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Mothers' Movements

(see also Women's Movements, Feminism, Reproductive Rights, Teen Pregnancy, & Breastfeeding, Anti-War Movements Past & Anti-War Movements Today)

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On the Web: Articles

Working Mothers of the World Unite! Katherine Ellison, San Jose Mercury News (7/17/05).

New "Mommy Wars": A Fight Against Pop Culture's Excess. Linda Feldmann, Christian Science Monitor (5/6/05).

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers.

Hip Mama.

Institute for Women's Policy Research.

Main Street Moms' Operation Blue.

Million Mom March. Gun control.

Motherhood Project. Working to promote a mothers' renaissance, sponsors of Erickson & Aiola, The Motherhood Study (2005).

Mothering: The Magazine of Natural Family Living.

Mothers Acting Up. Organizing to ensure the health, education & safety of every child.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). Prototype of a very successful mothers' movement.

Mothers & More: The Network for Sequencing Women.

Mothers Movement Online. Indispensable.

Mothers Ought to Have Equal Rights.

Raging Grannies.

In the Library: Articles

Bell, Elouise. "Matriotism," Earth Island Journal (6/02).

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Berry, Cecelie (ed.) Rise Up Singing: Black Women Writers on Motherhood (NY: Doubleday, 2004).

Brown, Brené. Women & Shame: Reaching Out, Speaking Truths, & Building Connection (?: 3C, 2004).

Buchanan, Andrea. Mother Shock: Loving Every (Other) Minute of It (Seattle: Seal, 2003).

Crittenden, Ann. The Price of Motherhood: Why the Most Important Job in the World is Still the Least Valued (NY: Metropolitan, 2001).

de Marneffe, Daphne. Maternal Desire: On Children, Love, & the Inner Life (Boston: Little, Brown, 2004).

Douglas, Susan J. & Meredith W. Michaels. The Mommy Myth: The Idealization of Motherhood & How It Has Undermined Women (NY: Free Press, 2004).

Edin, Katherine & Maria Kefalas. Promises I Can Keep: Why Poor Women Put Motherhood before Marriage (Berkeley: U. of California, 2005).

Ellison, Katherine. The Mommy Brain: How Motherhood Makes Us Smarter (NY: Basic Books, 2005).

Erickson, Martha Farrell & Enola Aird. The Motherhood Study: Fresh Insights on Mothers' Attitudes & Concerns (Minneapolis: U. of Minnesota, 2005).

Fox, Faulkner. Dispatches from a Not So Perfect Life, or How I Learned to Love the House, the Man, the Child (NY: Harmony, 2003).

Jacobs, Jerry A. & Kathleen Gerson. The Time Divide: Work, Family, & Gender Inequality (Cambridge MA: Harvard, 2004).

Lamott, Anne. Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son's First Year (NY: Pantheon, 1993).

Lazarre, Jane. The Mother Knot: A Memoir [1976] (NY: Random House, 2004).

Peskowitz, Myriam. The Truth Behind the Mommy Wars: Who Decides What Makes a Good Mother? (Emeryville CA: Seal, 2005).

Smith, Janna Malamud. A Potent Spell: Mother Love & the Power of Fear (NY: Houghton Mifflin, 2003).

Swigart, Jane. The Myth of the Bad Mother: The Emotional Realities of Mothering (NY: Doubleday, 1991).

Warren, Elizabeth & Amelia Warren Tyagi. The Two-Income Trap: Why Middle-Class Mothers & Fathers Are Going Broke (NY: Basic, 2003).

Williams, Joan. Unbending Gender: Why Family & Work Conflict & What to Do About It (NY: Oxford, 2000).

Wolf, Naomi. Promiscuities: The Secret Struggle for Motherhood (NY: Random House, 1997).

__________. Misconceptions: Truth, Lies & the Unexpected on the Journey to Motherhood (NY: Doubleday, 2001).

Wylie, Philip. Generation of Vipers (NY: Rinehart, 1942). Source of a perennial sterotype of "momism."

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