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Avital Norman Nathman
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Avital Norman Nathman is a freelance writer whose work places a feminist lens on a variety of topics, including parenting, maternal health, gender and reproductive rights. She has been featured in Bitch magazine, The New York Times,,, Kveller, RH Reality Check, and more. In addition to her blog, The Mamafesto, Norman Nathman has a regular series, “The Femisphere,” for Ms. Magazine’s site, and a regular feminist parenting column, “Mommie Dearest,” for The Frisky. Her first book, The Good Mother Myth: Redefining Motherhood To Fit Reality (Seal Press) is out now. Follow her on Twitter @TheMamafesto.

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What If the Media Reported on Male Politicians Who Are Fathers Like It Reports on Wendy Davis?

(96) Comments | Posted January 31, 2014 | 11:39 AM

This post first appeared on The Frisky, where Avital is a contributor.

When a woman attempts to find some semblance of "having it all," she automatically becomes demonized. We can't seem to rise up in the ranks -- whether it's in the corporate world or in politics --...

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Jews and Santa

(54) Comments | Posted December 24, 2012 | 11:51 AM

"Who is Santa, really?"

In a family where each December is filled with candles, latkes and dreidels, I wasn't sure when, or if, I would ever have to tackle this question. And yet, last year, my son started pressing me for an answer. He had remarkably made it five years...

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