by Frances Mendenhall Everyone knows the story of Amanda Berry, Gina deJesus, and Michelle Knight, the three Cleveland teens, now adults, who were kidnapped and held captive for 10 years or so by a sadistic sexual predator and his two brothers. The joy and relief of their families, to have their daughters back is unimaginable, [...]
Medea Benjamin What happened to us mothers? We allowed this holiday to get away from us. We allowed it to become commercialized, individualized, commodified, unpoliticized. We allowed it to be about superficial symbols of love—flowers and chocolates and store-bought cards. We allowed it be a time when we, as mothers, sit back and receive personal [...]
By Laura Kacere There’s a good number of us who question holidays like Mother’s Day in which you spend more time feeding money into a system that exploits our love for our mothers than actually celebrating them. It’s not unlike any other holiday in America in that its complete commercialization has stripped away so much [...]
By Sharon Miller Although I plan to celebrate Mother’s Day with my own mother (hi, Mom!), I have to admit that my knowledge of the experience of motherhood is somewhat limited: I am not a mother. I have never been pregnant, and I have never participated in childrearing. While I like kids, I go back [...]
Women Nation-Wide Celebrate the Original Purpose of Mother’s Day: Peace--It Never Tasted So Sweet. Find and join your local CODEPINK event.
See Jane Do, a rockin’ mama media duo from California, joined CODEPINK on Mother’s Day in DC to highlight the stories of the many amazing women who were standing vigil together. They caught up with Sweeta Noori, Afghanistan country director of Women for Women International, to talk with her about why she left Afghanistan (temporarily) [...]