Newspaper Informs Us That BBC Trust’s Very First Chairwoman Is a Mom

BBC Trust, the body that governs the BBC and "guardian of licence fee revenue" has just appointed Rona Fairhead as its very first chairwoman nearly four months after Lord Chris Patten stepped down from the position. Exciting, right? Well, apparently, it's crucial for us to know one thing before acknowledging any of… » 8/31/14 1:00pm Sunday 1:00pm

Here Is a Psychologist Who Will Help You Deal With 'Mom Shaming'

The minute you even consider getting knocked up, the fraught decisions begin: Where will you park the kid during work hours? Should you find a more flexible job? Can you live on anything less than a full-time salary? Is it more cost-effective to stay at home for a couple of years? Meanwhile you're swarmed (and maybe… » 7/10/14 2:40pm 7/10/14 2:40pm

Kim Kardashian Knows All About Being a Working Mom

Anne-Marie Slaughter. Indra Nooyi. Arlie Russell Hochschild. Sheryl Sandberg. And now, joining the fray of working women who know all about balancing family and career, the venerable regular working mom Kim Kardashian who — finally! — has weighed in on the age-old question of whether women can really Have It All. » 7/08/14 7:55pm 7/08/14 7:55pm

Matt Lauer Gets Defensive: 'Having It All Is Not A Gender Issue'

A week ago, Matt Lauer caught hell for asking GM exec Mary Barra if she could be a CEO and a good mom. Yesterday, PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi said that her daughters would probably label her a bad mother; Nooyi feels she, personally cannot be a CEO and a good mom. So today, Matt Lauer is all: TOLD YA. » 7/03/14 11:20am 7/03/14 11:20am

Can Matt Lauer Be Both a Sexist Prick and a Good Dad?

Today, Matt Lauer sounded like an old timey idiot when he interviewed General Motors CEO Mary Barra about whether it was possible to be a good mom and a good CEO at the same time. But that raises an important question: Can a pompous, soul-dead talking head who couches his sexism in "not to be a sexist, but (sexism)"… » 6/26/14 1:40pm 6/26/14 1:40pm

Air Force to Allow Three Years Off to Start Families

What a topsy turvy week it's been. Perfect couple Beyonce and Jay Z are now models of dysfunction. The flagship indoctrination station of the left wing liberal media fires its first female executive editor. Cats are attacking dogs. And now, the US Military takes the lead on an important issue of women's rights. Is… » 5/15/14 5:15pm 5/15/14 5:15pm

Hot New Having It All Tip: Just Be Rich Enough to Freeze Your Eggs!

This cover of this week's Bloomberg Businessweek features a confident-looking white woman in her thirties and the seductive headline FREEZE YOUR EGGS FREE YOUR CAREER. Is it already that time during the year when magazines invite America to comment on reproductive and parenting choices that are only available to a… » 4/17/14 1:50pm 4/17/14 1:50pm

More Mothers Are Staying Home, But Don't Picture June Cleaver

According to the latest numbers, an increased number of mothers are staying home with their children. But don't trot out your favorite MOMMY WARS cliches just yet. Turns out the high-powered opt-out types are vanishingly rare, and a fair bit of the increase is likely attributable to both demographics and factors like… » 4/08/14 5:20pm 4/08/14 5:20pm

Camille Paglia, Please See Me After Class

Camille Paglia has been trolling since before trolling was A Thing. She's the OG of barfing up archaic assertions about women, men, and feminism, justifying them with sweeping, unverified statements, and dressing them up with $2 words, and calling it new. Her latest, "It's A Man's World, And It Always Will Be" is so… » 12/16/13 4:15pm 12/16/13 4:15pm

Ladies, Want To Have It All? Get Yourself a Stay-at-Home Husband.

Women, if you want to have IT ALL, forget balancing family and career on your own. The new hotness in the race for the elusive goal of womanhood— "IT ALL" — isn't quality, affordable child care or workplaces with flexible hours or equal pay, because in some careers, those concessions aren't enough. No, for some women,… » 12/09/13 1:30pm 12/09/13 1:30pm

Poll Reveals America Thinks Women Should Have Babies By Age 26

Sometimes, as a woman, I find myself adrift on a rudderless sea of indecision bereft of the opinions of others weighing in on my conduct. How should I dress? Should I be thin or what? Should I do anything to my face to make it look different? How should I conduct myself sexually? How should I age? When should I talk?… » 11/11/13 6:00pm 11/11/13 6:00pm

Quitting Your Job to Be a Full-Time Mom Is Probably a Bad Idea

Leaving a high powered job to pursue your true June Cleaver stay-at-home-mom smiling-serenely-while-scrubbing-the-grout-in-pearls vocation sounds like an untenable fantasy from jump — like those shoes that were supposed to make your butt look good without exercising, or frozen s'mores (they whole POINT of S'MORES is… » 8/08/13 11:50am 8/08/13 11:50am

Not Even Childfree Women Are Safe From the Batshit Mommy Wars

Unless we're talking about pizza toppings or how much of a bottle of rosé we're drinking, can we just retire the phrase "having it all"? We were never exactly clear on its meaning to begin with, and it's only become increasingly hollow—most recently evidenced by the latest cover of Time that pegs it as "not having… » 8/04/13 5:00pm 8/04/13 5:00pm

Miley's 'Jweats' and Other Ways to Prove That You CAN Have It All

For decades, we as a society have been asking ourselves, "Can women really have it all?" Under patriarchy, in which women are compelled to inhabit rigid and limiting roles, is it possible to choose both halves of the false dichotomy (breadwinner or homemaker; saint or slut; smart or sexy; etc)? Is the very desire… » 6/14/13 6:30pm 6/14/13 6:30pm