The Waning Glory Of Gobble?

The Guardian editors offer a taste of the very first Thanksgiving: Robert Krulwich looks back at how the turkey became the holiday’s leading entrée: [Writer Andrew] Beahrs gives his biggest props to a 19th century magazine editor named Sarah Josepha Hale. She and her magazine, Godey’s Lady’s Book, campaigned for a national day [of thanksgiving], wrote letters to governors, … Continue reading The Waning Glory Of Gobble?

Making Up For Lost Time

The Complicated Beauty Of Aging (w/before and after pics) — stacia l. brown (@slb79) November 23, 2014 Nina MacLaughlin explains what happened when, as an adult, she started wearing makeup: I was experimenting at age 30 the way I never had as a kid. In middle school, all my pals had bright, colored … Continue reading Making Up For Lost Time

A “Sticky” Situation

Derek Thompson shares the above chart on gender and generation in the workforce: Intergenerational economic inequality is declining: The gap between male and female wages among Millennials is lower than it was among boomers or Gen-X. But the pernicious gender gap is reasserting itself as you look higher up in the corporate ladder. Income data … Continue reading A “Sticky” Situation

A Woman’s Place In The House

Marcotte spotlights the gender breakdown in Congress: As reported by both Nia-Malika Henderson of the Washington Post and Rachel Maddow this week, Republicans announced the chairmanships for next year’s House committees. Twenty out of 21 of the spots are going to men. The only woman is Rep. Candice Miller, who will be heading the Committee on House Administration. Compare … Continue reading A Woman’s Place In The House

My “Scorn Of Feminism” Ctd

Below is a bunch of reader commentary of the Dish’s recent coverage of gender-based debates like gamergate, catcalling, affirmative consent, and others. A dissenter gets the last word on #shirtstorm: You have a tendency to hate Internet mobs even when they’re right. Matt Taylor’s shirt was staggeringly inappropriate for a professional workplace, particularly when he’s … Continue reading My “Scorn Of Feminism” Ctd

A Pro-Life Election? Ctd

Iowa, support @JoniErnst, proven #prolife leader. #iasen — Susan B Anthony List (@SBAList) June 2, 2014 I’m proud to be pro-life and to have the endorsements of pro-life organizations: #utpol #tcot — Mia Love (@MiaBLove) November 3, 2014 NY Congresswoman @EliseStefanik: “I will continue to be a strong advocate for women, & fight … Continue reading A Pro-Life Election? Ctd

Not Minding The Gap

Alice Robb discourages excessive gender-gap-awareness: The “bike gap” is the latest in a small spate of “gender gaps” that don’t seem worth our concern. At New York’s “The Cut,” Ann Friedman says women don’t feel “at home in the world of weed.” It’s not entirely clear that Tracie Egan Morrissey, writing for Jezebel, is joking when … Continue reading Not Minding The Gap

Perfectionist Parenting

by Dish Staff Jesse Singal flags new sociological findings about the pressure on mothers and fathers to be “super-parent[s]”: It’s almost as though when you tell parents that they need to be able to perfectly juggle work and child-rearing, but don’t give them the assistance basically every other rich developed country does, this leads to mental-health issues. … Continue reading Perfectionist Parenting

Spiking Surrogacy

by Dish Staff Writing in the NRO, Jennifer Lahl issues a call to end surrogate motherhood: [T]hese arrangements in my view are fraught with medical, ethical, and legal problems that affect women and the children they produce in negative ways. Take the breaking news of Baby Gammy in Thailand: The surrogate mother was carrying twins for … Continue reading Spiking Surrogacy

Born With A Silver Lining

Zachary A. Goldfarb highlights a recent study showing higher birth weights in poor communities: Something extraordinary is happening to poor pregnant women…: They’re giving birth to healthier babies. While other economic and health disparities have widened, giving way to huge national debates about inequality, pregnant women at the lowest rung of the nation’s economic ladder … Continue reading Born With A Silver Lining