The worst aspects of the “second shift” may be abating, but Caryl Rivers and Rosalind C. Barnett say women’s reluctance to negotiate with their mates could be a major obstacle in getting a fair deal in the kitchen and nursery. Second of two parts.
As Obama prepares to take office, many women’s advocates are backing a single-payer health insurance reform championed by Rep. John Conyers Jr. With so many Americans uninsured and underinsured, it’s “past time for change” says Conyers.
Women picked up seats in statehouses and on Capitol Hill in a sweeping election victory for Democrats that included a major upset in North Carolina. Advocates for women say they anticipate a new era for domestic programs in an Obama administration.
On a recent trip to Khartoum, Meghan Sapp found herself in the middle of a frank discussion about female genital mutilation with a group of male bachelors. A couple of them knew little about the practice and were often afraid to ask.
This year Women’s eNews’ Editor in Chief Rita Henley Jensen didn’t get to hear the usual seasonal music that helps summon her holiday spirit. Instead, a family emergency helped her hear it in the voices of her grandchildren.
Britney Spears has lost custody of her two children amid ghoulish media pleasure in her predicament. It’s tempting to think she’s a special case, but Sandra Kobrin says the tide is against mothers fighting custody battles in family court.
Women’s issues are in the 2008 presidential race limelight, lifted by the nation’s first female front-runner, Hillary Clinton. Candidates from both parties are vying for the women’s vote in hopes it will make the crucial difference on Election Day.
Fertility technology is allowing parents to determine the sex of a child before it’s conceived and, in the United States, couples are mostly trying to have daughters in an act of family balancing. Ethicists say the practice is on slippery ground.