Feminism | Posted by Julie Z on 11/10/2009

Do It For The Teens

The Shriver Report

The Shriver Report

When my peers find out that I am a feminist blogger, I am generally faced with a few questions. “So you’re a lesbian?” is a pretty common one. “What’s a feminist?” is another. I have honed answering these questions into an art form, where I am able to answer both educationally and with a snippet of snark. It’s statements like, “We don’t need feminism anymore,” that truly give me pause.

Of course we still need feminism — but the reasons aren’t so simple anymore. We still don’t have equal pay, it’s true, but there are women who have truly impressive and powerful careers. Women don’t sit at home while men bring home the bacon anymore; in fact they’re 50% of the workforce. Statistically, it would appear that …

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Awareness, Feminism | Posted by Julie Z on 07/28/2009

NCRW Real Deal Blog and Non-traditional Families

Children are too precious to be wasted. On non-traditional families. Right? Wrong.

"Children are too precious to be wasted." Too precious to be wasted on non-traditional families, right? Wrong.

Over at the National Council for Research on Women’s blog, The Real Deal, there is a really interesting forum of blog posts on non-traditional families, in honor of the 15th annual National Parent’s Day, which was on Sunday.

Generally, this holiday is used to promote the image of two-parent, “traditional” families. The National Parent’s Day website describes the day:

“Since the creation of this annual day of commemoration, local faith communities, elected officials and activists throughout the nation have creatively launched many activities around the theme of Parents’ Day designed to celebrate and strengthen the traditional, two-parent family. The National Parents’ Day Council does not envision Parents’ Day to be …

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