“The most influential and resistant obstacle to actualizing gender equality is the continuing cultural practice of romanticizing the mother”
When I became a parent in 2000, there were two things I didn’t like about being a mom at the dawn of the 21st century. One, neighborhoods were desolate because so many children attend day care; and, two, the rise in what we now call “helicopter parenting.” Enter Laura Bennett, mother of six and author [...]
On the campaign trail, Barack Obama famously told a Pennsylvania audience that if his daughters had sex as teenagers, he wouldn’t want them “punished with a baby.”
The message was clear: babies ruin your life.
Later that year, Rebecca Walker described how her mother, author Alice Walker, has a similarly skewed perception of motherhood:
I was 16 when [...]
Duke University has reversed a decision by its Women’s Center that prohibited the Duke Students for Life (DSFL) student group from holding a discussion on student motherhood at a Women’s Center venue during the group’s “Week for Life” event.
“Feminist lunacy” is sort of redundant. As for the ad itself, you might want to remove any children (who you’ve been “punished” by) from the room before watching this uber scary video. This is the pre-game ad from Pam and Tim Tebow and Focus on the Family that caused such consternation from Feminists. The second ad was [...]