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PunditMom's Mothers of Intention: How Women & Social Media Are Revolutionizing Politics in America Hardcover – June 1, 2011
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A brilliant fist-pumping, 'hell-yeah!' great read. Bipartisan proof ... of the power & validity of women in the political arena through their savvy use of social media. --Lara DiPaola, Examiner.com & author, Chicken Nuggets of Wisdom blog
One of the most important political books of 2012! -- Jason Williams, Host of For The People Show, KVNU Radio, Provo, Utah
"A real awakening about women online!" -- Maggie Linton, co-host, Cover to Cover show, XM/Sirius Radio
" ...[P]ositive and energizing, no matter whether you're a C-SPAN junkie or barely get a second to skim the headlines over coffee. [Mothers of Intention] is a great reminder that while mothers differ on specific issues, our common concern for our kids' futures unites us."-- Cool Mom Picks, coolmompicks.com
"Encouraging mothers to step up & enter the political fray, whether through public policy process or espousing political opinions in blogs or columns, Bamberger calls upon mothers to muster their courage, harness their intellectual prowess & change the political conversation." Meredith O'Brien, columnist, MommyTrackd.com
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From her vantage point in the nation's capital, Joanne Bamberger reveals the powerful impact social media tools have in amplifying female voices in American politics. Mothers of Intention examines the rise of the motherhood political movement and how women have become a larger, more powerful presence in political activism. In the first book to describe this new political idiom, Bamberger analyzes this ever-growing trend and debunks the commonly held notion that motherhood renders women mute when it comes to public policy and electoral politics. Mothers of Intention explores today's complex political scene with humor, intelligence and humility and explains what it means to be a mother within it. An important coda to the last presidential election and the essential gender issues it raised, Mothers of Intention is must reading for anyone wanting to understand what motivates women in the political arena.
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This book will speak to the political continuum. I didn't agree with all of the contributors, but that's a good thing. The book is written well and for the lay audience. The book could work in a lower division Gender and Politics or Gender and Society course at the college level.
In a world where politics is becoming increasingly divisive and hateful, it was really refreshing to read political views of all stripes that were thoughtful and respectful. It is a wonderful book.
As we approach 2012, this is a particularly great read for anyone wondering how to find and speak with moms in politics. But anyone who is a mom or has a mom should pick this up. You'll enjoy it.