It's 2012 already: why is opinion writing still... →
Maddening. And why we do what we do. Thx, Erika Fry and #OpEdProject for writing this!
'Mommy Wars' Redux: A False Conflict - NYTimes.com →
The conflict is not one between motherhood and feminism, but within feminism itself.
Yes, I am dancing in a benefit for Girls Write Now... →
I’m in a hip hop number. Oh man. Come see!
Pink & Blue: Telling the Boys from the Girls in... →
My new favorite blog. Thank you, Jo Paoletti.
BODY LANGUAGE: Gendering my daughter | Girl with... →
“My daughter Maybelle, although she has a very gendered first name, does not go through the world as a specifically gendered being….Adults, however, love some gender distinctions, particularly when little kids are concerned.”
@Bluemilk takes on the ole sensational Time cover and calls for more feminist response (thanks for mentioning my @CNN piece!)
Are Parents Happier? →
More on the new research showing that having kids inoculates parents against the things that conspire to cause unhappiness. Hmm…
Maternal Deaths Plunge →
Finally some good news. Decline attributable to increases in contraception, AIDS drugs, and to greater numbers of births attended by those with medical training.
Poverty + inequality = teen mothers. →
Surprising new research shows teen mothers are not poor bc they have babies. They have babies bc they’re poor.
Breastfeeding: We (the US) Suck. →
New report ranks US last among 36 industrialized nations on its breast-feeding policies. Surprised?
In Marriage, the Unseen Bottom Line - NYTimes.com →
Says many married women maintain a willful ignorance of the details of their family’s finances. Ladies: wake up.
Non, the French are not better moms - CNN.com →
This one’s by me! Heather Hewett and I call for truce in the faux war of Mamas v. Mamans.
Single mothers, stand proud - CNN.com →
Beautiful article by my friend and #OpEdProject colleague. Read it and stand tall.
‘The Conflict’ and ‘The New Feminist Agenda’ -... →
Review by Judith Warner in Sunday’s book review.
THIS SUNDAY, MAY 13, 2012 — Mother’s Day in the United States — women everywhere will simultaneously post this letter to their blogs, websites and Facebook pages, to honor the work of Mothers around the world. YOU ARE INVITED TO ADD YOUR VOICE. To join our Mother’s Day Blog-In simply, 1. Copy & paste this letter on your blog, Facebook or Google+ page. 2. Add your name and links...
Are YOU “Mom Enough?” « The Mamafesto →
Um, what she said. The title of the Time article is just ew.
Report offers a bit of good news for American moms... →
Where’s the good news? Am I missing it? But great quote from #OpedProject fellow Kirsten Swinth.
Want 2 b inspired? Check out the video project Makers: Women Who Make America (thanks to Amy Richards for the heads up).
Women in the Economy: A Wall Street Journal Task... →
New-ish findings on what’s holding women back. Can’t wait til we no longer need this convo, you know?
Parents aren't destined to be unhappy –... →
Sharon Jayson cites new studies that offer a corrective to the assumption that happiness levels drop.
Everything Elisabeth Badinter « blue milk →
Just catching up on what’s being said, via some of my favorite mamabloggers.
The Missing Voices in The Mommy Wars | Baby... →
Excellent rant, Jane. And spot on.
Why “Free to Be You and Me” Still Rocks 40 Years... →
Daughters of the Revolution - Girls - NYTimes.com →
I’ve really got to get me some HBO.
The Choice to Stay Home: No Pressure - NYTimes.com →
Great forum, but why is the debate framed as “choice”? As Kirsten Swinth writes at CSM: “Seeing the decision as a choice women make between two options may feel like a happy compromise in the culture wars, but the language of choice has helped obscure the role that business practices, economic pressures, and government policies play in shaping the possibilities that any...
Ann Romney-Hilary Rosen dust-up can't be reduced... →
sayeth #OpEdProject fellow Kirsten Swinth in this must-read oped.
Crittenden: Being a Mother Most Demanding and... →
Ann Crittenden has a new book! (Thx @LisaDuggan for the heads up)
(Don't) Take Your Children to Work Day -... →
Is the day a “feel-good exercise for the privileged”, or something more?
The Criminalization of Bad Mothers - NYTimes.com →
Important piece by my fellow Invisible Institute author Ada Calhoun.
Why Women Make Less Than Men - WSJ.com →
From U.S. to Sweden, pay discrimination can’t explain the disparity. So women earn less because they work fewer hours?
As Parents, Are Fathers the Second Sex? -... →
A father who feels invisible fesses up.
Rise of the Dad Wars - Salon.com →
So now men get flack for staying home with kids? What gives, people. Man up.