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A Woman’s Nation: A Continuing Conversation
Although this is the last day we’re focusing on ‘A Woman’s Nation’, the conversation must continue. Exerpts of this post are from the Huffington Post article written by Chai Feldblum and Katie Corrigan, co-directors of Workplace Flexibility 2010. An initiative of Georgetown University Law Center, this project advocates for family friendly work policies and legislation. It’s important to look more closely at how workforce trends are impacting our family lives. Over two thirds of American families don’t have someone at home who handles the household responsibilities. With both parents working, … Continue reading
A Woman’s Nation: What Do Women Today Want?
So who is today’s woman and what does she want? As one of our readers commented, it’s certainly not like in the old days when Dad brought home the bacon and Mom fried it. The Shriver Report looks at how women’s changing roles are affecting all aspects of their lives, with concerns like how does she define power and success. With more men forced to stay home due to unemployment, women are now driving the economy. It’s a transformational moment, with working women now the norm. For the first time, … Continue reading
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A Woman’s Nation: Who Wears the Pants?
One question in the Shriver Report, when husbands weighed in, was who wears the pants? Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm’s husband is now a full-time Dad. He talked about the shifting landscape of their marriage and changes in his sense of himself. Unlike fathers in the past, who ‘took a back seat,’ he sometimes tells his wife to ‘stay out of my lane.’ His sentiments were echoed by other dads – whereas they and the kids are a team when mom is at work, she still expects to be in charge … Continue reading