The Mandalorian’s Lessons on Paid Leave for Men

Whether it was passing up on beers with his team to clean up Baby Yoda vomit, struggling to find “child care” for Baby Yoda before embarking on especially dangerous bounty hunts, or—well—the entire show’s plotline hinging on the Mandalorian’s natural desire to take care of “the child” and protect it, our hero unapologetically shows how badass it is to be a caregiver.

America Might Finally Get a Comprehensive Care System

The Biden–Harris administration’s American Jobs Plan and American Families Plan taken together would lay the foundation for building comprehensive child care and early learning, creating greater access to home- and community-based services with a well paid workforce, and paid family and medical leave for everyone that would bolster women’s workforce participation, support healthy child development and learning, ensure people with disabilities can live independently, support aging with dignity, and ensure a flourishing economic future for everyone.

Women Investing in Women and Their Families: Weekend Reading on Women’s Representation

Weekend Reading for Women’s Representation is a compilation of stories about women’s representation.

This week: the potential transformational impact of Melinda French Gates’s Pivotal Ventures and other women investors; why being a parent in the U.S. is harder than in other rich countries; how to increase women’s political power in advance of next year’s midterms; the youngest woman (!!!) to qualify for the Olympics in the triathlon; and more.

If Men Had Miscarriages

There are approximately 6 million pregnancies in the U.S. each year, and more than a million of those end in loss. A million. Every year.

Despite this unfortunate prevalence, there is no support infrastructure in place for people going through pregnancy loss. I realized this when I went through it myself.