The Motherlode: Our Top Weekly Links

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
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The 22 victims killed in a mass shooting by a white supremacist in El Paso include a 15-year-old boy and a mother protecting her newborn. (CNN)

Soon after, 9 innocent people were killed by a shooter in Dayton, Ohio. Listen to one son’s heartbreaking story of losing his father. (CNN, CNN)

When back-to-school means mass shooting fears. (The Atlantic)

The unabated rise of child and adolescent death by firearm. (The Conversation)

Nearly 700 undocumented immigrants are detained by ICE in Mississippi while their children were at their first day of school—leaving many children without parents. (CNN, MSNBC)

R.I.P. the one and only Toni Morrison. (Vulture)

What Toni taught the world about motherhood. (Mother, HuffPo)

A powerful new documentary explores China’s one child policy. (HuffPo)

The Equinox and SoulCycle boycott begins. (Newsweek)

Harry Potter x Mini Boden launches. (Mini Boden)

So does Toca Boca x H&M. (H&M)

20,000 LGBTQ teens will be subjected to so-called “conversion” therapy by age 18. (Newsweek)

The demystification of the postpartum body. (The Atlantic)

Milla Jovovich is expecting baby #3 after enduring an emergency abortion with her last pregnancy. (E!)

How much influence do the “popular” kids at school really have? (The Atlantic)

Ciara is making her way into the children’s fashion world. (People)

A study finds exercising during pregnancy can help your baby later on. (GMA)

The roots of American “workism,” explored. (The Atlantic)

More major companies are offering their employees baby-making benefits. (The Economist)

Michelle Williams on closing the gender pay gap and seeing the world through the lens of motherhood. (USA Today)

When your child is a killer. (The Atlantic)

A new study finds 1 in 8 girls between the ages of 14 and 19 face “reproduction coercion”—a.k.a. the pressure to get pregnant from their partners. (Futurity)

The new rules for food allergy prevention, testing, and diagnosis. (The New York Times)

Quavo of Migos is producing an animated kids’ series focused on the Atlantic hip-hop scene. (Variety)

What a grim report on climate change means for all of us. (The Atlantic)

Kirsten Dunst on embracing being a “working” mom. (People)

Mariah Carey on trying to raise grounded kids. (People)

The rise of babies in bars. (Vox)

A look at surf therapy for kids with autism and other groups. (The New York Times)

Luxury beauty is coming for babies. (Business of Fashion)

Drew Barrymore on when she knew she was ready to be a mom. (InStyle)

The most unique celebrity baby names. (AOL)

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For the link about “reproductive coercion” I would suggest changing it from “1 in 8 women between the ages of 14 and 19” to “1 in 8 girls”. 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 year olds are not women.