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The Parents Are Not All Right

Even in the most privileged households, the pandemic is exposing the farce of how society treats families

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“I just want to cry,” I told my wife on Friday morning.

I had just gotten off a work call and my brain was ticking through follow-up items, adding to a long list of untouched to-dos. My wife, meanwhile, was…

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Chloe I. Cooney

Chloe I. Cooney

Advocate & writer. Focused on feminist movement building, global health and human rights. Parent 24/7. Views are my own. Twitter: @chloeicooney

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