While modern feminist conversations frequently fall on the topic of choice for professional women – do I choose my career, or do I choose motherhood – the argument generally stops there, and never addresses the choice some women make not to be a mother at all.
American culture praises mothers, and rightly so, but we are also so obsessed with them that more frequently we lean on the topic of the right to choose an abortion or not, therefore ... Read More
BY Teresa Lu in General on Apr 11, 2013 |
Who should be the one to cut the cord? Nobody, perhaps. Mary Cealleigh, a midwife educator from Texas, believes that leaving the umbilical cord attached after birth is healthier for the baby.
"Babies' immune systems are going through huge changes at a very rapid rate when they're first born," Cealleigh says. "Not disrupting the baby's blood volume at that time helps prevent future disease." Those who have tried it say that it also helps the navel ... Read More
BY Melissa Coci in General on Apr 09, 2013 |
Mama, I love you. Mama, I care. Mama, I love you. Mama, my friend.
The Spice Girls really summed it up in "Mama," didn’t they?
Moms are super special and should be honored. Share your Momma Love by helping photographer Ali Smith publish Momma Love, a book about motherhood. Watch this video and find out more:
For the past 12 years, Smith has been working on Momma Love: How the Mother Half Lives, which features compelling stories and portraits ... Read More
BY Amy Bucknam in Feminizzle on Nov 16, 2012 |
What’s the deal with Facebook hating so hard lately, taking down photos revealing realities of women’s issues? This past week Facebook banned Hildur Lilliendahl Viggósdóttir, an Icelandic women’s rights activist, for reposting sexist comments she found publicly posted on the site. Now we’re hearing that Facebook punished a woman for posting a photo of herself breastfeeding her daughter. Gina Crosley-Corcoran is the ... Read More
BY Intern Tessa in General on Aug 13, 2012 |
Alicia Silverstone is already a successful writer with her book The Kind Diet, a guide to staying healthy and going vegan. Now she is writing two new books, The Kind Mama and The Kind Diet Cookbook.
The Kind Mama will be about fertility, pregnancy, and post-pregnancy complete with info from doctors, friends, and other women, as well as her own personal parenting story.
The Kind Diet Cookbook will be a companion to her first book, filled with easy, family- friendly ... Read More