The March of the Mummies

On Saturday 29th October 2022 thousands joined protests across the UK to demand more affordable childcare. Organised by Pregnant Then Screwed, a charity dedicated to ending the motherhood penalty, protestors carried placards such as this one:

In 1973, Red Rag published this article by Val Charlton on the politics of childcare. Some of the ‘contradictions’ that Charlton explores in this article might help to explain why the ‘motherhood penalty’ persists.

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