While our public health system doesn’t consider the role of the family caregiver in its crisis planning, it is clear it would be even more crushed without their critical support. Unpaid family caregivers are the backbone of the health care system in the United States, providing as much as 90 percent of all home health care for no pay and at personal risk.
Instead of our government passing blame to China to cover their ineptitude, try looking to China to see what they did right. But first, we must stop with the racism.
What policies should Congress members be prioritizing to help women and families affected by coronavirus? How are children in particular most impacted by the pandemic? What aspect of coronavirus should communities be thinking and talking about that are currently being overlooked?
We talk these questions and more with Oakland-based policy group, Forward Together.
“I bake when I am mad,” Virginia said with a strange calm. This had clearly been an epic rage. Her anger—blended with flour, butter and sugar—expressed more than that saccharine cliché of “baking with love.” It had power.
If your gift-giving goal is simply to mask any stress, guilt or even inequality in mom’s life, I suggest a strong scented candle. But if you want to gift her with solidarity and support this year, consider these ideas instead.
No one should be considered “pro-life” that does not care for a child’s well-being or that of their family.
Whether we’re in relationships or not, “Fair Play” makes one wonder what would happen if we all made “intentional choices about how to spend our time and thoughtfully create our lives.” What would life be like if women had more “time and space to reclaim, or discover and nurture, the natural gifts and interests” that make us who we are?
My grandmother had liberation feet: bound feet that had been freed halfway through the process.
“Sometimes I think of the cost of raising a child all the way to adulthood—and since I know I can’t instantly pay my mom back hundreds of thousands of dollars, I can at least pay her back in a sincere doodle.”
Fifty minutes a day. That’s the amount of additional time men would need to contribute every day to caring for children and households to make a leap toward achieving gender equality in unpaid care, according to the third-ever State of the World’s Fathers report.