June 4, 2020 is Moms’ Equal Pay Day, marking the amount of additional days that moms have to work to earn the same amount of money as the average U.S. dad earned last year.
Prior to COVID-19, nearly 40 million people did not know where they would find their next meal. In the wake of the pandemic, that number has risen to over 60 million and is still climbing. So why haven’t Congress and the Trump administration moved heaven and earth to get SNAP to all those Americans who need it?
“Nakedness can mean so many things. It can be innocent or provocative, a symbol of degradation or an act of trust. Oddly, even though it’s our natural state, to be naked feels like stepping outside the order of things. We’re unaccustomed to being so visible.”
Roughly half of all single mothers make less than $30,000 per year, and nearly 30 percent of households led by single mothers live in poverty. A guaranteed income recognizes caregiving as work and gives the most marginalized women a stable foundation to stand and build upon.
In the U.S., 29 states require abstinence be stressed in sex ed programs, and only nine require they be LGBTQ inclusive. Many curriculums leave out consent entirely.
The Bloom Homeschooling Playbooks aim to help parents start age-appropriate conversations with their kids about consent, relationships, sexuality and gender identity.
“All the chaos and upheaval, the illness and death, the exploding unemployment and the imploding economy bring out my fiercest maternal instincts. Letting our children go is hard enough in normal circumstances. Launching them into their futures in the middle of a global pandemic feels impossible.”
The word “shecession” appeared in the The New York Times for the first time in its nearly 170 years of publishing over the weekend. And with good reason.
Introducing “Tutwiler,” a new Marshall Project/Frontline documentary about women in an Alabama prison who support each other through pregnancy, labor and saying goodbye to their newborns.
Since the onset of COVID-19, both men and women have reported an increase in domestic responsibilities. The thing is: Women disagree.
We know that mothers across the world move mountains every day to give their children a brighter future—despite the challenges they face. They are nurturing, resilient and resourceful.