Tag Archives: Parenting

New report shows how the “pregnancy penalty” drives economic inequality

TweetA Better Balance, a legal advocacy organization in New York City, has a new report explaining how the “bias and inflexibility towards women in the workplace that starts when they become pregnant and snowballs into lasting economic disadvantages” is driving gender inequality and overall economic inequality in the city: Despite advances in gender equality over the [...]
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The Feministing Five: ‘Everyone is Gay’

TweetInterweaving comedy and advocacy, Dannielle Owens-Reid and Kristin Russo have delighted and empowered LGBTQ youth through their project, “Everyone is Gay.”  More of a platform than a website, “Everyone is Gay” combines videos, written advice, and a list of resources that is directed towards LGBTQ youth, striking a tone that is approaching, entertaining, and informative. Dannielle [...]
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How the value put on two-parent families is dangerous for domestic violence survivors

Tweet After studying domestic violence services for a couple years, public health researcher Sara Shoener realized that one of the biggest barriers to survivors safety is the widespread cultural belief that two-parent homes are best–no matter what. She writes the New York Times: I began my research in 2011, the year the Centers for Disease [...]
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Photo of the Day: Rules for dating my daughter from a feminist dad

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Photo of the Day: #normalizebreastfeeding

Tweet When Karlesha Thurman, a 25-year-old mom and recent graduate of California State University Long Beach, posted the above image on the Facebook group page Black Women Do Breast Feed, a group dedicated to promoting awareness as well as remove the stigma of breastfeeding in black community, she wasn’t looking to stir up controversy. If anything, it [...]
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