Re: “Motherhood in the Age of Fear” by Kim Brooks

August 2, 2018

Michele Cortese, Executive Director of CFR, writes to the editor of The Times in response to the article, “Motherhood in the Age of Fear”:

Kim Brooks’s article is an important reminder of how swiftly and energetically mothers are demonized for making decisions many parents make at some point. Ms. Brooks states that this dynamic transcends race and class, but the experience for poor mothers (and fathers) of color is vastly different from that of the parents she describes.

Read the full response here.