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You Say You Want a Revolution:

The 21st Century Motherhood Movement:
Mothers Speak Out on Why We Need to Change the World
and How to Do It

edited by Andrea O'Reilly

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21st Century Motherhood

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May 2011
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The 21st Century Motherhood Movement Table of Contents


Introduction: Maternal Activism as Matricentric Feminism: The History, Ideological Frameworks, Political Strategies and Activist Practices of the 21st Century Motherhood Movement
Andrea O’Reilly

Section I: Becoming a Mother: Pregnancy, Childbirth, Breastfeeding

1. Empowering Women to Become Mothers: Midwifery in Ontario, 1990-2010
Judith Mintz

2. Public Education and the Midwives Alliance of North America: Giving Birth to “Mothers Naturally”
Melissa Cheyney, Elizabeth Moore, and Geradine Simkins

3. Articulating a Rhetoric of Agency for Pregnancy Through Intersectionality: The National Advocates for Pregnant Women
Michelle Trim

4. Different Songs, Same Harmony: SisterSong’s Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective
Jennifer Musial

5. Birth Trauma Canada: Advocating for the Rights of Childbearing Women
Penny Christensen

6. Maternity Coalition: Australia’s National Maternity Consumer Advocacy Organization
Lareen Newman, Kerreen Reiger, and Monica Campo

7. Caritas, donum vitae, pro familia, and Sozialdienst katholischer Frauen: Supporting Mothers and Sustaining the Next Generation of Germany
Sonja M. Allen

8. The White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood: Confronting Maternal Mortality as the Health Scandal of Our Time
Lynn Comerford

9. Save The Mothers Programs
Jacqueline Ciccio Parsons

10. Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services (AIMS) Ireland: Supporting Women, Promoting Change
Christina Bermingham

11. Keeping Mum, Community Art Project: Joining the Dots … Mapping Maternal Identity in Ireland
Martina Hynan

12. A BOLD Theatre Action: The Birth on Labor Day Movement to Make Maternity Care Mother-Friendly
Kryn Freehling-Burton

13. The International MotherBaby Childbirth Organization: Working To Create Optimal Maternity Care Worldwide
Robbie Davis-Floyd, Debra Pascali-Bonaro, Mayri Sagady Leslie, Rae Davies, Hélène Vadeboncoeur, and Rodolfo Gómez Ponce de León

14. Surgery is a Natural Birth Plan for Many Women: The Organization electivecesarean.com
Pauline McDonagh Hull

15. La Leche League International
Cindy Cowan

16. Middle-Class Mothers as Activists for Change: The Australian Breastfeeding Association
Virginia Thorley

Section II: Maternal Identities

17. Project GirlMom: An Affirmation of Positive Maternal Identity
Sandy M. May

18. “When you are coming out of the gate placed way behind as a woman and a woman of color…
it’s a huge pile on top of you to work your way through”: The Latina Mami Collective, Austin, Texas
Cristina Herrera

19. Single Mothers by Choice: No Time to Wait for a Perfect Partner
Veronika Novoselova

20. Incarcerated Mothers, Mothers First and Foremost: Legal Services for Prisoners with Children
Karen Shain

21. The Right to Mother – DAWN-RAFH Canada: 25 Years of Activism for Reproductive Control of Our Bodies
Jewelles Smith

22. Mocha Moms: Lifting as We Climb
R. Dianne Bartlow

23. Queering the Family Tree: LGBTQ Parenting Network, Sherbourne Health Centre
Rachel Epstein

Section III: Maternal Advocacy

24. The Mother Centers International Network
Monika Jaeckel

25. The Birth and Evolution of the National Association of Mothers’ Centers: My Radical Hope
Lorri Slepian, with Laurie Sylla and Rosanne Weston

26. Empowering First-Time Mothers: The Feminist Coping with Change Maternal Health Promotion Program
Fiona Joy Green

27. Honouring our Grandmothers’ Spirits: Warriors Against Violence Society
Donna Lester-Smith and Joyce Fossella

28. Our Family Coalition: Mothering on the Curve
Heaven Walker

29. Family and Home Network: Listening, Learning and Leading for Over 25 Years
Catherine H. Myers

30. Attachment Parenting International: Nurturing Generations of Mothers, Children and Families
Sally Dear-Healey

31. Choice Moms: Building Community, Resources and Services for the Choice Mom Community Worldwide
Christin Geall

32. Bad Mothers Club: The Online Safe Haven for Australian Mums. Politically Incorrect or Reality Parenting?
Amanda Cox

33. Feminism by Stealth in the Suburbs: The Feminist Mothers Discussion Group
Andrea Fox

34. Toronto Feminist Mothers: A Work in Progress
Tania Jivraj

Section IV: Maternal Activism

35. Mothers Are Women
Kristen Abatsis McHenry

36. MOTHERS Uniting and Organizing for Change: The Next Step in Building a Mothers’ Movement
Linda Lisi Juergens

37. Mothers & More: Fighting “Invisimomibility”: to Make Mothering Count
Jenna Vinson

38. Welfare Warriors: Fighting for the Lives of Mothers and Children
Pat Gowens

39. MomsRising: A Million-Member Organization Working to Ensure Family Economic Security and to End Discrimination Against Mothers
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner and Mary Olivella

