May Also posted in the New York Times blog, MOTHERLODE.

We all know that the war against women is often waged by women, and even more often, takes place within the family itself. I have explored this theme in a Mother’s Day essay, which is featured today in MOTHERLODE, the popular NEW YORK TIMES blog that intelligently explores all aspects of parenting and family issues.

Please take a look. I’d love to hear readers’ comments, particularly from mothers and daughters.

Have a Happy Mother’s Day, ladies. I think we’ve all earned it.

As ever,