When Television Stops Mothering its Mothers

Television has historically shown motherhood as a wholesome, gratifying part of women-over-30’s lives. In the media, abortions are usually a plot point for the characters to get talked out of, and the duress of being a mother is often fully outweighed by the joy of having children. While these are undoubtedly relatable narratives for a great number, it is essential to offer alternatives representation of the experience of motherhood.