Tag Archives: Motherhood

Fox News’ Megyn Kelly Rails Gallagher On Paid Maternity Leave

TweetI can’t believe I’m going to say this, but for the first time, I have respect for something a Fox News correspondent said. Megyn Kelly just returned from maternity leave to find that radio host Mike Gallagher had been talking smack about the fact that she had three months off from work — saying that [...]
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Martha Plimpton on being bugged about having babies

TweetThis week’s issue of New York magazine has a short profile of Martha Plimpton, the Broadway actress who you might also recognize from TV’s Raising Hope. At one point, Plimpton describes her frustration at how often she’s asked whether or not she wants, or plans, to have children. Oh, God, this subject! You’re 40, you’re [...]
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Vicious cycles: mothers, daughters, eating disorders

TweetOver the weekend, this postcard was posted at PostSecret. For those of you who aren’t familiar with PostSecret, it’s a long-running crowd sourced art project in which people put their secrets on postcards and mail them in. Pretty simple concept, really powerful results. This card, which I have to assume was created by a woman, [...]
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Little girls and big systemic cultural problems

TweetGood Morning America recently ran a segment on what I would term early-onset body image issues – girls as young as 5 and 6 are picking up on the cultural imperative for thinness, and the result is that girls are worrying about their weight before they’re out of the third grade. We’ve known for some [...]
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Pregnant Women Need Health Care, Not Jail Time

Originally posted in Community Blog

TweetBy Alexa Kolbi-Molinas, Staff Attorney, ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project June 2011 marks the 40th anniversary of President Richard Nixon’s declaration of a "war on drugs" — a war that has cost roughly a trillion dollars, has produced little to no effect on the supply of or demand for drugs in the United States, and has [...]
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