitro fertilization and egg donation, in an effort to have a child is part memoir and part exposé of an unscrupulous, high-profit industry. It’s a compelling read.

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Adoption Imperialism: A Q&A With ‘The Child Catchers’ Author Kathryn Joyce

Joyce recently spoke to RH Reality Check about how the movement she chronicles relates to abortion politics and the treatment of biological families of adoptees at home and abroad.

Joyce recently spoke to RH Reality Check about how the movement she chronicles relates to abortion politics and the treatment of biological families of adoptees at home and abroad.

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One in Three: These Are Our Abortion Stories

To coincide with the 40th anniversary of Roe V. Wade, Advocates for Youth has published a book compiled from 40 stories submitted to the 1 in 3 Campaign. This article is the introduction to 1 in 3: These Are Our Stories.

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Abortion: A Topic Ritually Avoided by Recreational Media

I’ve written more than twenty books, but was startled by what I learned: you can raise the possibility of abortion, but it must be rejected. I hit a wall of resistance I believe is self-censorship on the part of the publishers. When a character is pregnant, whether from rape, incest, etc., so long as a baby is born, that’s acceptable. The “Juno” scenario.

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A Feminist Goodbye (For Now) To “Harry Potter” and “Friday Night Lights”

Even more than that, the women in these stories have transcended being “good female characters” who subvert stereotyps into just being good characters, period; real ones, ones whose journeys we are, sometimes to a desperate extent, obsessed with.

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STOKING FIRE: Frank Schaeffer’s New Book Takes Muddled and Condescending Approach to Abortion

Schaeffer’s latest book, Sex, Mom, & God: How the Bible’s Strange Take on Sex Led to Crazy Politics—and How I Learned to Love Women (and Jesus) Anyway (Da Capo Press), continues to dissect fundamentalist belief systems.

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There’s Little Balm in Comparing Ourselves to Gilead

Just how close is today’s reality to Margaret Atwood’s fictional misogynist dystopia, Gilead, the setting of “The Handmaid’s Tale”?

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Excerpt from No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power

The following is an excerpt from Gloria Feldt’s new book No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power.

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Join Us at a DC Reception for Gloria Feldt’s New Book

RH Reality Check, United Nations Foundations, and Women’s Campaign Forum are co-hosting a book party for Gloria Feldt’s upcoming No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power in DC and you’re invited!

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