Taking My Son To See Wonder Woman Was Just As Important As Taking My Daughter

In Trump’s America, our girls—and possibly, more importantly, our boys—need strong female role models.

Seven Last-Minute Feminist Father’s Day Gifts

These seven gifts can be rushed right to your door—and they’ll say everything you were trying to say.

Honoring the Childfree Auntie

15 percent of women in the U.S. will reach their 40th birthdays without ever having given birth—but they have given to the children in their lives in significant ways.

How Family Courts Fail the Children of Abusive Parents

A two-year investigation by Laurie Udesky shines a light on the impact of a broken family court system.

It’s Politics. What Does Motherhood Have To Do With It?

For women in politics, motherhood is too often used as an indicator of compassion and concern for the future. These are laudable qualities, but motherhood is not a necessary condition for inhabiting them—and when we assume that it is, everybody loses.

Your Guide to Surviving Awkward Family Conversations about Sexism

Reprinted with permission from the American Association of University Women With the holiday season ramping up, there’s a lot to look forward to! From parties to the New Year, this time of year is full of expectations. You’ve survived Thanksgiving, but you might not be past all the awkward family discussions yet to come. But don’t […]

Spotify Announces Impressive Parental Leave Program

On Thursday, music-streaming service Spotify announced the launch of a broad parental leave program that includes six months’ leave for new mothers and fathers. Effective immediately, the Swedish-born company is offering full-time employees time off with 100 percent pay, which can be broken up into three separate periods and taken within the first three years of a child’s life (employees who become […]

I Didn’t Know

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The Ms. Blog will be publishing a series of posts detailing the impact of domestic violence, including personal essays and more, throughout the month. The moment I knew I had to escape. It was 3 am. I gripped the cool steering wheel with trembling fingers and white knuckles. “Mommy I’m hungry.” My […]

After the Celebration

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The Ms. Blog will be publishing a series of posts detailing the impact of domestic violence, including personal essays and more, throughout the month. It’s midnight now, maybe later. There is no backlit clock on the nightstand to tell me the exact time. Half-asleep, I lie on the firm double bed […]

It Felt Like a Breastfeeding Cult

I was as prepared as a new mother could be to begin breastfeeding upon the birth of my son. While pregnant, I took the hospital’s “Breastfeeding Basics” course, secured my breast pump from the insurance company and obtained the access code for an online support group. The delivery room was supposed to be the place […]

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