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Entries in mothers (4)

Friday
Feb142014

Are We Lying on Facebook?

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In an essay, Sarah Tuttle Singer describes a Saturday where she offered up various blissful glimpses of her day for the world to "like". Then she takes us through all the things that she left out.Sarah wants us to stop fakebooking and start sharing the real and shitty family moments. But should we? This post gives my take on the issue.

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Monday
Dec022013

#FeminismIsForMothersToo, Obviously 

#FeminismIsForMothersToo

From the moment that a woman gets pregnant, our patriarchal society begins policing her choices, but refuses to provide her with any actual support. Motherhood is now a greater predictor of inequality than gender in the United States, yet mothers are also the key to improving the plight of children in general and girls in particular around the world. This is why #FeminismIsForMothersToo.

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Thursday
Aug082013

Staying Home (or "Opting Out") Won't Save Your Marriage

This week, the New York Times has yet another article about the dynamics of managing careers, marriage, and parenting. The "Opt-Out Generation Wants Back In" by Judith Warner looks at what happened to women who ended up staying home. The article discusses the inequity in their marriages and the implications of it. In this post, I share my take on the issues.

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Tuesday
Aug062013

Back to School = Back to Gender Roles

It is officially 'back to school' season in the media and consumer worlds. Unfortunately, this year (as with many years) it is being used as an opportunity to reinforce old gender roles and stereotypes. This time, courtesy of The Children's Place, Canadian Living and random people on twitter.

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