The pieces we have read this week tackle issues that are not commonly discussed. What I found very intriguing was that even though Shafak and Vera tackled issues such as abortion, the story also addresses the decisions of the mothers. What stuck out in both pieces to me were the authors demonstrating the troubles faced by being a mother. First, in the Shafak piece it was weather to even have the baby or not. In addition, the Vera piece was about the mother contemplating what the best response was to her daughter on such a complicated issue she once faced herself. It seems that each one of the pieces from this week, the writers was inserting harsh issues to help address the struggles of motherhood. The reader gained an insight into the thoughts that were running through the women's minds. The personal struggles they faced when being a mother. It was inspiring how the women writers incorporated such taboo issues to exemplify the complexities of motherhood.