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Motherhood Project

  • By: Enola G. Aird
  • In: Encyclopedia of Motherhood
  • Edited by: Andrea O'Reilly
  • Subject:Sociology of Gender, Parenting, Maternal Health

The Motherhood Project was one of the leaders in the mothers movement in the United States from May 2001 until May 2009, when it was concluded and succeeded by Mothers for a Human Future. The Motherhood Project contributed to the mothers movement by (1) launching a mothers campaign against the commercialization of childhood; (2) issuing a Call to a Motherhood Movement and convening a national symposium of mothers across the political spectrum to the mommy wars the supposed division between mothers inside versus outside of the workforce; (3) conducting the national Motherhood Study, which pointed to key elements of a mother's agenda for social change; and (4) spearheading an effort to spark grassroots conversations about the implications of new biotechnologies for mothers, children, and the ...

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