"Why Have Kids?": Making Motherhood Optional

"Why Have Kids?": Making Motherhood Optional

Feminist author Jessica Valenti takes an honest look at the choices women face when it comes to having -- or not having -- kids.

Celebrations of motherhood pervade pop culture, politics and the publishing industry. All this led Jessica Valenti to wonder if American culture allows for only two categories of women: mothers and future mothers. Valenti joins us to take an honest look at why we have kids and how making motherhood a default expectation could be hurting American women.

Guests

Jessica Valenti

Author, "Why Have Kids?: A New Mom Explores the Truth About Parenting and Happiness"; founder, Feministing.com

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