Families: Mommy Tract

Motherhood has once again set feminist journalists at odds

First, former Miami Herald reporter Elinor Burkett, childless herself, became angry over what struck her as a torrent of "family-friendly" political rhetoric and vented her feelings by writing The Baby Boon, last year's scathing indictment of policies that "cheat the childless." Now comes a rebuttal. Following the birth of her only child, former New York Times economic reporter Ann Crittenden became angry that motherhood had damaged her financial well-being and caused her to "shed status like the skin off a snake." Under the title The Price of Motherhood, published last month, she vented her feelings in a scathing indictment of policies...

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