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Some Thoughts for Mother's Day

By Remy Benoit

Mother’s Day was originally conceived after the Civil War by abolitionist and suffragette Julia Ward Howe, who wrote:

Our sons shall not be taken from us to unlearn all that we have been able to teach them of mercy, charity and patience.

It was designated as a day to inspire people to work for peace.

That sentiment — with our daughters included — is as urgent today as it was then.

And, from Kelpie Wilson and Truthout A Layer Cake for Mother's Day.

The Motherhood Manifesto.


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