Tag: stay-at-home moms

Feminism + Housewifery

I realize the rest of the feminist internet is going to disagree with me on this one, but I loved this Elizabeth Wurtzel piece on 1% housewives.

Is it mean? Yes. Is it representative of most women’s lives? No. But maybe it’s time modern “internet feminism” made room for polemics and hard-nosed viewpoints and positioned itself as a serious social movement, instead of focusing on identity and making everyone feel good.

Awkward conversations

First off, this will be my last post of the week. It’s been lovely and I’m so pleased to have had the opportunity. So come by and chat at my blog if you’re so inclined. I figured that for my…

Those Never-Ending Mommy Wars

I considered avoiding the Linda Hirshman debacle-in-progress, but what the hell. It goes like this: A while back, Hirshman wrote a piece for The American Prospect in which she argued that working was better for women than staying at home.…

The Parent Trap

How much has really changed since Betty Friedan’s day? Well, lots, but it seems to be more of the same in the lives of many woman. I first encountered “The Feminine Mystique” in college, in 1986. We read it not…

Motherhood vs. Careers: The Yale Side

Half-Changed World has more on the NYTimes article pitting working moms against stay-at-home moms that Jill discusses here. One of the stories that floated around when I attended is that Yale used to have a goal of admitting “1000 Leaders…