Monday Mini Double Dose: More Mother's Day Essays and Other Fare

May 14, 2007

Radical Carnival: The first Carnival of Radical Feminists is up at Women’s Space/The Margins (via Feminist Law Professors).

My First Lesson in Motherhood: Read Elizabeth Fitzsimons’ essay about adopting her daughter — one of the most perfect Modern Love columns.

Revolutionizing Motherhood: Marguerite Guzman Bouvard discusses the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo as inspirational models of political activism.

This is My Brain on Chemo: “Medical researchers have decided there really is such a thing as chemo brain.’ But I did not need a stamp of authenticity from someone in a white coat to believe in it. I live with it. I know it’s real,” writes Susan Mitchell at Salon. Here’s another recent story about the brain fog brought on by chemotherapy.

Love, Honor, Cherish and Buy: NYT writer Patricia Cohen visits a mega bridal expo with Rebecca Mead, author of the new book, “One Perfect Day: The Selling of the American Wedding.” “I think there is a way in which the trauma of the wedding planning is substituting for the trauma of the newlywed,” said Mead. “People feel they have to go through some type of traumatic experience to show that they’re married, to show that there is something different about them.” More at Slate.

Digital Photos Can Say More Than Victims: “Providing digital cameras to the police is revolutionizing the prosecution of domestic violence in New York City, according to district attorneys, victim advocates and forensic technicians,” reports The New York Times.