That time a study about access to parental leave inadvertently showed us that how we define mental health is capitalist as hell, and also wrong

Let me start by saying I support the ever-loving fuck out of paid parental leave. Imma say it again: I'm an old school commie feminist, and I support the ever-loving fuck out of paid parental leave.  Not because it improves outcomes for kids (as claimed by highly questionable science; more about that later). Not because … Continue reading That time a study about access to parental leave inadvertently showed us that how we define mental health is capitalist as hell, and also wrong

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More feminist beef: Anonymous public observations, parent-shaming and smart phones.

Starting about a month after smart phones became affordable for the non-millionaires among us, people have been wringing their hands and worrying about the children.  What will constant access to the interwebs do to the children?! And what will happen if, god forbid, PARENTS use smartphones in front of their kids?!?! Fueling this hand-wringing is … Continue reading More feminist beef: Anonymous public observations, parent-shaming and smart phones.