American mothers, for better or worse, live in a country with no Social Security benefits for their time at home, an ongoing non-equitable pay situation, and a lack of federally mandated parental leave, the formula crisis is just another tip of the iceberg (among many other things). For many this is a life and death situation that begins with birth and ends, in the case of many, with death. I am specifically noting the fact that the US has the highest maternal mortality rate of any developed nation. Tonight, Sunday May 22 @ 7-8:30PM (EST) we discuss these topics during a FREE film screening of Funnel of Dreams about the lack of supportive American Policies for moms and families. Join us! Motherhood is ONE FUCK of a journey!
We continue to keep our focus high and our voices strong here at MOM. To that end, we had a beautiful weekend in St Petersburg filled with art and celebration as people from all walks of life and far-ranging geographies came to enjoy the MOM Art Annex gardens (featuring art by Luci Westphal from the AEHK neighborhood and in our online store), exhibits, as well as the Feminist Playhouse, where Martha Joy Rose lectured widely on womyn, equality, and mother Studies, while making lemon art. See here our newest acquisitions, conference announcements, podcast mentions, and more information about the Museum of Motherhood activities.
The Big Letdown by Kimberly Seals Allers is a book available through the Museum of Motherhood Library.
Our Bodies, Ourselves was written by The Boston Women’s Health Collective in 1970, with the goal of promoting women and girl’s health, reproductive rights, and sexuality. The knowledge presented was radical for its day, illuminating topics as varied as masturbation and abortion.