Ezio Di Nucci (Copenhagen): I Love My Children: Am I Racist? On the Wish to Be Biologically Related to One’s Children. (“I conclude that indeed a preference towards children one is biologically related to is morally illegitimate because, in the context of parental love, biological considerations are normatively irrelevant”). Sarah Hannan (Manitoba): Why Childhood is Bad for Children. Emily Stolzenberg (Columbia): The New Family Freedom. Raising my child in a doomed world: Some would say the mistake was having our daughter in the first place. A preoccupation with safety has stripped childhood of independence, risk taking, and discovery without making it safer — a new kind of playground points to a better solution.

Robin Fretwell Wilson (Illinois) and Shaakirrah Sanders (Idaho): By Faith Alone: When Religious Beliefs and Child Welfare Collide. Susan Frelich Appleton (WUSTL): How Feminism Remade American Family Law (and How It Did Not). Anca Gheaus (Pompeu Fabra): Biological Parenthood: Gestational, Not Genetic. Playground ambiguities: Rachel Rosen on unequal childhoods and imaginative play in an era of financialized capitalism. Are teens troublemakers across the world? Motherhood in the age of fear: Women are being harassed and even arrested for making perfectly rational parenting decisions. Is it possible to raise your child entirely without gender from birth? Some parents are trying.