Monday, April 24, 2006

M.O.T.H.E.R. Showing Some Life

If you've been reading Rebel Dad for a long time, you'll know of my affinity for a group called Mothers Ought to Have Equal Rights (or M.O.T.H.E.R.), which was launched, essentially, to help pass along the important messages in Ann Crittenden's book, The Price of Motherhood. Unfortunately, the group has been largely dormant for the past couple of years, but this seems to be changing.

They've teamed up with MomsRising.org to call for a cease-fire in the mommy wars. There's a petition aimed at the major media outlets, which is a good target. (Because let's be honest. We don't need a cease-fire in the mommy wars -- they don't, technically, exist -- but we do need a break in the endless string of media reports). Here's what the petition says:
"We are calling for a ceasefire in the so-called "Mommy Wars." All moms are in the same boat. We all need better family-friendly policies. It's time to focus on real problems in need of real solutions."
Amen.

Standard Flanagan Update: Thanks to all who told me about the Colbert Report video of Caitlin Flanagan and for sending along to the link. Salon has it posted. Please watch. It is truly amazing.

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