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A Woman’s Nation: Helping Women Find Opportunity

It’s with great interest that I’ve followed the media storm surround the release of the Shriver Center’s newest report, A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink. Over 3,000 adults were polled, including low-income women, to find out their views and opinions on “the economy, gender, marriage, education, and the future.” Despite the progress of women economically […]

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“Having it All?”—The Wrong Question for Most Women

As it has done at least once a decade for the past 40 years, the media seems intent on pitting women against each other in a “Having it All” debate about work inside and outside the home. Author and organizer Ellen Bravo explains why the discussion defies reality. When Anne Marie Slaughter wrote her article for Atlantic magazine on […]

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Wisconsin is Not for Single Mothers

There’s nothing scarier than a racist, sexist, homophobic piece of legislation! A proposed Wisconsin law would label single parenthood as a factor of child abuse. But something tells me this law is more about vilifying single mothers than any altruistic intention to help kids. After all, a third of all parents in Wisconsin are single. […]

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What Do You Mean There’s No Paid Maternity Leave?

Women in America are taught to save – for a car, for emergencies, homes, and retirement.  What we end up learning the hard way is the need to save for maternity leave.  Thinking about having kids one day?  Ask about your employer’s maternity leave policy now!  It might happen that there isn’t one. I’ve spent […]

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Gen X Women Trending Childless

Last week a friend of mine told me about a report stating 43% of Gen X women do not have children.  Knowing how many of my friends in Gen Y are putting off children for various reasons, I don’t find it hard to believe.  I understand it may shock many of the Baby Boomer generation, […]

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Gender Roles Go To the Beach

I spent last week sitting on a beach reading Bossypants and an alternate version of Pride and Prejudice.  Yes, you are feeling jealousy right now.  If it helps I’m back to the real world and work. While sitting on the beach reading I noticed an interesting beach phenomenon.  While at a family oriented resort, I […]

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My Mother Was No Saint

Cross-posted with permission from patriarchal disorder and dated from March 16. It’s St. Patty’s Day tomorrow, my mother’s birthday, and I’m feeling it. Today, while paying bills, which my mother carried out so much more efficiently than I ever have, I used my solar calculator to figure out that, if she were alive today, she […]

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Work/Life and Kids, with NY Times Motherlode Blogger Lisa Belkin

 Thanks to Families and Work Institute, we’ve added a new segment to the Fem2.0 Wake Up! blog radio series, Work/Life and Kids: What Do Kids Really Think About Their Working Parents? Thanks to the Families and Work Institute, we’ve added a new segment to the Fem2.0 Wake Up! blog radio series, Work/Life and Kids: What […]

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Wake Up, This Is the Reality!: A Fem2.0 Campaign to Shift the Public Narrative Around Work/Life

  Work/Life in Our Communities Blog Radio Series: January 25-February 5, 2010 Blog Carnival: February 6-13, 2010   We work long hours. We work multiple jobs. We can barely afford healthcare, or we’re doing without. We’re stitching together childcare, or we’re sending our kids to school with H1N1.   We exert ourselves to be good […]

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Some Ideas for Reframing the Work/Life Narrative

Way back in October, Fem2.0 announced, Wake Up, This Is the Reality!, a campaign to shift the conversation around work and families away from outdated assumptions and privileged perspectives to better reflect the experience of everyday Americans and American families, who are being crushed between the obligations of home and the workplace. We need this […]

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