There are plenty of books and articles out there commenting on (and complaining about) why working mothers don’t get a fair shake in today’s workplace.
But one group is out to do something about it.
MomsRising, the brain child of Joan Blades and Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, is out to shed light on and take action against discrimination against mothers.
Their book, The Motherhood Manifesto, is now a documentary and may be coming to a living room near you!
The theme? There are still plenty of obstacles that working mothers face and we need to get together and stick together to really do something about those hurdles — hurdles that have faced working moms for decades and still do, like not getting equal pay for equal work and being legally discriminated against (you heard me, legally) in the workplace solely because of one’s status as a mother.
Yesterday’s New York Times featured a story called, “Mom’s Mad. And She’s Organized,” talking about the women around the country who are holding screenings of the DVD in their living rooms, as they sip a little wine and nibble on some cheese, to view the movie that not only examines why employers should focus on the benefits of flex-time arrangements, but also profiles a variety of women who have faced an array of workplace challenges and how they’ve tried to deal them.
In addition, MomsRising is adding to its roster of bloggers, and I’m honored to say that they have asked me to come on board in the effort to raise awareness and get something done about issues that effect so many families.
So when you have a chance, come on over — you’ll also find some of my favorites blogging there too — MojoMom Amy and Everyday Mom Miriam!