Here's wishing a happy Mothers' Day to all the mothers out there. My mom is visiting my sister, also a mom, on the west side of LA. Speaking of LA, I'm pretty sure M. Bouffant is one bad mother... okay, I'll shut my mouth.
On a serious note, equal pay for women, especially single mothers, remains a political hot-button issue, which should be a no-brainer... though the brainless fight against it. Paid family leave is another benefit which is mandated in only five states, with my beloved New York having just adopted the policy. Reproductive choice is under fire throughout the United States.
Mothers' Day is one of those days that is characterized by glossy, lovey-dovey media coverage, but the reality is that the patriarchial authoritarian power structure still acts as if women's rights are negotiable. Amid the flowers, cards, candy, and brunches, remember that one must continue the fight- do it for mom, you owe her.