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Rational Actors

Jenny Brown Jacobin
baby crib In the United States, women face the prospect of becoming mothers without necessary social protections. Many decide it’s not worth the risk.


The Corner of Hollywood and Motherhood

David Sims The Atlantic
FX’s new comedy Better Things, created by and starring Louie’s Pamela Adlon, is an acerbic look at the life of a working actress raising three children.

Six Remarkable Facts About the Science of Motherhood

Joseph Stromberg Vox
Science has told us all sorts of fascinating things about the uniquely intimate link between mother and child at the biological level, and reminds us how essential motherhood really is to human experience as a whole.

The Tabloid Shaming of Chirlane McCray Ignores the Realities of Motherhood

Lizzy Ratner The Nation
The big bad thing she confessed to was… ambivalence. Ambivalence about the early days of motherhood. Sideswiped by the consuming reality of parenting, she admitted that she often wanted to escape; she didn’t want to spend every round-the-clock moment with her new child; she wanted to work!
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