Tag Archives: Motherhood

Putting women at the forefront of climate change and disaster response in the Pacific

TweetCross-posted from UN Women Fijian solar engineer Reapi Waitaleca with her trainee, Kadavu, 2013. Photo: UN Women/Laura Cleary Reapi Waitaleca is a grandmother in the village of Nabouwalu on the Fijian island of Kadavu. She is also a trained solar engineer who has installed solar panels for all the households in her village and established [...]
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Scars, motherhood and womanness

TweetI write this reflection on the eve of Mother’s Day and the approach of my 29th birthday. As I pen this piece, I realize that I am approaching this from a place of white, cis privilege, so if I feel this way, I cannot begin to imagine the feelings that trans* folks go through when [...]
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Reclaiming Mother’s Day

Tweet As Mother’s Day approaches, the White Noise Collective is once again faced with more questions than answers about this national holiday with a rich but forgotten history. We all agree that the current mainstream celebration of Mother’s Day — adorned with endless plastic, fuzzy and floral ways to express your annual appreciation to your mother [...]
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Why men should be fighting just as hard for women’s reproductive freedom

TweetMen, you need to be fighting for women’s reproductive freedom just as hard as anyone. Why? Because there is a 51% chance you will have a daughter. The last thing you want is for her to be tied to a man she doesn’t love, a man that you probably hate, and a man that will [...]
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The price of equal work, unequal pay

Tweet“It’s not that I don’t want to have children, it’s that I’m afraid that I’ll never be able to afford them,” said a friend of mine a few days ago in a conversation in our Women’s and Gender Studies seminar on Mothers and Daughters. This week in class, we’ve been reading a book called The [...]
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