In an essay in The Washington Post’s new publication The Lily called “I’m a pro-life feminist,” a writer and self-described feminist Kate Bryant laments that she feels ostracized by the…feminist movement for her anti-abortion beliefs. Of herself and other “pro-life feminists” she writes, “We were told that we couldn’t join (the Women’s March), that we aren’t feminists simply because we are pro-life.” I’m frustrated that we’re still debating why feminism and pro-life politics don’t mesh. (The Democratic Party can’t even seem to decide whether… >> Read More
This past Sunday was a monumental day in my life as a father. I took my son to his first movie in a theater. At just under 4-years-old, he is already a movie buff, but like most of his generation, he…watches his movies on a variety of mobile devices. (He also stayed for the entire Gene Wilder retrospective at the JCC, which counts mostly for trauma.) But this was his first new release in a cineplex. He is a huge fan of the Pixar "Cars" series and was excited to see the third installment. We got… >> Read More
Every mom is different, but for me, knowing myself means knowing that I need to be a working mom. Even with three daughters at home. Here are the reasons why.
1. I went to graduate school with the…intention of using my degree. Graduate school is where I really learned my profession and I’ll be damned if I don’t apply what I learned to make the world a better place (not only for my kids, but everyone). 2. I am passionate about my work. You know what I am not passionate about? Letting… >> Read More
Like many, I just finished watching Hulu's most controversial TV show "The Handmaid's Tale," which has been lauded by critics as a necessary show. Many viewers do think the show is worth…watching--especially in a time where women's rights are being threatened. Despite that though, many women are opting out of watching, because it's too triggering. That alone is an interesting and compelling observation: What is too triggering--and is it OK to be triggered, at least, in some capacity? Of course, I think the answer is different for everyone, depending… >> Read More
Teach your sons to be feminists.
Make sure that they know what a feminist is; when they are young tell them that a feminist is anyone–boy, girl, man, woman, and/or they–who believes in the…political, economic, and social equality of the sexes; Let them know that this is common sense, not a radical idea; Let them know that feminism is for the benefit of all beings and for mother earth and universes known and unknown; add that a feminist believes that oppression is wrong, pure wrong. Put the definition… >> Read More