You’re right and I even admit to being somewhat hypocritical; I can’t honesty say my views would be the same if I had a kid, and that’s a litmus test. I should be able to say that much if I'm going to defend an opinion at all.
Yup and we’re ignored now because we’re not as numerical as the millenials. :/
Yup. It doesn’t help that the Vice Chancellor of this school is a total arsehole. Luckily the place where he’s adjuncting is unionized and treats him pretty well. Unfortunately they can’t get him up to the percentage to where we can keep our health insurance. But they gave him an extra class next quarter. But still!!… Read more
Not a thing. What is BS is shitting all over women who do have children, and the children themselves. Especially in a climate in which it isn’t always a choice.
I really want to agree with you, because that article is so irritating, but I can’t. I don’t think she’s equating womanhood with motherhood so much as recognizing that (1) motherhood is a state that most women experience, and (2) it’s not in women’s best interest, as a whole, to model our career-selves on men (it’s… Read more
Everything you said. Everything. I wish I could star eleventy zillion times.
As a parent, I completely agree with you. I see people at my office who have kids get a lot more leeway than people who aren’t parents and it sucks. The juggling act for parents CAN be more complicated than for non-parents (certainly it isn’t always), but that doesn’t mean our time or our needs are MORE IMPORTANT than… Read more
Yeah. The idea that accommodations that don’t keep mothers with nursing infants and young children from paticipating in a wide variety of situations, as they have traditionally been, are anti-feminist simply because not all women have children is hard for me to wrap my mind around. And the suggestion that it’s… Read more
I have many times heard people complain about paying school taxes, or about teachers’ salaries, and then justify their stance by qualifying that they do not have children -why should they bear the cost? I am not beating up on child-free people here, just stating that I have heard these arguments. I have also witnessed… Read more
She’s equating herself with mother. Man, feminists fall into this trap so often - one article does not have to cover every aspect of every related point in every facet of feminism ever, you know? Just because one person wrote about loving New York it doesn’t mean they’re ignoring every bad aspect of New York ever.… Read more
Indeed. My Dem dream ticket would be Hillary/Bernie, mostly because they’re adorable together, as this pic shows, but also because Hillary has the political acumen and experience while Sanders has the ideas. It would also temper any fears that the left may have of Hillary moving right in office, considering the senate…