The ‘Mommy Wars’

A Media Creation. The media created and continually promote the false notion that there’s a war between at-home and working moms because it makes for an exciting news story, wrote E.J. Graff, a senior researcher at the Brandeis University Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism, in a recent Washington Post column. Graff discussed her essay, "The Mommy War Machine," on NPR’ "Talk of the Nation." (May 2007)