Yahoo seems to think that employees only want to work at home because they have ulterior motives like lying on the couch and browsing cat videos on YouTube. Have they completely forgotten the plight of the working parent?
The Breastfeeding Wars, Part One Billion
This week has been nothing if not a breast milk-covered battleground in the oh-so-hyped “Mommy Wars.” Every few months, an article or twenty come along to announce to women that no matter how they choose to parent, they’re doing it wrong. Sometimes it’s about co-sleeping or babywearing or daycare, but the breastfeeding debacle has held […]
Listen to the Mothers
I recently had lunch in a room full of women who sport a great deal more grey hair and wrinkles than I. When counting birthdays, most of them have long since passed the umpteenth celebration of their 39th birthdays and are proud to declare their actual age. Seventy-nine, 83, 98 – however many birthdays have passed […]
In addition to making me want to repeatedly bash my head against some hard surface, this infuriating reddit thread got me thinking about how the language that we sometimes use in feminism might be holding us back. In this case, I am thinking specifically of the word patriarchy.
Recently, I was interviewed for an article about HAES(SM), and the interviewer asked, “What was your earliest experience with dieting?” I felt a little funny telling her that I did my first diet when I was 4 years old. Even though I include that fact in my biography, and I hear similar stories all day […]
Mother’s Day is coming up, which is a holiday we all know to be fraught with complicated feelings no matter what role we fill. But this week, I really wanted to kill my mom.
My mother buys me clothes for my birthday. I thank her and put them in the closet where they make a nice bed for the cat. It’s not that I’m ungrateful. It’s not that I don’t like new clothes. The problem is that my mother buys me clothes in extra large. I wear a size […]