Kaylin Bourden

As UCI sociology graduate student, Kaylin Bourdon, writes in a Monkey Cage piece for the Washington Post, “Mothers have been leaders in advancing such gun legislation. Research on social movements finds that activists emphasize certain qualifications to assert political standing and attract attention to their positions… But activists use motherhood differently according to their ideological and social positions — as I found when I examined the positions of gun regulation advocate Shannon Watts and former NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch, both of whom invoke their status as mothers in arguing for their points of view.”

For the full story, please visit https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/07/04/guns-bipartisan-uvalde-maternal-politics-shannon-watts-dana-loesch/.


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