Today is mother’s day.
I could do a blog post on the social construction of motherhood; Joan Chalmers Williams’ work about discrimination against mothers in the workplace; or review historian Annelise Orleck’s book about mothers who became political activists.
I could do some, any, or all of these things here, but as I’ve brought my mom to NYC for the weekend, I need to make this brief so that I can spend more time with her.
Therefore, I’ll end with a gentle reminder to call your mom (or other nurturing figure in your life…) today. Otherwise you’ll risk the ire of the plaintiff’s attorney featured in the New Yorker cartoons, who to paraphrase loosely says: “Have your kids forgotten about you? We sue negligent children!”