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off our backs Needs Mama Submissions
posted by Sheri

The feminist journal off our backs (www.offourbacks.org) will publish a special issue on mothers, with a focus on feminist mothers and feminist mothering. They are looking for manuscripts of 500 to 2,000 words.

Here are some aspects of the issue you might want to consider:

In addition to the many stresses that most mothers face, what are the special stresses and worries that feminist mothers face?
What do you do about childcare?
What are the difficulties that a feminist mother faces raising daughters?
What are the difficulties that a feminist mother faces raising sons?
How do you deal with the peer pressure children face?
How do you deal with schools?
How do you deal with the expenses of raising a child?
What are the special advantages and stresses that two-mother families face?
What about lesbian couples in which the partner is not seen exactly as another mother?
How do single mothers cope with the additional pressures they face?
What are the issues for feminists raising children with a male partner?
What particular challenges do feminist mothers of color face?
What particular issues do feminist mothers with disabilities face?
How do parenting issues change as children become older?
Do your grown children share your values?
What is it like being a feminist grandmother?
What do you want for your children?
What social changes are most needed to help mothers and children?
Why are mothers blamed for everything their children do or don't do?
Are there important things you feel you have had to give up in order to be a mother?
Are there important things you have gained from being a mother?
How do you experience the trade-off?

Please send your manuscript as a Word document to offourbacks@cs.com. Please include any appropriate graphics.

The deadline is January 23, 2006.

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