New York Magazine published an article this week called “The Retro Wife: Feminists who say they have it all by choosing to stay at home.” Oh boy. I was unsure how many stereotypes you could fit into one article about women, work and family. This one seems to have covered them all. More
Lean In is a lot of things, but one thing it is definitely not is boring. Sheryl Sandberg‘s book on that pesky terminology of “work life balance,” she admits, is not really a memoir. She explicitly specifies that it’s not really “a self-help book,” or “a book on career management.” Although she is comfortable with the descriptive “sort of feminist manifesto.” Frankly, Lean In is a hybrid of all the aforementioned labels, and the personal anecdotes of Sheryl’s own rise to the top of Silicon Valley perform as the perfectÂ punctuationÂ between some rousing lady career advice.
I need to get my daughter some music that doesn’t suck. And it has to be GIRL music, because my 8-year-old has enough BOY music and Mommmmmm, she totally needs girl music, you know, like girls, like cool girls, like you know the girls that her girls listen to at school, mmkay?
But see the issue is, all the shit her little friends listen to at school sucks. I have decided it sucks based on the fact that I have heard snippets of some of these artists on the radio and because I had a long talk with Koa about this recently and we decided that all girl music these days sucks. What is popular amongst the third grade set? Katy Perry. More
There is an excellent new Ted talk given by parent and former actor Colin Stokes about how children’s movies aren’t teaching our sons how to think about and treat women. He compares his two children and how both of them, around the ages of 4, became equally obsessed with two different movies. For his daughter, it was The Wizard Of Oz, for his son, it was Star Wars. If you have kids I think that both these movies are something that you have shown them at some point, if they both weren’t two of the very first movies you exposed them to. More
I have no problems being called a “mommy blogger.” I’m a mom. I blog. The shoe fits. But often I find people quickly apologizing when they label me as so. It’s almost as if the very title drips of condescension. Mothers writing about their lives has somehow become regarded as a genre full of gratuitous anecdotes, yoga pants and wine. As if that weren’t insulting enough – a recent slew of articles claims that not only is the genre frivolous – it’s unethical. More
Now, I suppose if you are the sort of family who doesn’t talk about and question things, there is a chance that due to over-exposure of princess culture that your daughter may grow up and base her entire self-worth on her bra size or how long her hair is, but I doubt it. Girls are really smart. They get bored with things. Her fascination with Aurora at age four could easily turn into a fascination with Anne Sexton at age 16 I grew up with the princesses and it’s not like I’m sitting around, wringing my hands and waiting for my husband to come home to tell me what I’m allowed to think. More
Why can’t we all just stop being so hard-headed and independent and be the nice little stay-at-home women we are supposed to be? More
As a woman who has suffered from disordered eating and as a mom who wants to raise a daughter who is strong and healthy, no matter what her size, Skelita makes me feel all sorts of wrong. More
Because all of you had such great comments about my dismay over the Twilight backlash, we get to talk more about it! More
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I imagine an awful, insecure little man somewhere – sitting behind a curtain sort of like the “Great and Powerful OZ” churning these stories into cyberspace. More
You know the old saying, “actions speak louder than words?” Facebook keeps insisting that breastfeeding is “natural and important.” They also keep removing pictures of women engaging in it. What’s the deal? More
I wonder if she sees the irony in the picture she’s painting of a 1950s housewife staying home to tend to her soccer team of children while she is…Taylor Swift. More
It turns out that Marissa Mayer, the reluctant poster woman of working motherhood, didn’t even want to be photographed for the cover while pregnant. Now we have problem. More
Last night at the 92Y Tribeca, a trio of feminists tackled the parenting and “happiness” question. In a panel prompted by Jessica Valenti‘s book, Why Have Kids?, she and Rebecca Traister, author of Big Girls Don’t Cry, and Anna Holmes, founder of Jezebel, bounced around a few critiques of Michelle Obama‘s “mom-in-chief” proclamation and Ann Romney‘s not so subtle insistence that she had raised her husband along side her sons.
But first, moderator Lori Leibovich, the Women’s Editor of The Huffington Post, asked that new mother Jessica kick off the discussion with a baby weight anecdote. More