40. Jennifer Schumaker’s 500 Mile Walk for Togetherness
Natalie Wilson

41. The LGBT Family Coalition of Quebec
Nancy Nicol

42. Changing the World One Mother at a Time: The International Mothers and Mothering Network
Melinda Vandenbeld Giles

43. Mother Outlaws: Building Communities of Empowered: Feminist Mothers in the Mother’hood
Linn Baran

44. The Mothers Movement Online
Rachel Sutz Pienta

Section V: Violence, Militarism, War and Peace

45. How to Mobilize One Million Mothers: The Million Mom March and the Power of the Social Network
Rachel Sutz Pienta

46. United Mothers Opposing Violence Everywhere: Moving Up, Moving Outward
Laura Pennington

47. Taking Back the Streets, Helping Victims Heal: “Mothers In Charge” in Philadelphia
Abigail L. Palko

48. Policing the Police in Every Mother’s Son: A Profile of Mother-Warriors Seeking Justice in New York City
Amber Fatima Riaz

49. No Body, No Crime? The Mothers of Acari and the Struggle for Justice and Non-Violence
Tatiana Moura and Rita Santos

50. Mothers Against Trafficking Humans
Glendene Grant

51. American Mothers Fighting the Vietnam War: Another Mother for Peace
Meghan Gibbons

52. The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo
Marguerite Guzmán Bouvard

53. The Mothers of Laleh Park: The Mourning Mothers of Iran Demand an End to Violence
Susan Logsdon-Conradsen

54. The Committee of Soldiers’ Mothers in Russia: Anti-War and Human Rights Activists
Susan Logsdon-Conradsen

55. Gold Star Families Speak Out: Coalitions and Anti-War Maternal Activism
Jocelyn Fenton Stitt

56. Raising a Ruckus with CODEPINK: Women for Peace
Gayle Brandeis

57. Peace X Peace: Global Motherhood for the Twenty-first Century
Mary Liston Liepold

58. Cindy Sheehan
Natalie Wilson

Section VI: Social Change and Social Justice

59. Mothers Against Drunk Driving: How Two Mothers’ Personal Pain Birthed a Social Movement
Laura Dreuth Zeman

60. Mainstreet Moms: Organize or Bust
Lisa Federer

61 The Mother-Daughter Project
Renée Schultz

62. The Playground Revolution: Working and Stay-at-Home Parents Fight on the Same Side
Sarah Cote Hampson

63. Mothers Acting Up: Mobilizing Mothers to Act on Behalf of the World’s Children
Juliana Forbes and Beth Osnes

64. Moms on the Move: BC Families Supporting People with Special Needs
Andrea Doyle Hugmeyer

65. Shifting the Paradigm: International Feminists for a Gift Economy
Genevieve Vaughan

66. Feminist.com
Amy Richards

67. The Motherhood Project and Mothers for a Human Future: Motherworld Values and the Movement to Preserve Our Humanity
Enola G. Aird

68. Mothers of East Los Angeles: Trailblazers in Environmental Justice
R. Dianne Bartlow

Section VII: Writing, Researching, and Performing Motherhood

69. An Association, a Journal, and a Press of Our Own: The Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement, the Journal of the Motherhood Initiative, and Demeter Press
Andrea O’Reilly

70. Birthing and Re-Birthing Down Under: From ARM-A to AMIRCI
Marie Porter and Julie Kelso

71. Mapping Maternal Subjectivities, Identities and Ethics
Sigal Spigel and Lisa Baraitser

72. Supporting Feminist Scholarship and Activism: National Women’s Studies Association Feminist Mothering Caucus
Arlene Sgoutas

73. Matriarchies as Mother-Centered Societies
Heide Goettner-Abendroth

74. Moms Rock! with Mamapalooza
Lynn Kuechle and Joy Rose

75. Museum of Motherhood, The Cultural Family: Honoring Mothers in Perpetuity
Lynn Kuechle and Joy Rose

76. Hip Mama
Ariel Gore

77. Things No One Will Tell You: Literary Mama Writes About Motherhood Outside the Mainstream Media
Caroline M. Grant

78. Yo’Mama/Literature for Life
Jo Altilia

79. Literary Brainchild: Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers
Ann Douglas

80. Mothering: A Magazine, a Website, a Cultural Shift
Peggy O’Mara

81. You Say You Want a Revolution—The Film
Lynn Kuechle and Joy Rose


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