The number of women who breast-feed in the Western Hemisphere has been decreasing for a number of financial, practical and social reasons. Now, a program in the U.K. tackles the issue with money vouchers, a plan that has many in an uproar. But could money be a good way to encourage mothers?
This is the story of one working mother who suddenly discovers she can no longer be a superwoman. But what’s needed is a political and economic context in which working mothers can understand their situation.
Although some media outlets make it seem as though women choose to leave or join the workforce, the truth is the decision often has more to do with desperation. The recession is taking its toll on everyone, and mothers are no exception.
One of the right wing’s most frequently invoked alternatives to abortion is adoption—but, as an Op-Ed piece in the Los Angeles Times points out, the relationship between the two choices is not at all as direct or demonstrable as some politicians, such as Rudy Giuliani, have made it seem.