- The Labor Department announced it will expand protections for home care workers, a predominantly female and woman of color workforce that includes eldercare aides. These types of “companionship” domestic workers will now be guaranteed minimum wage and overtime pay. Babysitters, however, are still exempt from these pay protections. [New York Times, Think Progress]
- On the science around “fetal pain” and abortion. [New York Times]
- On the suicide of Audrie Pott, a 15-year-old girl who committed suicide after pictures of her rape were posted online. [Rolling Stone] Keep reading »
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Prepare your references, Mary Poppins. According to nanny hopefuls, if you’d like to be in the employ of the Jolie-Pitt family, you’d better have some skills. For starters, you must have a college degree in education or child development, be able to act as a personal educator, speak at least two languages (including the language of origin of the adopted kids), and be willing to globe trot. And your salary? Anywhere from $50,000 to $150,000 depending on your charge. Yes, I said charge. Each member of the brood gets their own personal nanny. I wonder whose nanny costs the most. I’m guessing Shiloh because of her fashion demands. Any applicants? [Celebitchy] Keep reading »
If I were to ever have a baby, and he were to be a son, I’d want him to be a really good, stand-up guy who treats women well. So, according to psychiatrist Dennis Friedman, if I want this to be the case, I need to avoid one fatal parenting flaw—getting him a nanny. “It introduces him to the concept of The Other Woman,” says Friedman. “As a result, he grows up with the idea that although he will one day go through all the social and sexual formalities of marriage, he will have at the back of his mind the notion of this other woman, who not only knows, but caters for, all his needs.” In other words, guys who had a nanny or long-term babysitter when they were babies are more likely to be dogs when they grow up.
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