Tag: Family

Privatizing Marriage

As usual, I am with Stephanie Coontz. If you aren’t familiar with Coontz, get thyself to Amazon, because she is an incredible social historian and feminist commentator. And go read her article. A teaser: Perhaps it’s time to revert to…

Why feminism is good for everybody, part 2954

Divorce rates are the lowest they’ve been since the 1970s, and marriages are more stable. There are certainly myriad reasons why marriages are stronger now than thirty years ago, but I’d imagine that chief among them are things heavily influenced…

Screw the rules – The rules didn’t work

Finally, a not-completely-horrible article about women blending work and family. There’s no shaming or guilting of women, which is a welcome step. But there is the usual focus on a narrow slice of woman-dom. Kelly represents a new generation of…

Mommie Dearest

In response to my reminiscences about childhood hair, Kat posts a little backstory as to why she got to keep her hair long and I had to get it cut. I’d forgotten about the pierced-ear bribe. All I knew was,…