A survey of recent University of Pennsylvania Wharton School graduates reveals that many young adults are planning to solve the work/family crunch by removing family from the equation. Only 42% of the undergraduate class of 2012 plans to have children, compared to 78% of the class of 1992, according to research by Stewart Friedman, author of the [...]
I didn’t realize how many women don’t have access to basic information on how to protect themselves (and their unborn child) from exposure to toxic chemicals. Check out WVE’s tips for harmful chemicals to avoid during pregnancy!
Last weekend, I attended my first ever state convention of the Democratic Party of New Mexico. My first few weeks in local party leadership have been packed with epiphanies. Unfortunately, these did not include remembering to stash the all-important box of feminine hygiene products in my suitcase before I hit the highway. It’s a five [...]
There is a significant change coming, and I expect the lives of our daughters and sons may not play out so much like ours as we expect. Researchers looking at how we live, love and commit have found that women are less inclined to “put a ring on it” and willing to embrace motherhood without [...]
Same product. Two different labels. An appalling double standard when it comes to our health.
Attention: If you had your doubts about women doing it all, I’ve found one who can. She’s a mother of four all under the age of four and simultaneously, she is saving the world. She talks about her accomplishments as though they’re effortless, like her benevolence is a simple expectation. In Fall 2008 this wonder [...]
Lately, I’ve been getting the feeling that too much is being asked of mothers. Yes, we are notorious multi-taskers and play into the Supermom archetype, but when you look at the political, social and economic landscape, the expectations upon mothers, I fear, is reaching tipping point status. What’s even more troubling is that, for many mothers [...]
A new report from Women’s Voices for the Earth, Secret Scents: How Hidden Fragrance Allergens Harm Public Health, finds that millions of people are affected by skin allergies caused by chemicals in fragrance. In fact, allergic reactions to fragrance chemicals are common, and have increased significantly among children in the past few decades. Women are [...]
When we observe the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade on January 22, we are celebrating a major milestone in women’s health, equality, and status as citizens. At its core, Roe stands for women’s right to make important decisions about our own lives. This momentous Supreme Court decision protects both women’s right to have an [...]
There was nothing ambiguous about how I was raised. What my parents expected of me was crystal clear, as were the expectations of my teachers and my church. Always serve yourself last, my mother said. Make sure, wherever you are, that everyone else is taken care of before you think of yourself. Don’t raise your hand [...]