Misogyny — a Greek word that means contempt for women — is an economic strategy as well as a feeling. Denial of women’s rights long ensured that they do much essential work for free and without representation. That includes bearing and rearing the next generation of workers. Currently, the economic model here is one of desperation, with misogyny as the linchpin. But having an economy that rewards rather than exploits care would generate both prosperity and well-being for all.
HMW signs “I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change, I am changing the things I cannot accept.” “Thanks Trump, for making me an Activist!” “The Future is Nasty!” “Liberty & Justice for ALL.” “Keep your hands off the
From the Guardian (Aug 21, 2016): “The rate of Texas women who died from complications related to pregnancy doubled from 2010 to 2014, a new study has found, for an estimated maternal mortality rate that is unmatched in any other state and
Here’s an overview piece on current fertility research around later motherhood. Among the methods discussed, lab-grown eggs from stem cells (“Growing eggs in the lab like this would yield a great many eggs unaffected by age for older women trying
My new post is up on the Atlantic.com, in response to recent stories on the rise of childlessness in America: here. Though there are substantial numbers of women 40-44 without kids, reported high rates of childlessness are premature. They fail
Today is Women’s Equality Day – the 93rd anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment to the US constitution. My op-ed in today’s Houston Chronicle. How about full equity by the 100th anniversary in 2020? Women’s suffrage Texas-style Ninety-three
While female infertility is old news (literally), issues with male fertility create a new cultural frisson. [This piece first appeared on RH Reality Check and later on Huffington Post] WBUR On Point panel on this topic: Shulevitz, Gregory, Aronowitz. Judith Shulevitz’s recent New Republic essay on