Sarah Sahagian
Sarah is a doctoral student at York, member of
and has an edited book collection on motherhood coming out with Demeter Press next year.

Entries by Sarah Sahagian

Let's Stop Saying: "We Don't Care, as Long as our Baby's Healthy"

(202) Comments | Posted December 17, 2014 | 12:13 PM

When you ask even socially liberal parents-to-be if they have a preference for their future child's hair colour, eye colour, height, sex, etc., the response is often the same: "We don't care, just as long as they're healthy." Unfortunately, the mantra, "as long as our baby's healthy," reinforces ableism in...

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Don't Blame Adam Lanza's Mother

(41) Comments | Posted December 19, 2012 | 3:18 PM

We're still reeling from the Newtown murders. But pain and shock don't justify generalizations about mental illness, and neither do they justify more mother-blaming.

Yes, it's ridiculous and dangerous to teach one's kids to shoot assault rifles. Yes, Mama Lanza did that. Yes, apparently she was a "prepper," ready and...

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Why Blame an Innocent Mother for Her Children's Murder?

(11) Comments | Posted November 28, 2012 | 11:30 AM

On October 25, 2012, in Manhattan, Marina Krim returned from taking her three-year-old daughter to the pool, to find her other two children -- Lucia (6) and Leo (2) -- stabbed to death in the bathtub of the family apartment in the Upper West Side. The family nanny...

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