Archive | February, 2012
the antiromantic child by priscilla gilman

The Story of a Special Needs Mother

MOTHERS member and resident reader Kelly DiNorcia sent me this book review – we’ll take a much needed break from politics and presidental campaigns with this post and lose ourselves in the pages of a “momoir”.   You can find more reading for the maternally-minded at the MOTHERS Book Bag page on GoodReads.com.  Thanks Kelly!   [...]

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A Womb with A View – or Birth Control and Economic Security

Women’s advocates in Washington found their jaws hitting the floor last week when a Congressional oversight committee convened a panel of experts to discuss freedom of religion and women’s reproductive health care.  The panel consisted only of men.  Taking turns testifying were a Roman Catholic bishop, a Lutheran minister, a rabbi, a philosophy professor and an ethics professor.  [...]

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You’re Pregnant? You’re Fired!

Did you get the message, loud and clear?  Now, workers are caregivers and caregivers are workers.  Discrimination against family caregivers and pregnant women at work is against the law.  This kind of bias is the most common form of gender discrimination occurring today.  Employers need to understand their legal duties, and women need to know [...]

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Is There a War on Women?

Almost a year ago, The New York Times published an editorial entitled “The War on Women“ which began: Republicans in the House of Representatives are mounting an assault on women’s health and freedom that would deny millions of women access to affordable contraception and life-saving cancer screenings and cut nutritional support for millions of newborn babies [...]

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Children and Taxes

Somehow “taxes” has become a four letter word.   They should be raised!  No, they should be cut!  There should be no  new ones!  They should be paid fairly, tax loopholes should be closed, and tax deductions should be limited!  There’s just no end to the arguments.  But there’s one thing about taxes to keep in [...]

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