Stashing Scraps

I don’t have any additional comments to make at the time, but I don’t want to lose track of these great conversations currently happening in the world of working women:

* Rachel Rose Hartman pumps breast milk in the White House bathroom. Apparently women journalists have it especially tough when it comes to making motherhood work.

* Megan McArdle compares finding a spouse to the problem of Grandma’s lamp. She might be right, but I think the problem lies with the lamp market, not the living room. There are two options: women can lower their standards, or men can raise them. I’m going to go out on a limb and say the latter is probably best for humanity.

* Rachelle Fawcett offers an overview of (Arab) Islamic feminism.  One of the things I find most fascinating about women’s issues is how much we have in common, no matter where in the world we are from. I’m reading this in the context of the Heinrich study (summarized here by Ethan Waters) and wondering just how well the idea of global feminism holds up and what it says about global notions of gender and gender roles. Nature vs. nurture: the debate continues.

* And finally, everyone’s talking about how Catherine Rampell’s “Lean In, Dad” states the obvious: that men need to demand a greater role at home just as women do at work. I’d love to instigate a National Day of the Kick-Ass Husband.

Onward and upward.

 

 

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