Should You Boycott Mother’s Day?

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BySarah Yang
Jan 2017
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Mother’s Day is next Sunday, May 13th, and while a lot of moms will be celebrating their special day, some moms are looking to “disappear” on that day and not accept cards, gifts or flowers. Christy Turlington Burns rounded up a group of mothers — from celebs to non-famous women to create a video urging others to participate in “No Mother’s Day”. The campaign was founded in 2010 by Christy and is sponsored by the organization, Every Mother Counts. The goal of the campaign is to remember the approximately 360,000 mothers who die from complications during pregnancy and childbirth each year. The advocates see this as “an act of solidarity with at-risk mothers-to-be around the world.” In lieu of gifts and flowers, moms will ask their loved ones to donate to the cause so that more women will be able to celebrate Mother’s Day next year. They hope that by “disappearing” on May 13th, their “absence will show everyone just how much a mother is missed when she is gone."

What do you think of this campaign? Will you be joining these moms for “No Mother’s Day?”

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