Southern California Parents Say They So Did Not Try to Frame a PTA…

In the latest example of parents taking school politics way too seriously, a southern California couple pleaded not guilty Monday to planting drugs on a PTA volunteer who had allegedly disparaged their child. According to CBS Los Angeles, Kent and Jill Easter are accused of pretending that they were living in a dark… » 9/25/12 9:15pm 9/25/12 9:15pm

A Cupcake War Is the Stupidest Kind of War

As far as the education of your children goes, nothing seems to be more complicated than navigating the social minefield that is the PTA. There's the constant jockeying between the stay-at-home-moms and the working moms, and then there are the bake sales. Oh, the bake sales. Nevermind that they are fraught with peanut… » 3/19/12 6:30pm 3/19/12 6:30pm

Some NYC Dads Are Adding Unnecessary Gravitas to PTA Meetings

With the new economy comes not only new captains (hopefully lady captains) of industry, but new tenders of hearth, home, and rowdy carpools to tee-ball practice — dads. As more women earn advanced degrees and tackle high-powered, time-consuming jobs, and more recession-dazed men two-step around their homes to the slow… » 2/19/12 5:30pm 2/19/12 5:30pm

Sarah Palin's "Feminism" Is Irrelevant To Her Irresponsible Record

A lot of people, including the much-loved Gloria Steinem » 9/04/08 12:00pm 9/04/08 12:00pm, are talking about whether or not Sarah Palin was the "feminist" choice for Vice President. "This isn't the first time a boss has picked an unqualified woman just because she agrees with him and opposes everything most other women want and need," Steinem argues…