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Mothers Ought To Have Equal Rights (MOTHERS)

  • By: Catherine Caporusso
  • In: Encyclopedia of Motherhood
  • Edited by: Andrea O'Reilly
  • Subject:Sociology of Gender, Parenting, Maternal Health

Mothers Ought To Have Equal Rights (MOTHERS) is an Internet-based community of mothers and other caregivers advocating for social change. The group was founded at a meeting in New York in 2002 by Ann Crittenden, author of The Price of Motherhood; members of the National Association of Mothers' Centers (NAMC); and other women's advocates in the United States, including members of the National Organization for Women and Advocates for Pregnant Women. Its steering committee includes policy analysts, representatives of many women's groups, and so-called ordinary mothers. It is described as an initiative of, and maintains close ties with, NAMC. MOTHERS focuses on the financial impact of caregiving, and considers its work to be the great unfinished business of the women's movement.

The mission of MOTHERS is ...

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