Wednesday, November 10, 2010

NEW POSTS at All Things Mothering & Imperfect Parent

 From All Things Mothering:

Mama Writes: In Praise of Women Inventors
Sometimes it seems as if we, as women, have not come far at all, and at times, even fall a step or two backwards. Granted, we are not torturing ourselves wearing whale bone corsets as a ‘necessary’ item of clothing, nor are we struggling for our right to vote (that only took 200 years). But, we are still underpaid in the work force; we are still struggling, as mothers, as women to adequately support our families, and ourselves. We are still struggling to balance work with family.
But organizations like MomsRising and websites like MOMocrats have been a platform to raise our voices and be heard on subjects like fair pay, maternity/family leave and healthcare.
These women inventors have paved the way for so many of us today. They deserve to be praised everyday, not just on Mother’s Day or Women’s History Month.

Why Sex Ed is Needed in Schools

It actually sounds like a joke, but according to a study conducted in England,

More than 20% of 18 to 25-year-olds questioned thought a pregnancy lasted a year, 10% believed eating red meat influenced the sex of a baby and half expected a baby to walk and talk within its first year.....

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