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Corduroy Over 35 Years

Emma was 15 months old; maybe that is why she is distracted by the camera, unlike her more attentive son Michael. She would have listened more attentively to my husband Andy’s gorgeous English voice than to her Mommy who seems … Continue reading

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What Early Child Care Should Be

My 5-year-old grandson just “graduated” from , a public preschool in NYC. This is what early child education should be. His warm, loving  teacher is a professional with a master’s degree, a good salary, excellent benefits, 15 years experience. The … Continue reading

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Join the Movement for a Family Friendly America

When I was a radical young feminist in the late 60s and early 70s, I was profoundly disturbed by the middle-class nature of New York feminism. Only a tiny minority of women could afford to become doctors, lawyers, college professors, … Continue reading

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Why Are Mommy Wars Not Daddy Wars?

The raging mommy wars infuriate me. The energy and passion expended on attacking other women’s choices need to be directed at  American corporate capitalism.  Is feminism the unwitting tool of capitalism? Since mothers won the right and social approval to … Continue reading

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Twitter Is a Librarian’s Paradise

Three months ago, my two tweeting daughters helped me  discover the real value of Twitter. I tweet as @RedstockingGran. It is a librarian’s paradise. I don’t twitter about personal stuff, but about feminism, building a family friendly society, inequality, poverty,  family-work … Continue reading

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Postfeminism, Breastfeeding, and Porn

Mary, my entirely breastfed 5-month-old granddaughter, appears both fascinated and puzzled. My daughter and her husband would prefer she reads Human Rights Watch or literature from Amnesty International and the American Civil Liberties Union. Obviously she is already working on … Continue reading

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What Is Your Birth Order?

To Only Children: Being the oldest child dooms you to the responsibility chip, whether you have no siblings or 7. Until both your parents die, you are being parented by people who have no clue what they are doing. They … Continue reading

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