Posts tagged "maternity leave"

76 Percent Of Ferguson Residents Are At The Mercy Of A Racist Police Force

The most shocking finding from the DOJ report on Ferguson is that more than 75 percent of Ferguson residents have standing arrest warrants.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 16, 2015

Brazilian President Rousseff Has Signed A New Femicide Law

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff has signed a femicide bill into law, which increases the penalties for the murder of women relating to domestic violence.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 10, 2015

Alabama’s Supreme Court Won’t Stop Gay Marriage In The State

Alabama’s Supreme Court decided not to impede gay marriages in the state. [New York Times]
Slate has a guide on best practices when writing about Bruce Jenner and gender transition. [Slate]
A 61-year-old man has been cleared of privacy charges after taking an upskirt photo of a 13-year-old girl. [Daily Dot]…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 9, 2015

President Obama Speaks Out In Support Of Paid Maternity Leave

President Obama spoke out yesterday in support of paid maternity leave and paid family leave. “There is only one developed country in the world that does not offer paid maternity leave,” the president said. “That is us. And that is not the list you want to be on by your lonesome.” [Yahoo]
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By: Jessica Wakeman / June 24, 2014

Mommie Dearest: 9 Gifts Mothers Really Deserve This Mother’s Day

Save the breakfast in bed, chocolate, flowers, and handmade macaroni necklaces. This Mother’s Day, I’m after something just a little bit more. On a day created to honor and respect all mothers, I feel that we sometimes fall a little short. And so, I humbly present to you my list of alternative Mother’s Day gifts:…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / May 9, 2013

Mommie Dearest: Four Months Maternity Leave? We Wish!

Pop star Shakira gave birth to her son, Milan, back in January. Since then, she’s been hard at work promoting her new gig as a judge on the NBC show, “The Voice.” As part of that promotion, Shakira spoke with US Weekly and weighed in with some thoughts on motherhood:
On getting her pre-baby body

By: Avital Norman Nathman / April 30, 2013

Megyn Kelly Defends Maternity Leave In Unlikely Feminist Fox News Moment

Something, dare I say, feminist happened over at Fox News yesterday! Anchorwoman Megyn Kelly schooled her guest, jerkface/conservative talk radio host Mike Gallagher, for calling her three months’ maternity leave a “racket” on his radio show. You know, maternity leave — that time a woman takes off work to recuperate after an 8…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 9, 2011

Breastfeeding Is Like Slim Fast In Diapers, Says New PSA

Burning 500 calories a day without any cardiovascular exercise? Sign me up!

Oh wait, you mean I have to go through childbirth and then breastfeed a baby? Damn it, New York State Department of Health. There you go burying the lede.

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 22, 2010

This Is How We’d Like To Announce We’re Back From Maternity Leave

In case there was any doubt in your mind, Victoria’s Secret Angel Adriana Lima is back from maternity leave. Sure, she walked in the Louis Vuitton show a few weeks ago, but that didn’t involve stripping on camera, so we remained skeptical. Color us creepy, but all we’ve got to say about this i…

By: Lily Q / April 27, 2010

French Politician Returned To Work Five Days After C-Section

French Justice Minister Rachida Dati returned to work just five days after giving birth to her first child via C-section. This may seem like a commendable feat to some, but this is sending a rather scary message to moms and working women, in general: You must be a “Super Indestructible Mom.”…

By: Annika Harris / January 16, 2009