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Time’s breastfeeding cover is pure front

May 12, 2012


Rather than challenging taboos, Time’s shock tactics exploit society’s existing shame and confusion about sex and maternity Victoria, Friday 11 May 2012 Time magazine’s ‘Are You Mom Enough?’ breastfeeding cover, 21 May 2012 When the Time magazine cover for a story on attachment parenting “Are You Mom Enough?” hit the web this week, the […]

The Criminalization of Bad Mothers

April 27, 2012


Lynsey Addario for The New York TimesTimmy Kimbrough at home with his daughter Josie, 2, and his stepdaughters, Nicole, 13, and Brooke Borden, 10, left. His wife, shown in the framed photograph, is in jail. By ADA CALHOUNPublished: April 25, 2012 On a rainy day just after Thanksgiving, Amanda Kimbrough played with her 2-year-old daughter […]

Stay-at-Home Fathers and Breadwinning Mothers : Gender, Couple,Dynamics, and Social Change

April 13, 2012


by Noelle ChesleyGender & Society 2011 25: 642 I examine experiences of married couples to better understand whether economic shifts that push couples into gender-atypical work/family arrangements influence gender inequality. I draw on in-depth interviews conducted in 2008 with stay-at-home husbands and their wives in 21 married-couple families with children (42 individual interviews). I find […]

Why does it matter if a child has a same-sex crush?

February 21, 2012


The ripples caused by a boy of seven coming out as gay shows society has a way to go before it views LGBT people equally Tom, Monday 20 February 2012 Members of the cast of Glee. Photograph: Channel 4 A blogger for the Huffington Post has caused ripples online recently by writing that her […]