As people around the country prepare to celebrate Mother’s Day, we contemplate the reality that U.S. women are having fewer children than ever before. What are the social conditions and personal decisions leading to this development, and how does it change our concepts of family and even of womanhood?
We speak with Jenny Brown, organizer with National Women’s Liberation and author of Birth Strike: The Hidden Fight Over Women’s Work; Nayomi Munaweera, author of Island of a Thousand Mirrors and What Lies Between Us; and Grace Talusan, author of The Body Papers.
Then we lighten it up with comics Diane Amos, a mom and grandmother (and the internationally renowned Pine Sol Lady), and Lisa Geduldig, an honorary Jewish mother. They’ll be performing Thursday night at Ashkenaz, along with comic moms Emily van Dyke, Karinda Dobbins and Brandi Brandes.