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Read Ariel Gore’s We Were Witches, lace up your stompy boots, and go smash some patriarchy . . .

  Newsweek says it’s a must-read for the fall. Ms. Magazine calls it breathtaking. We Were Witches is out now from The Feminist Press....
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Linda Atwell: “Flop-on Operation” (Or When Your Daughter with Developmental Disabilities Decides to Get a Tubal Ligation)

Excerpted from Loving Lindsey: Raising a Daughter with Special Needs, a new memoir by Linda Atwell   In July, one week after our visit with...
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Elizabeth Bachner: Bedtime Stories, September, 2017

  And now I’m this mother, caught in fear and hate and tunnel vision in a world where everyone needs less of those things....
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Nina Packebush: Young Artist Turns School for Teenage Mothers into a Work of Art

The school, Florence Crittenton, commissioned mural artist Julia Rose Morgan to fire up her cans of spray paint and transform the exterior of the...
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Casondra Brewster: Let Me Tell You About Crazy

This mother of a mentally ill son is sick of hearing moms at the playground complaining about their “crazy kids.”   I cringe every...
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Shefali Desai: Why Sanctuary Cities Should Be Called Safe and Lawful Cities

My children, like so many Americans, have a keen sense of justice. But this means different things to different people. Take the word “sanctuary,”...
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Ariel Gore: Dear Family Values

  The Republican Party Has ALWAYS RELIED ON Race-Baiting, Slut-Shaming, Homophobia, Christian Superiority, and Nuclear Family Supremacy Dear Family Values, When Maia and I...
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Eve Lyons: Dear School System

My son is three and a half. He is entering a public pre-K school in September. Please don’t fuck it up. Dear School System, My...
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Young Motherhood: The Triumphs, The Challenges, The Truth

Nina Packebush Interviews Young Motherhood Project Creator Jendella Benson People who you would expect to get it, or at least be open to the idea...
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Margaret Elysia Garcia: Save It for the Car

I was the first—and last—grandkid my grandmother tried to raise. I lived through the mid-80s and high school with my Bronx-born grandmother in the southern California...