- Feminist motherhood in Singapore – a must read from motherworld, and a potential new favourite for you if you’re mothering in Singapore or there abouts.
My feminism is a silent one, sneaking behind a facade of conservatism and maneuvering itself around a watchful patriarchal society, waiting to pounce.
- Queer eye for your child? Rebel Raising explains how people are going more than a little stupid with their stereotypes of gay fathers/godfathers.
- Exclusion from the pregnancy club – the eye-opening experiences of pregnancy as a fat woman at Shape of a Mother.
People cant really tell Im pregnant just by looking at me… so I dont get that random conversation in the baby department at Target… This has driven me to tears at time… because I am so happy and bursting with joy that I want to just shout from the rooftops, “IM PREGNANT!” I want to tell everyone my secret!!! I want to see other preggo’s and other mom’s out and about and share that soft smile with each other… its like belonging to a super secret club, wheres MY membership!? I want random strangers to come up and rub my belly!!! (Ok maybe not so much on that last one, but still!!!)
- The huge trend in mother confessional writing and MojoMom wonders about its possible implications for the infantalising of mothers.
- The gob-smacking stigma around teenage mothers. (And add to that the racism). Imagine any other age group being treated this way as mothers? (thanks to Feministing)
In one ad, a young Latina girl dons a revealing belly shirt, her heavily made-up eyes glaring moodily at the camera. Bold, capitalized letters, spelling out “CHEAP,” are superimposed across the girl’s purportedly pregnant torso.