Gender Inequalities Reduced When Children Have a Working Mother

Though most American mothers work — nearly three quarters — broadly speaking, culture has never quite accepted the reality of mothers in the workplace. See for example, a recent Pew report that found 41% of Americans thought that working mothers were probably tearing the very fabric of our society to shreds (or, at… » 5/17/15 12:15pm 5/17/15 12:15pm

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

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

The Very Concept of a ‘Working Mother’ Is Sexist Crap

It's 2013 and here we are, still looking around at one another with "Who farted?" faces when it comes to the topic of balancing both a career and a family. We've convinced ourselves that being a "working mom" is the dilemma of the modern woman without bothering to question that being a "working dad" is not even a… » 7/09/13 6:00pm 7/09/13 6:00pm

Moms Don’t ‘Opt Out’ of Work Because They’re Super Wealthy

Although most people just assume that stay-at-home moms are luxury-swaddled layabouts who have chosen to remain in the silk, childrearing cocoon of a home that their rich doctor/lawyer/business executive husband has graciously provided for them, research has shown again and again that this simply isn’t the case. Most… » 5/12/13 1:00pm 5/12/13 1:00pm

What Happens When Getting Pregnant Gets You Shitcanned?

America, the land of the free and the home of the Super Size bucket o' fries, is supposed to be a place of opportunity, where everyone has a fair shot at one day growing up to be the Monopoly Man. But, as many women are finding out, the way we treat working women who dare choose to get pregnant is anything but… » 9/10/12 7:00pm 9/10/12 7:00pm

Some Idiot Asks Illinois Attn. Gen. Lisa Madigan Three Times If She Can…

A lot of curious people in Illinois are wondering whether or not Attorney General Lisa Madigan will challenge Pat Quinn to an arm wrestling contest for the fancy governor's mansion and a lifetime supply of ice cream in 2014. A lot fewer people in Illinois are wondering whether Madigan can handle the trying job of… » 9/07/12 12:10pm 9/07/12 12:10pm

Working Moms Are Happier, Healthier Than All Other Moms

Hello. This is about to be an article about moms. We could go back and forth all day screaming about whether working moms hurt stay-at-home moms' feelings, or whether stay-at-home moms contribute to a culture that takes working moms less seriously by default, but let's not. Here is the situation: Some women want to… » 8/22/12 5:50pm 8/22/12 5:50pm

New Moms Can Definitely Run a Tech Start-Up, No Big Deal

It's already hard for tech entrepreneurs to convince investors that a canine dating service, let's just say, that matches like-tempered dogs on play dates would be awesome, and that they're just the sort of visionaries to make such a company profitable. Investors don't just throw money away most of the time — they… » 6/10/12 1:00pm 6/10/12 1:00pm

Ben Romney Insists that His Mom Did Too Work Raising Five Little…

Ben Romney, the snarl-smile son of Mitt and Ann Romney, has insisted that, despite what professional noise-maker Hilary Rosen said about Ann having "never worked a day in her life," his mom did too work — she raised five little Romneys all by herself while Mittens feasted on jobs and money at Bain Capital. » 4/14/12 2:30pm 4/14/12 2:30pm