Category Archives: Article Responses

Women, Stop Oppressing Yourselves!

Being a mother isn’t a real job — and the men who run the world know it. I really like The Atlantic. I feel like it publishes thoughtful, interesting articles on areas that interest me. Which is why when I … Continue reading

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Who Are These One Million Moms?

I know it’s a banner day when I find myself on the same side as Bill O’Reilly. Have you heard of One Million Moms? They hate gay people, apparently. Now, as I sit here and have a discussion with my daughter … Continue reading

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The Advice Column of Shame: On Perpetuating Rape Culture

Dear Emily Yoffe, If a woman does not consent to having sex and has sex, she is a victim of rape. It does not matter if she was biting, kicking and screaming, or if she was too drunk. It’s really … Continue reading

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The War on the War

Last night I ended up having a conversation with a good friend of mine about only children. Did you know that even today, they feel judged and ostracized for their parents’ reproductive choices? It’s not just “onlies.” Children are judged … Continue reading

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Just a Mom? Yes, Facebook, Just a Mom.

Have you seen the newest Facebook status meant to buoy stay at home moms up and make themselves feel as if they’re worth something? “You’re just a mom?? Uhh Yes….I AM A MOM!!! That makes me an alarm clock, cook, … Continue reading

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Driving Your Kids to School Makes Them Fat

“In the United States, just 13 percent of kids walk or bike. As a result, many North American kids are so obese they look like they could play offensive line in the NFL.” –Andrew Clark, Globe and Mail No, totally. … Continue reading

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How to Explain Your Life to an Outsider

Did you know I had more sanity when I was a working mom? My house wasn’t as clean (and as you know, it’s no prize right now, anyway), I felt as if I would break at any point. There was … Continue reading

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Are Parents Ruining Their Children

Are parents ruining their children? This expansive article by Psychology Today, first released in 2004, says yes. It says that from infancy on, helicopter parents cushion their children’s failures while pushing them ever harder for success, and if that success … Continue reading

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It’s Only Socialism When it’s the Other Guy

“If anything the United States is in the dark ages when it comes to maternity leave.” –Megyn Kelly, Fox News Now, I know this happened a month ago, but I needed that time to get my head around this. Conservative … Continue reading

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Livestreaming Now – Three Year Olds

Have you seen this? Jason Good hit gold with this little diatribe of thoughts that must run through his two year old’s head. At three, children are so much more mature, you’ve no idea. They’ve truly grown and expanded their … Continue reading

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