Anne-Marie Slaughter meet Sheryl Sandberg. No, that’s not them in the photo, but the latest working mom discussion makes me wonder how long it’s going to be until we’re all at each other like these two lades. Not so long ago, Facebook exec Sandberg announced to all working mothers in America than if she can [...]
The New York Times recently ran an article entitled, They’re, Like, Way Ahead of the Linguistic Currrrve, about how new studies have found that girls and women direct language for the rest of the population. The article is slightly condescending in tone, in that, well, just look at the title yourself. Then look at the little cartoon [...]
May had just entered her teenage years. She was a chatterbox who loved horses, George Strait, and Rice Krispie treats. May and her mom were appalled that I didn’t know any George Strait songs. They couldn’t believe I’d never slid my feet into cowboy boots or ridden a horse bareback. I was amazed they had [...]
When I read that the Susan G. Komen Foundation withdrew financial support of Planned Parenthood’s screening services, I was stunned. The partnership of two respected organizations working together to help women get the preventive care they need seemed to be such a natural affiliation. I couldn’t imagine what could cause such a rift. Well, I [...]
Yesterday, the news broke that Susan G. Komen for the Cure, a major funder of breast cancer prevention in the United States, will be withdrawing their support to Planned Parenthood for breast cancer screenings. Komen has been making grants to Planned Parenthood since 2005, usually around half a million dollars per year. The stated reason [...]
As our heads swirl this week with the thoughts of the strange “I’m just a victim” speech given by Herman Cain as he withdrew from the race for the Republican presidential nomination, Michele Bachmann setting us straight on gay marriage (gay people can get married as long as they marry someone of the opposite sex) [...]
Let me start by stating that despite what this post sounds like, I am not male bashing. I happen to have some incredibly good male friendships and a very strong marriage. I have worked with male mentors and have a male babysitter. This post is not about my disdain for men in general. But I [...]
I was pregnant. I was pregnant with my sons, Nicholas and Zachary. I was about 23 weeks pregnant. I was uncomfortable. Swollen, bloated, exhausted, nauseous. I thought it was just twin pregnancy stuff. A week or two earlier, I’d been kicked out of the only midwife practice I could find that would accept twin pregnancies. [...]
I’ve been pro-choice since I read Orson Scott Card’s classic Ender’s Game,in which, the government limited the number of children parents could have, based on some sci-fi reason of intelligent selection, only parents who had especially bright children could get a waiver to have a third child who might save the world. I figured if [...]
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