Footnotes Matter: Reflections on Burton v. Florida

August 12, 2010

A Florida appeals court has ruled in favor of a woman forced to undergo a cesarean section. But is Burton v. Florida a victory for the rest of us?

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Wearing Our Shame: Motherhood, Clothing, and Self-Denial

July 19, 2010

Does maternity wear reflect our society’s opinion toward mothers? Should it?

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Two Years Ago Today

July 17, 2010

Two years ago today, I became a mother … to a blog.

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Reply Turned Post: A Mother Load.

July 15, 2010

Let me be straight up. I’ve never been a fan of Lisa Belkin’s “Mother Lode” blog.  She’s written some pretty tone deaf patriarchy apologia on what she terms the “opt out revolution” (since pretty thoroughly debunked by the Center for Work Life Law (pdf)) and has always more or less struck me as someone striving […]

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Guest Post: “Disparities are Differences that Ought Not Be” : Closing the Infant Mortality Gap in America

July 4, 2010

Guest Post from Amy Romano for the “Crisis in the Crib Blog” Carnival.

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You Call This Journalism? I Call it CODE MEC!

June 30, 2010

WHO retraction, or press distortion?

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Happy Mother’s Day!

May 9, 2010

Happy Mother’s Day from Courtroom Mama!

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Solidarity Now! The Eleventh Hour for NYC Midwives.

April 30, 2010

NYC’s midwife-friendly St. Vincent’s Hospital is now closed, leaving women planning births both in and out of the hospital in the cold. What can New Yorkers do to help, and what does this mean for the rest of us?

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How are Babies Like Big Government?

April 27, 2010

The surprising common factor between birth and big government.

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Follow-up Friday: The Environment is a Reproductive Justice Issue

April 23, 2010

More on how the environment affects women’s ability to bear and raise children.

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