Tag Archives: Families & Caregiving

#Solidarityisforwhitewomen and the Importance of being a good ally

I don’t want to talk about the Hugo Schywzer meltdown. If you’d like the specifics of that incident you could go here or here. This is not to dismiss the impetus behind #solidarityisforwhitewomen, nor make light of the way women of color are routinely silenced by academia, mainstream feminism and even their friends and colleagues. […]

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Letters of Hope: You are strength personified

Note from the Sin City Siren  I’ve assembled a group of talented writers who have joined forces to create a series of posts written as letters to our younger, recently traumatized selves. As a survivor of sexual abuse, it has been important for me to speak the words out loud. Survivors of any form of […]

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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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All-Star Cast Reads “8,” a Play About Marriage Equality

A few nights ago, while scrolling my Twitter feed, I noticed a few mentions of a live-streaming play called “8.” Just in time I clicked on a link from one of the actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson’s tweets and tuned in. I couldn’t believe I hadn’t heard that this was happening before! A live-streamed event by […]

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Living History – Recording Women’s History

Today kicks off the start of Women’s History Month.  As a student of history (former, but also constant), I find it crucial to know where we came from.  How did we get here? If it weren’t for those who came before us would any of us being in the jobs we have, living on own […]

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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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Feminism Killed Marriage

Did you know marriage eludes modern women?  I had no idea, but I do appreciate being informed of this.  As Suzanne Venker said in her article in National Review, women have a better shot today than ever before for martial bliss.  With the most freedom, flexibility and privileges than ever before women are waiting longer […]

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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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Ending #VAW: Upstanders and Thinking Up Stream

Imagine a world where boys and girls know that they are loved and how to love, gender doesn’t define how we treat each other, and everyone experiences healthy, loving and safe relationships. Imagine a world free from violence. When we talk about primary prevention of intimate partner violence that’s what we’re talking about: a future […]

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Join Our Next Tweetchat at #nxtgenfem! Marlo Thomas and Passing the Torch of Feminism

The argument remains: Do we, as women, still live in a male-dominated society? Or have we finally achieved a sense of equality? Perhaps this will be a debate that never ends, in a “chicken or egg” cul de sac in which each side can produce convincing and fact-based arguments, but no conclusion is really ever […]

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