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Fearless, bare dissent

While I scrolled through Facebook on Mother’s Day I saw many posted pics (some recent, most vintage) and other tributes to my friends’ mothers and mother figures (aunts, sisters, friends, neighbours). I saw quite a few memorials posted by those who have lost their mothers, as well as one or two notes about recognizing the women who wished to be mothers but could not be. One or two, or even three themes emerged on posts and in the memes inspired by honouring mothers and mother’s day: 1) mother love is/should be/all warm and fuzzy; 2) that mothers come in all shapes and sizes and 3) mothers are strong, funny, etc., etc. All the public mother love was heartfelt, but the most shockingly inspiring and moving posts I read on and around Mother’s Day were about the tradition of naked protests. Continue reading