There’s a tad too much gender essentialism floating around parenting conversations in 2013 and you don’t even need to tune into sexist diaper ads to hear any of it. While some stay-at-home dads are trying to wake advertisers up to the fact that — yes — a man is capable of running a home without burning it down, others are still toting that tired Only A Mother Can Do It All logic. Like Yolanda Foster from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. More
Topic: Work Life Balance
Good old Pew Research Center released a new poll on fathers and work life balance that is raising major eyebrows. The latest cultural survey says that men are more and more concerned about spending enough time with their children. Dads are feeling the work life balance struggle. And the response from an astonishing number of women I know has been along the lines of, “Oh, poor guys. Please tell us about it.” 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 perfect punctuation between some rousing lady career advice.
The results of an annual survey by the American Psychological Association not only found that women experience more workplace stress than men – but that a lot of that stress can be attributed to stereotypes and perceptions about working mothers. I’m not surprised.
Women just can’t seem to get over their collective disappointment with Marissa Mayer‘s refusal to be a working mom role model. The Yahoo CEO has proven that she doesn’t want to worry about her influence on the national workplace culture. She just wants to run her darn company. And one of Mayer’s supporters comes in the form of the ultimate ‘Women In The Workplace’ spokesperson, Sheryl Sandberg. More
Here at Mommyish, we’ve always been a tad skeptical about women vs. women studies that paint females out to be constantly combative to one another over their life choices or place in corporate and social hierarchies. Whether it’s childfree vs. mothers, SAHM vs. working woman, or Millennial girls vs. baby-boomer ladies, we always take these studies on woman to woman relationships with a big grain of salt. And an acknowledgement that these battles are often bad for both sides.
There are a million different scheduling issues that need to be figured out for working parents and it’s disappointing that a working mother and brilliant mind like Marissa Mayer doesn’t address the nuances of that in her new policy. More
Marissa Mayer and Yahoo released the briefest and snootiest of, “Please mind your own business,” statements today concerning the national outrage over their leaked work-from-home policy memo. Apparently, the international company that employs over 11,000 people doesn’t believe that anyone should care about their personal policies. I mean, after all, it’s not like Yahoo is an influential or important company, right? More
Marissa Mayer just got kicked a few more rungs down the mommy shit list. The Yahoo CEO and timid glass ceiling buster who just ended telecommuting for Yahoo employees — and therefore a flexible work schedules for parents — has a private Marissa Mayer nursery in her office. Cue parental anarchy. More
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Working parents and others that enjoy the flexibility of being productive from home have got to be pissed as Marissa Mayer ends telecommuting options for Yahoo employees. More
Okay people, real talk time. Can women ever do anything without being defined by what they do with their uterus? It’s insulting how often the media adds the qualifier “mother” or “mommy” ahead of a woman’s accomplishments or contributions, along with “mompreneur.” More
I am a liberal feminist. I am also a married mother-of-one living in a small, mostly suburban city in the Midwest. Please someone tell me where I fit in with what has apparently become a staggering cultural divide in our country. I’m talking, of course, about the battle between the breeders and the childfree for control of the United States. The battle where whichever side you fall on, you still lose. More
“Working mom” interviews tend to follow a particular script. And unfortunately new mother Marissa Mayer is no exception.
The Kourtney Kardashian weight loss following the birth of baby Penelope Disick has certainly caused a lot of metaphoric ink to be spilled. Along with very questionable copy that runs terms like “mum tum” to describe the bodies of other ladies. But when making time for her swanky Tracy Anderson workouts, Kourtney Kardashian says that she evades the epic mommy guilt by working out before they get up. Personally, I’m one for obliterating mom guilt. Not scheduling one’s life around it. More