Raising Octomom’s Kids Takes a Village

Instead of being seen as casualties at the interaction of capitalism and sexism, mothers who find themselves on the margins economically are often shamed. Anyone who has ever applied for social services can attest to the rigors and embarrassment required before one is blessed with the scant funding that is available.

What Does Five Dollars Mean to Black Women?

Marriage cannot be the solution for women because it is an institution based not on agency or empowerment but on oppression. Even in its modern manifestation, where women are no longer legally considered to be the property of their husband and fathers, the division of labor insures that gender equality is still a dream. Women perform most of the domestic chores, child-rearing and elder care, yet this institution is magically supposed to provide protection in the public sphere?