motherhood

Demon Seed: “False Positive” Treats Wombs as Receptacles for Terror

In each of these films, it’s the male ego that guides the doctors and fathers.

Mother Monsters: Two New Books Get Raw about Mothering as a “Natural” Role

“Maybe this was what happened to all moms and no one had told her.” Read more »

Bad (White) Moms Dominate Christmas Movies

Perhaps we’re not far enough removed from the bigoted assumptions that moms who don’t fit the mold aren’t parenting correctly. Read more »

Shot to Pieces: “Pieces of a Woman” Is a New Take on a Well-Worn Trope

What does it mean to make an “authentic” film about tragedy? Read more »

Abby Johnson Is Hiding Her Racism behind Her Black Son

“Statistically, my brown son is more likely to commit a violent offense over my white sons, okay?” Read more »

Why Is Activism Reserved for White Moms?

Black mothers have long been doing the work. Read more »

“Impersonation” Explores a Power Struggle Between Two Feminist Moms

What can a woman and a mother with no money afford to say no to? Read more »

YouTuber Myka Stauffer Illustrates the Problem with White Adoptive Parents

Adoptees have long known what it’s like to have our stories usurped by adoptive parents. Read more »

Two Funny Moms Get Real about the Goriness of Having a Baby

“There’s No Manual” informs without scaremongering and advises without judging Read more »

Transmitting Culture: A New Slate of Films Serve as Love Letters to Korean American Mothers

Always Be My Maybe, Searching, and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before depict Asian American mothers as worthy of the same care, sympathy, and compassion that they bestow on their children, family, and friends. Read more »

Two Moms Share Stories of Migration and Breastfeeding

What is it like to breastfeed while in immigrant detention? Read more »

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