|My little lady bug, holding hands with her Daddy.|
"The U.S. is the only industrialized country and one of only five nations—rich or poor—not to grant new mothers paid time off. Then I was explaining to them the results of the Pew survey that said that 60 percent of mothers who work full time [in the U.S.] said they would prefer to be working part-time. But because our health insurance is often tied to full-time employment, and because there aren’t many decent part-time jobs, and because the jobs that women strive to get are usually inflexible, women end up working way more than they want to—or sometimes way less than they want to, because if they decide they can’t keep up with children and full-time work, they quit."
and THIS. ohmygosh, THIS:
"And the [reason women aren't fighting harder for these things] is that their energy has been misdirected: You have the ridiculous “mommy wars” thing, the idea that every mother’s enemy is some other camp of mothers. It’s a complete distraction from the fact that all of us are actually facing same problem—which is basically a shortage of options that don’t suck."
|The War on Moms|