Family Leave Programs Should Favor Women Over Men

This article first appeared in The Huffington Post on August 27, 2015 President Obama, during his State of the Union address earlier this year, bemoaned the fact that the United States is the only high-income nation in the world that does not offer a paid maternity leave program. Around Mother's Day, Hillary Clinton released a video passionately declaring her support for … [Read more...]

The $11 Billion Federal Maternity Leave Pay Act

This article was originally posted to The Huffington Post on May 4, 2015. Please note that this is a citizen's plan. The intent of this proposal is to help others become familiar with the issues related to funding maternity leave on a federal level. #FMLPA Now that a woman is running for president of the United States, there is sure to be increased media dialogue about … [Read more...]

America’s Love-Hate Relationship with Mothers

This blog was originally posted in The Huffington Post on June 2, 2014. Newsflash to future moms: "We" are not pregnant. Unless your husband or partner is expecting to receive a complimentary uterus at your next ultrasound appointment, you, Oh Pregnant One, are the one with child. You'll have the stretch marks and the splayed pelvis to prove it. Don't let anyone take that away … [Read more...]

Atalanta and the No-Choice Generation

This blog was originally posted in The Huffington Post on August 26, 2013. Free to Be...You and Me, the iconic 1970s album about gender equality, was the soundtrack to my childhood. Marlo Thomas and a cast of popular actors, musicians and personalities recorded a series of songs and vignettes which challenged stereotypes about what men and women were supposed to look … [Read more...]