Category Archives: Parenting

Woman Fired For Getting Pregnant Out Of Wedlock, While Baby Daddy Offered Job At Same Place

Kicking Out Pregnant Girls
Louisiana school says they'll stop kicking out pregnant girls. Read More »
Knocked Up
... during Hurricane Sandy? You're not alone. Read More »
Gun At Pregnant Smoker
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A man pointed a gun at a pregnant woman because she was smoking. Read More »
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  • A 29-year-old woman is suing the Christian college in San Diego, California, which fired her for getting pregnant out of wedlock. The woman had signed a “covenant” agreeing to “moral behavior,” including no premarital sex, but the agreement did not stipulate she would be fired. The school seemed to have no problem with her now-husband’s sex out of wedlock, though, because even after they had fired her, they offered him a job. [Feministing]
  • VIDA Women in Literary Arts’ annual byline count of men vs. women is depressing as usual.  [Poynter]
  • On how working mothers are seen as less competent and more irrational than other women. [The Atlantic]
  • Mortgage lenders are also in trubs for disqualifying pregnant women and women on maternity leave from receiving mortgages, which runs afoul of the Fair Housing Act. [MSN]
  • A survey about rape/nonconsensual penetration from five years ago has been leaked to the school newspaper, The Daily Princetonian. [Jezebel] Keep reading »

Josh Duhamel Is Already Being The Cutest Dad Ever

Josh On Fergie
Fergie and Josh Duhamel
Josh Duhamel explains what attracted him to Fergie. Read More »
Cute Celeb Kids
Blue Ivy and 14 other cute celeb kids who set our ovaries aflutter. Read More »

“I’ve had full conversations with the baby already. I’m trying my best to communicate from beyond the womb. Whether it can hear me, I don’t know, but I’m talking to it a lot.”

Josh Duhamel tells People about the lengthy chats he’s been having with Fergie’s pregnant belly. And it gets even better, as he explains how pregnancy has changed the couple’s connection: “I look at her now as not only my beautiful wife, but also as the woman carrying our child. That takes our relationship to a whole new level.” Siiiiigh. I’ve been nursing an unhealthily huge crush on Josh ever since I accidentally saw “Safe Haven” last week, and these kinds of quotes are not helping. [People]

Confirmed: It Is Possible For A Kids’ Sneakers Commercial To Make You Want To Vomit

11-Year-Old's Tattoo
If your 11-year-old asks for a tattoo, you should probably say no. Read More »
7-Year-Old Pole Dancer
human barbie pole dance photo
The "Human Barbie" taught her 7-year-old daughter to pole dance. Read More »
Baby Keg Stand
People are not laughing at this picture of a baby doing a keg stand. Read More »
daddys money sketchers
Daddy's Money?

These sneaker wedges are totally cool. This commercial that’s been running on MTV? Not so much. Sketchers’ two-inch-high sneaker wedges are called Daddy’$, pronounced “Daddy’s Money,” and the tweens in the commercial sing about a “hot daddy’s girl” — all at once innocent and sexy and spending your “daddy’s” cash. Not your own money or your family’s money — your daddy’s money. (Do they mean your actual daddy that changed your shit-stained diapers or your creepy older boyfriend? Not clear!) This commercial just gives me the skeevs and not just because the person who bought and paid for all my sneakers growing up was my mom.  [Babble]

Lil Poopy Is A 9-Year-Old Rapper Who Slaps Adult Woman’s Ass In Music Video

Called The C-Word
The Onion crossed the line by tweeting that Quvenzhane Wallis was a c-word. Read More »
Sexualizing Girls
"Toddlers & Tiars" moms vs. media: who's sexualizing these girls? Read More »
Teach Boys Not To Rape
On Steubenville High School and teaching boys not to rape. Read More »

Nine-years-old is apparently old enough for pint-sized actress Quvenzhané Wallis to be called a c**t.

So why not let a nine-year-old rapper called Lil Poopy slap an adult woman’s ass in his music video for “Pop That Remix”? Childhood — who needs it?

Ugh. When the fuck did we stop letting children be children and start sexualizing them?

Keep reading »

Eye Roll: Parents Sue Over Yoga In Public Schools Because It “Promotes Eastern Religions”

7 Types Of People
... who will annoy you in yoga class. Read More »
Nightmare In Yoga Class
This writer's pants ripped at the worst time. Read More »
My Hot Yoga Teacher
Ami pens a love letter to her hot yoga teacher. Read More »
child yoga

Sometimes I do not have anything deeper to say other than “Shut up.”

And those are my choice words for the California parents who are suing their children’s school district over yoga classes being taught in a class.  That’s not very Zen, is it?  Keep reading »

Texas Teen Sues Parents For Right To Not Have An Abortion

I'm A Pro-Choice Mom
mommie dearest abortion
Avital is a mother who supports legal abortion. Read More »
Teen Pregnancy Drops
juno pregnant
American teens are slightly less pregnant than in years past. Read More »
Ab Only Sex Ed Sucks
Every teenager in Mississippi is pregnant, basically. Read More »
Glamorizing Teen Moms?
Is teen pregnancy glamorized by shows like MTV's "Teen Mom"? Read More »

Mostly when we discuss the “right to choose,” we focus on the right to safe and legal access to abortion.  We mostly focus abortion as the “choice” because a woman’s right to make her own family planning decisions is constantly under attack from conservative politicians and the anti-abortion movement, both of which are pickled with the Religious Right.

But a woman’s right to make her own family planning decisions also includes the choice make a family — even, in a recent case out of Texas, if the woman in question is a pregnant 16-year-old girl whose parents were trying to force her to have an abortion. Keep reading »

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