Can mothers do it all?


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Welcome to LSE IQ, where we work with academics to bring you their latest research and ideas. In this episode, Nathalie Abbott speaks to Shani Orgad (Professor of Media and Communications at LSE) about representations of mothers, and what effects these have on all of us. We find out the real reasons mums leave the workforce, deep dive into the media coverage of one of the world’s most talked-about mothers, Megan Markle, and get Shani’s advice on how to do it all. Research Heading home: Motherhood, work and the failed promise of equality: Shani Orgad, 2019 (New York: Columbia University Press) “How Any Woman Does What They Do Is Beyond Comprehension”: Media Representations of Meghan Markle’s Maternity: Shani Orgad and Kate Baldwin, Professor of English and Communication Studies at Tulane University, US. (Women's Studies in Communication, 44, Issue 2). Confidence Culture: Shani Orgad and Rosalind Gill, Professor of Cultural and Social Analysis at City, University of London, 2021 (Duke University Press) - Read the article about American Politicians hiding their childcare arrangements by Rebecca Onion for Slate, 2019. Contributors Dr Shani Orgad, Professor of Media and Communications at LSE.

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