Issue 128 — May 10, 2020
The phones are ringing, the texts are buzzing, social media notifications are pinging, and the Zooms and Zoom Rooms are being scheduled throughout the day to connect with family members so we can wish each other Happy Mother’s Day (almost) in person.

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This week’s roundup not surprisingly centers on Mother’s Day. The links are to a small selection of posts I liked because each has a special take on honoring our mothers by living feminist values, proudly and with no excuses:

Viva la Feminista Gift Guide. Viva la Feminista. (Veronica Areola)

Mother’s Day should last all month. The Pink and Blue Diaries. (Deborah Siegel)

A Mother’s Day Gift: A future without violence. Ms. Magazine. (Carol King)

Make your Mom a star: send a customized video. Moms Rising.

“Its Her Choice”–Really? Heartfeldt Blog.(Ann Crittenden)

Have you written a special Mother’s Day post? Feel free to share the link in the comments section.

Have you read a Mother’s Day post that you particularly liked? Please share that too.

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Friends – Here’s a very timely program starring some of my great friends and colleagues who’ll set the record straight about women, work, and family–who’s opting out or not, who’s staying in and why, and what the media has got right and wrong.

    Tuesday, October 16, 7 p.m., $8 admission
    The New School, New York City
    Wollman Hall, 65 West 11th Street, 5th floor (enter at 66 West 12th Street)

You’ve read the articles–and gotten angry at the debate. Are vast numbers of working mothers bolting the career track–or dreaming of doing so? Are elite women betraying feminism by staying home with their children? Or do the Opt-Out stories rely too heavily on anecdotal evidence–while shoving aside actual labor statistics and working families’ needs?

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