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Mother’s Day letter from Sundus Shaker Saleh, an Iraqi single mother

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

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Dear American Mother, I wish you a good morning, if you are reading this in the morning, and I wish you a good evening if you are reading this in the evening. I am an Arab, eastern mother from Iraq. Today, I stand before you and share with you your day and give you my [...]

Letters from Iraqi mothers on this Mother’s Day!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

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عيد امهات سعيد ..اعذريني ايتها الام الامريكية اهنئك وفي عيناي دمعتان الاولى على ابني الذي استشهد في الحرب والثانية على ابني الاخر لانه في المعتقل .. كنت اتمنى ان اهنئك وانا زاهية .. مثلما كان بلدي . مطمئنة ..مثلما كانت بغداد تغرد بضحكات اطفالها ..واصوات هدير الحمام وهي تحلق فوق النخيل ..كنت اتمنى ان احتفل [...]

On Mother’s Day, Contact Michelle Obama

Thursday, May 9, 2013

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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, [...]

Don’t Send Me Roses for Mothers Day

Sunday, May 13, 2012

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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 [...]

The Radical History of Mother’s Day

Friday, May 11, 2012

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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 [...]

Solidarity with mothers (and all women) on Mother’s Day

Monday, April 16, 2012

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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 [...]

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