Just a brief post from me. We are all cold-ridden over here and we were up until the wee hours in the E.R. with our 6 month old (he’s fine). But I thought that a couple of things that happened this week were worth mention:
Judith Warner wrote a thoughtful op-ed piece in the New York Times on the work started by Betty Friedan. It’s nice to see some conversation about mothering and feminism in the mainstream press.
Darla Shine (yes, I have finished my review and it will be posted soon) has revamped her website to make it more exclusionary. If you are a full-time working mother, she does not want you to sign up, or to buy her t-shirts, or to book passage on her Happy Housewives cruise. I know I’ll have more to say about this, but I’m still slightly in shock.
And speaking of vacuuming, I read in Self Magazine (I know, I know) that the more time a woman under the age of 50 spends doing housework, the lower her income. The underlying study provides food for thought with respect to mothering and the second shift.