Bhavana Ravala
Aug 12, 2017

Maternal privacy

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Social media allows us to look at the intimate moments of everyone's lives, especially celebrities. Recently, many celebrity mothers and mothers who are simply on social media have drawn criticism for their choices in raising their children. Kim Kardashian, Chrissy Teigen and Megan Fox are all mothers who have been attacked on social media for the way they raise their children. Do you believe social media is a platform for providing advice and criticism to mothers on these websites, or should they be left alone regardless of their parenting practices?

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