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The Motherhood Manifesto

The Motherhood Manifesto

What America’s Moms Want—and What To Do about It
April 2006
Trade Paperback · 244 Pages
$14.95 U.S. · $18.50 CAN · €10.99 E.U.
ISBN 9781560258841
Nation Books

 

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Description

Women shouldn't be discriminated against simply because they are mothers…but they are! The Motherhood Manifesto shares the heartfelt stories of mothers in America who dream of jobs with flexibility and benefits, mothers who can't afford their children's health and childcare expenses, and mothers who, time and time again, are penalized for raising a new generation. From professional women who hit the maternal wall, to childcare workers who can't afford quality care for their own children, this book captures what it means to be a mother in America today. This groundbreaking book also celebrates the successes of companies that have discovered the value of good family policies, families who are making it work, model childcare programs, and legislation that supports families.

About the Authors

Joan Blades is a co-founder of moveon.org and was chosen as one of Ms. Magazine’s “Women of the Year” in 2003 She was the cofounder with husband Wes Boyd of Berkeley Systems. She is the author of Mediate Your Divorce and co-wrote The Divorce Book. Blades lives in Northern California.

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner works as a consultant and researcher in the field of environmental policy and political strategy. She is the author of The F-Word: Feminism in Jeopardy and writes frequently about public policy, health and new feminism. Rowe-Finkbeiner lives in Washington.