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Sad White Babies With Mean Feminist Mommies

The Atlantic is reviving the tired feminist-baiting question “can women have it all.” Le sigh. In celebration of this backlashtastic event, I’ve compiled some of my favorite images that are often the art in these kinds of articles: The mean/frazzled/distracted working white mom (because WOC don’t exist in this narrative) who has been fooled into thinking she can have it all by feminism. Good times.

Note: I haven’t read the piece (it’s not out yet) and for all I know is a scorchingly awesome piece of feminist writing. But the headline/art/cover is just too awful and (knowingly) plays into the anti-feminist cliche the search for work/life balance is greedily trying to have “it all.”

(Source: jessicavalenti)

@MyAfricaIs: My Africa is spotlights : Phiona Okumu!


1. Tell us who you are, where you are from, and what you do?

I’m a Kenyan-born Ugandan, raised in Britain, South Africa and Uganda. My life tends to weave itself in and out of these four countries mostly.

I am one of the editors at Afripopmag, freelance music journo and most…