Issue 128 — May 10, 2020
The phones are ringing, the texts are buzzing, social media notifications are pinging, and the Zooms and Zoom Rooms are being scheduled throughout the day to connect with family members so we can wish each other Happy Mother’s Day (almost) in person.
Issue 92 — April 28, 2019 “Please remove the word ‘working’ from ‘mother’ the title of our upcoming Virtual Happy Hour webcast,” I said to my team. “All mothers are working mothers.” Seriously, it’s 2019. Isn’t it past time for women to reject the narrative that puts the parental burden almost entirely on us and judges us for…Read More
This week’s roundup not surprisingly centers on Mother’s Day. The links are to a small selection of posts I liked because each has a special take on honoring our mothers by living feminist values, proudly and with no excuses:
Viva la Feminista Gift Guide. Viva la Feminista. (Veronica Areola)
Mother’s Day should last all month. The Pink and Blue Diaries. (Deborah Siegel)
A Mother’s Day Gift: A future without violence. Ms. Magazine. (Carol King)
Make your Mom a star: send a customized video. Moms Rising.
“Its Her Choice”–Really? Heartfeldt Blog.(Ann Crittenden)
Have you written a special Mother’s Day post? Feel free to share the link in the comments section.
Have you read a Mother’s Day post that you particularly liked? Please share that too.Read More
Friends – Here’s a very timely program starring some of my great friends and colleagues who’ll set the record straight about women, work, and family–who’s opting out or not, who’s staying in and why, and what the media has got right and wrong.
- WORKING MOTHERS: WHO’S OPTING OUT?
Tuesday, October 16, 7 p.m., $8 admission
The New School, New York City
Wollman Hall, 65 West 11th Street, 5th floor (enter at 66 West 12th Street)
You’ve read the articles–and gotten angry at the debate. Are vast numbers of working mothers bolting the career track–or dreaming of doing so? Are elite women betraying feminism by staying home with their children? Or do the Opt-Out stories rely too heavily on anecdotal evidence–while shoving aside actual labor statistics and working families’ needs?Read More