This week, we're doing the Twittercast originally scheduled for Mother's Day:
Fem2.0 Twittercast: Mommies and Feminists - The Great Divide
Sunday, May 18, 2009, 10 PM EST
To join the Twittercast, see here
Moderators: Veronica Arreola and Tifanei Moyer
There is an apparent disconnect betweet mom bloggers & feminist bloggers. What lives at the intersection of feminism & motherhood? Why isn't adoption more of a feminist issue on both sides - the adoptive mom & the birth mom? How can we get non-mom feminists to speak out more on mom issues or connect to mom issues? Why aren't mom issues a top issue when anyone thinks of feminist issues?
Veronica Arreola says on Fem2.0:
But even if all of them were political uberfeminists, corporate media isn't showcasing them as such... Are there political/feminist moms blogging? Hell yes! Is corporate media paying attention? Nope.
In The Nation magazine this week, in her article, "Raising the Baby Question," Nona Willis Aronowitz writes:
It may seem like a tall order to unite moms and feminists, push young women to be prescient about their futures and totally overhaul the way the nation views child-rearing. But it's possible, and it's necessary.
Should a lively discussion, and we hope you'll join!
Meanwhile, on the Fem2.0 blog, we also have terrific pieces contributed by On the Issues magazine.: