Archive | March, 2012

All Our Problems Solved…Or Not

Journalist Liza Mundy sees a time, in the very near future, when women will earn more than men and the economic shift will transform our mating, marriage, and motherhood patterns.  In The Richer Sex, Mundy points out that 4 of 10 wives currently are primary breadwinners, bringing in as much or more than their spouses.  Women already [...]

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Autism Caregiving Costs Hit Mothers’ Income More

Autism Caregiving Costs Hit Mothers’ Income More

(Would you, couild you, vote for me?  Inching my way up the rankings in Circle of Mom’s Top 25 Political Mom Blogs.  Thanks!  We now return you to your regularly scheduled blog post….) Women now navigating the vast ocean of motherhood were likely born decades after the women’s liberation movement of the 1960′s and 70′s.  Many [...]

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Making Our Voices Heard

Making Our Voices Heard

Your (Wo)Man in Washington is once again nominated as a Circle of Moms Top 25 Political Mom! What an honor to once again be in the company of other blogging mothers who are fighting for gender equality in politics: Blue Milk, Mamapundit, The Radical Housewife, PunditMom, and more. And now it’s time to exercise your [...]

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One out of 365 – That Sounds About Right!

One out of 365 – That Sounds About Right!

With each passing year, March 8th, International Women’s Day, gets a bit more attention.  There seem to be an increasing number of briefings, events, and press of all kinds about the status of women in different corners of the globe, maternal health and welfare, and the (positively glacial) progress of female leadership.  To mark the date [...]

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blundt amendment reproductive freedom

Pointed Comments on the Blunt Amendment

Last week, the ability to control our fertility nearly careened over a cliff when the Blunt Amendment came up for a vote in the U.S. Senate. Sponsors of the Amendment were angered by the impending rule requiring insurers to provide contraception, sterilization, and other health services to women when their employers objected on religious grounds. [...]

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Blunt Amendment, women's reproductive rights

Between Your Navel and Your Knees

Let’s  take a moment to review the current state of American women’s access to the full range of reproductive health services.  It keeps popping up in the media, and it’s no mystery why.  Although everyone says the economy is the priority during this election year, politicians know that “social issues” like reproductive rights and same sex marriage get more media [...]

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