If We Really Wanted to Celebrate Mothers, We’d Have Policies That Better Supported Them

For a worryingly large number of women, motherhood automatically equates with poverty – a problem that is rapidly getting worse.

South Seattle Emerald

by Marilyn Watkins

The sentimental gloss of Mother’s Day ads only shows the joys and comforts of being a mom, ignoring how tough it often is. The anxieties of sleepless nights, health crises, and potential dangers as our children explore the world may be in part unavoidable, but public policy and cultural norms sure make being a mother harder than it should be.

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2 thoughts on “If We Really Wanted to Celebrate Mothers, We’d Have Policies That Better Supported Them

  1. I kinda think mothers trump veterans, Kenneth, since the emotional/physical welfare of all future human beings (and future human beings) depends on good mothering in childhood. 1/4 of all US children live in poverty because their mothers live in poverty – that’s what the article is trying to get at.

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