I didn’t march because I’m in the middle of potty training my toddler, and I think that about sums it up. ...in the broader context of my life, I made the decision I thought best at the time: I stayed home and chanted “We pee in the potty”, no signs necessary. Since potty training is at once all-consuming and incredibly boring, I’ve had a lot of time to think. So here are five of the reasons I think we as a society still have so much work to do.Read More
We have a chance to choose compassion or hypocrisy. Blue has been asking Red to show compassion and respect for those not like them. Demanding, really. Saying that if they don’t, they are stupid and bad and undeserving of political power. And not surprisingly given that setup, they didn’t do it, but that dosen’t make their fears any less real. ... They are still people worthy of being treated as people. Everything we stand for is hollow if we can’t extend compassion now.
1. Persistent gender inequalities in earnings, leadership roles, job satisfaction, and workforce participation exist in the United States and in developed nations around the world. These workplace inequalities are reinforced by an uneven distribution of family caregiving work - especially around the birth of a child - and a self-reinforcing negative cycle is created.Read More
I have a problem with the statement “all men are created equal”. Not just because it only refers to a little under half of the species, nor because it implies a creator, though both of those things grate on me, but because I simply believe that it just isn’t true. Before you start arguing about sexism or racism or any of the other –isms that we’re not supposed to have these days, hear me out. I think those are all nasty ways of looking at the world too. Saying we’re all “equal” just isn’t enough. We need to do better.Read More