Religious fundamentalists’ fear isn’t that feminism will lead all women to reject motherhood, but rather that in the capacity for choice, women challenge the notions that rationalize male domination embedded in traditional meanings of motherhood.
African women giving birth are often affected by low incomes and and high stress levels, increasing the likelihood of onset of postpartum depression.
The majority of women in prison are mothers of minor children, and women are the fastest-growing prison population in the country. We need to recognize and treat with compassion the humanity of these mothers.
We need a world that supports and respects safe and voluntary motherhood, not just with cards, fancy dinners, and sentiment on one Sunday a year, but by respecting our rights every single day.
If we changed society’s attitudes and policies around mothering and child care, we could give a gift not just to our own moms but to all mothers this Mother’s Day.
Black children are twice as likely to enter U.S. foster care than white children. The culprit: Our inattention to poverty.
In her new book, Opting In, feminist activist and author Amy Richards explores feminist mothering. Laura Barcella talked to her in San Francisco about her newest "baby."
In the new hit film “Baby Mama,” Tina Fey and Amy Poehler break barriers but fail to bust stereotypes.
Where is the reproductive rights community in the over-incarceration of mothers and the almost systematic severance in the mother and child relationship as a result of maternal incarceration?
A new reproductive health movement must include language about mothering with dignity. For vulnerable mothers, mothering with dignity means opportunities to heal from sexual violence, child welfare practices, education, and alternative sentencing to maternal incarceration and sentencing reform.