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'A human being, not just mum': the women's liberationists who fought for the rights of mothers and children

By Isobelle Barrett Meyering, Research fellow, Macquarie University
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Mother’s Day has long been exploited for commercial and political gain. This year, again, my inbox is filled with gift ideas to “make mum smile”. With the federal election looming, we can expect candidates to make the most of this weekend to demonstrate their pro-family credentials.

But advertisers and politicians are not the only ones with a stake in Mother’s Day. The day’s origins lie in feminist campaigns in the late 19th and early 20th century to promote peace…The Conversation

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