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A Place For Pandemic Moms To Let It All Out

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After almost a year of being with their kids full time, some mothers are in need of venting their frustrations with pandemic living.

Voicemails left on The New York Times' hotline exemplify the pressure of balancing home and career during the coronavirus pandemic.

Jessica Bennett was part of the effort behind The New York Times' "Primal Scream" hotline for frustrated mothers. Bennett recalls some of the more memorable messages that ranged from tears to swearing to actual screams. She also spoke about her role as the first and only gender editor for the paper.

  • Jessica Bennett, current editor at large for The New York Times focusing on gender, politics and culture
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