In August, Americans opposed to the War in Iraq were galvanized by the vigil of Cindy Sheehan, whose son was killed in action. WeNews commentator Elizabeth Bauchner, with her three children, traveled from Ithaca, N.Y., to join the encampment in Texas.
In observance of Women’s History month, Elizabeth Bauchner looks at how early feminism spearheaded social reforms, but left women in the home. The second wave focused on the work force. Now, she says, it’s high time to fight for mothers’ rights.
When the 1996 welfare law is renewed this year, let’s hope Olympia Snowe can persuade the Senate to show enough ‘family values’ to fund adequate child care support for single mothers being asked to spend longer hours working away from their children.
The “pink aisle” can be a dispiriting place for holiday shoppers looking for a girl’s present that doesn’t buy into gender stereotypes. Elizabeth Bauchner takes a look at what’s on toy shelves, what it means for girls and what we can give them instead.
A Bush administration proposal to divert almost $2 billion in scarce welfare funds to promote marriage should be squashed. As one state’s effort shows, jobs and education lead to marriage, not the other way around.