The film The Motherhood Movement- You Say You Want a Revolution captures the first ever international summit on maternal activism. Directed by Joy Rose and produced by The Museum of Motherhood and The Motherhood Foundation, Inc (MFI), the film seeks to promote, showcase and make visible maternal discussion as well as disseminate information on the subject of feminist/ activist mothers and the missions of international maternal agencies.
Over 23 organizations were represented at this historic global summit at the Association For Research on Mothering (ARM) Conference at York University in Toronto, Canada on October 25th and 26th of 2008.
We have documented and preserved presentations, interviews and perspectives on the burgeoning ‘Mom Movement’. Subjects include, but are not limited to: the motherhood movement and its importance in the women’s studies curriculum; activism,; the three feminist “waves”- where have we been, where are we now and where are we going?; feminist mothering; women and mothers in the arts; non-traditional parenting; women and families of color; the poor; the 1950’s to the present in terms of the role of women in the home and in the world; motherhood unpaid; matriarchal and indigenous societies; the role of men and feminist sons; the future of the Museum of Motherhood and the formation of an international motherhood movement.
I recently found this question posed on the ‘What To Expect‘ Website on the subject of ‘Feminism’ and Women’s Lib’. Interesting how loaded the question and the meaning of this important ‘F’ word continue to be. Luv, Joy:
“Isn’t ‘liberation’ about having the liberty to make one’s choices for one’s self? Isn’t part of liberation and feminism about not conforming to another’s ideal, be it a so-called old-fashioned one (SAHM) or a so-called ‘modern’ one (working mother)? And isn’t liberation about being free from guilt no matter what choice you make?”
by Phyllis Chesler
May 27, 2010
The concept of an “interfaith dialogue” is an alluring one. It assumes that people of faith are, by definition, virtuous, honest, tolerant, soft-spoken–and, hopefully, more committed to peace, reason, and morality than non-religious people are.
But is this true?
What if some religious people who are involved in such seductive dialogues are also crafty, evil, double-dealing hypocrites, more interested in money, power, sex, and war than in embracing lives of poverty, powerlessness, chastity, or even self-restraint? What if they are liars? Or addicts? Or, like so many others, merely addicted to the “high life”?
I myself believe in talking to and working with Muslim and ex-Muslim dissidents and feminists—
Maxi Cohen is honored to be nominated for an EPIC Award, “Emerging Perceptions (of Women) In the Culture,” recognizing women “who make a difference, change the face of popular culture, or lead in a positive, joyful manner!” for my film “Ladies Rooms Around the World” by the White House Project.
National NPO, The White House Project, works in advancing strong female leadership in our country. Their goal is to create an equitable culture and their mission is carried out by supporting women and the values that allow these women to flourish in all sectors, from personal to professional.