The CDC reports that the 2011 US birth rate hit a historic low, at 63.2 births per 1000 women aged 15.44. The prior low was 63.6 in 1997. The rate in 2010 was 64.1, down from a recent high of
Here’s my entry at Daily Beast in this ongoing debate about America’s work/family misery. Looking past stating the problem to fixing it! We can do it! How Women (and Men) Can Have It All–Now Thanks to Anne-Marie Slaughter and The Atlantic for making the
The Real No-Brainer Fair Pay, Fertile Future Childcare as Infrastructure Remember Mama? Darn It! Recycling Frugality Slut Limbaugh Pushing Babies Ready or Not?
Last week NYTimes columnist Nicholas Kristof endorsed major investment in early childhood education as the only way out of poverty for millions — the only way to even the playing field for all citizens. This has been the elephant in
Thanks, flowerpowermom, for a great post on Ready, women & activist policymaking: Why We’re Ready for Change.
Pronatalism (basically, promoting more births) serves a variety of purposes, which you may variously like or not – but be on the look out in the coming months for texts that claim to be pushing babies on you for your benefit. There may be other logics at work and groups seeking to benefit as well.
March is women’s history month, but this year we’re getting a special kind of history lesson. The anti-woman agenda being ram-rodded through legislatures this term is ancient. At least since Helen of Troy, our leaders have been actively denying women the right to choose how to run their private lives.