The government-driven maternity leave policies the Trump family has been boosting will punish mothers, husbands, and childless women.
Career-focused feminists give moms a hard time for abandoning career acclaim. But we all must make choices with the limited time and opportunities we have.
Here’s your list. Print it out, circle one, and get the mothers in your life something lovely for Mother’s Day.
To have one day to ‘honor’ mothers is to fail to even attempt to understand all mothers do. It’s to take a gargantuan task and turn it into a tea as if somehow that makes it all worthwhile.
Not being maximally risk-averse is sensible. But when the worst happens, we must find a way to live with the knowledge that we didn’t do all we could. No parent is immune from this.
Is there a way to say ‘abortion is murder’ without committing oneself to punishing mothers who abort with the punishments we reserve for murderers? The short answer is yes.
Adriana’s sons, Tomas and Tadeo, were born exactly one year after the date Adriana and Vincent lost their first child in a miscarriage. Adriana had considered aborting these boys.
The world wants us to measure equality in dollars and cents. But that’s a very inadequate way to measure human flourishing.
This day of demonstration assumes a set of elitist and inegalitarian privileges for participants and further marginalizes an already-marginalized group of women.
There are moments that break and scar us. But those are the same moments that make us stronger, better, more empowered, and more beautiful.
Women are standing in the way of their own joy because they have bought into a peculiarly destructive myth: that anything they do not know how to do cannot be done.
What if we don’t want to be CEOs at Fortune 500 companies, Supreme Court justices, or the next U.S. president? What if our ambitions involve kids?
An author, journalist, and now the CEO of a new business venture, Danielle Crittenden Frum took time to answer my questions about mothers opting-out and back into the workforce.
The children of transgender people will have to struggle with the knowledge that their mother is also their father, or vice versa. It hurts them. I know, because I was that child, too.
Why sacrifice comfort, success, and pleasure to raise children? Society says we should follow our feelings; C.S. Lewis says we should pursue virtue.
Many mothers struggle with postpartum depression in silence—fearful of judgment, or grappling with shame and doubt. We need to change that.
Our nostalgia for the 1950s blinds us to the reality that the stay-at-home mom was always a historical anomaly. As the economy declines, so may this option. What can families do then?
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