“Women will never achieve equality until mothers do.” - Joan Williams Motherhood is esteemed as valuable in the US, after all, women give birth and nurture to the future leaders and citizens of our great country. Why, then, is a woman discriminated against, belittled, and made to feel incompetent and uncommited in the workplace just because she becomes a … [Read more...] about Why American Women Deserve Family-Friendly Social Policy
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Recently on Facebook a longtime friend posted seeing a very “scary” thing on TV last night. The “scary” thing she saw, which she wrote was like something out of “The Exorcist,” was a water birth. Having had three children naturally (without the benefit of a water birth) and without drugs; my first response was to feel enormously saddened. I wanted to say to my … [Read more...] about Women Deserve to Have a Better Birth Experience
Mothers of the World, please unite with me on the subject of “no more deprivation.” Somewhere and somehow, someone told mothers they had to give up all the little luxuries that once made them happy and become self-abnegating sacrificial lambs. Truly, a colossal mistake because a long period of deprivation is not only dangerous to the soul but dangerous to the happiness of the … [Read more...] about Modern Moms Deserve… Everything!
In an incident that has sparked a national ethics debate, parents of a 3-year-old who was denied a kidney transplant by a Philadelphia hospital say they were told their daughter wasn't eligible because she suffers from mental disabilities. Chrissy Rivera's daughter Amelia was born with Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome - rare genetic defect that can cause physical and mental … [Read more...] about Do People With Disabilities Deserve a Spot on the Transplant List?