I grew up in a less typical American household, where my mother was the primary breadwinner. Working days and nights on end as a midwife, my mother pushed through sleepless days just to make it to school events, drive our family around, or sort through endless loads of laundry. Though, there were also many times when […]Read More Super Moms: Having it all
Hey hey hey! I’m one of your new bloggers here and this is not only my first ShoutOut! blog post, but my first ever blog post! So to introduce myself a little bit I thought I’d start out with my two areas of study: religion and feminism. Pope Francis has won over a lot of […]Read More Pope Francis is the Breast
I was raised by a single mother, she has a white-collar job, and always preached about the importance of being “self-sufficient“. The most important lesson that my mother taught me is that, as a woman, you need to be able to have job where you can support yourself and your children without the help of a […]Read More “Daddy are You a Misogynist?”
I recently read Amy Poehler’s 2014 autobiographical book, Yes Please which is a great light read that I’d definitely recommend if you’re a fan and enjoy getting life advice from funny ladies. I wouldn’t say this is really a feminist book; in my opinion it has many more “girl power” messages than real feminist discourse, but […]Read More Good for you, not for me
Welcome to my fourth installment of Imposed Cultures, a series that takes a closer look at common societal practices and beliefs to reveal that what we often think of as “natural” is anything but! Today we are going to explore the popular idea that “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus.” While many people use the […]Read More Imposed Cultures: Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus
Since I was a teenager I have been wondering, can I have a career and a family? Is there any way to raise kids AND be successful in the workplace? I hardly manage to pack my own lunch and make it to school on time now – where would I ever find the energy to get […]Read More Imposed Cultures: Kids or Career?