Mother’s Day has just passed. Families around the United States gave their mothers flowers, beautiful handmade cards, and breakfast in bed.
You know what else they gave mothers? Primary responsibility for their children, including financial and caregiving responsibilities.
You know what they didn’t give mothers? They didn’t give them access to affordable childcare, extra family leave for children with special needs, or even equal wages.
Working mothers deserve celebration. They also deserve a break.
P.S. Here’s an interesting piece from a sex worker who has lost custody of her children due to sex work … and although Michaels makes the point that legal sex workers don’t lose custody of their children because of sex work, it is sometimes one of the factors that judges use against mothers in custody battles.