Tag Archives: Parenting

More moms are staying home but not necessarily because they want to

Tweet After decades of declining, the proportion of stay-at-home-moms has risen from a low a of 23 percent in 1999 to 29 percent of all mothers in 2012. Let the mommy wars commence! JK. In fact, while many a trend piece would have you believe that all SAHMs are affluent, educated women who are choosing to stay [...]
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Support this campaign to challenge the narratives around parenting and addiction

TweetThe reproductive justice organization Young Women United, which recently helped defeat the 20-week abortion ban proposed in Albuquerque, is launching a new public education campaign around pregnancy and addiction. They’ve launched an Indiegogo campaign to fundraise for a short documentary video to “shift the ways we understand substance use and addiction in our communities.” Women who are substance using and pregnant at [...]
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How Louis C.K. helps the domestic workers’ movement by showing that parenting is work

TweetEd. Note: This is a guest post by Sheila Bapat. Sheila is a former employment attorney who now writes about gender and economic justice. Her book about the U.S. domestic workers’ movement will be released by Ig Publishing in 2014. I saw American Hustle on New Years Day. I was pleasantly surprised when comedian Louis C.K. [...]
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California children can now have more than two legal parents

TweetBig news in California: Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation on Friday that will allow children to have more than two legal parents. Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) said he authored the measure to address the changes in family structure in California, including situations in which same-sex couples have a child with an opposite-sex biological parent. The law [...]
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Who do we trust to name their own child?

TweetYesterday we  included a link in our Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet about a Tennessee judge who imposed her own religious views and changed the name of a baby against his parents’ wishes. But as rapper Meek Millz said, “it’s levels to this shit” and this is more than an issue of violating the separation between [...]
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