Posts tagged "single mother"

Study: Single Mothers The Reason For The Decline Of Men?

Nerd alert!  I feel very "Lord of the Rings" whenever I read about the "fall" of men: dramatic, old fashioned, and spoken in Cate Blanchett's voice.  And the conversation (like the trilogy) seems never-ending.  From Hanna Rosin's book The End of Men to Charles Murray's Coming Apart, everybody must add their two cents about why…

By: Sarah Gray / March 21, 2013

True Story: What You Don’t Know — But Should — About Single Mothers

I'm going to propose something that may seem radical, given the hysteria that single motherhood seems to conjure in American society. The typical single mother? She doesn't exist. As a solo-parenting mother (which is different than a single parent -- this is a nuanced "issue" my friends!), I've searched high and low to find out…

By: Marlee Sheaffer / December 12, 2012

Irish Politician To Swap Lives With Single Mother For A Week

Like an episode of "Wife Swap" with feminist underpinnings and adorable accents,  an Irish politician plans to swap lives for a week with a single mother of three. Senator John Gilroy from County Cork in Ireland will live trade lives with Andrea Gagley, an activist with Single Parents Acting For The Rights Of Kids. Gagley…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 16, 2012

The Soapbox: I’ve Been A Single Mom And Rick Santorum Can Kiss My Ass

Senator Rick Santorum — long known for his insightful analyses of same-sex marriage (a mere gateway, as he alluded, to human-dog couples) and more recently for his repudiation of education — proclaimed in 1994 that before single mothers continued on their heedless quest to destroy the "fabric of the country," they needed a swift "kick…

By: Jennifer Baumgardner / March 14, 2012

Today’s Lady News: Mike Huckabee Slams Natalie Portman For Having Baby “Out Of Wedlock”

Republican presidential nominee wannabe Mike Huckabee opened his big gaping maw to condemn Natalie Portman for having a baby "out of wedlock" with her fiancé, Benjamin Millipied. Huckabee criticized Portman on a conservative radio show."One of the things that's troubling is that people see a Natalie Portman or some other Hollywood starlet who boasts of,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 4, 2011

Can Someone Explain Why Sandra Bullock’s Adoption Is “Sweet Revenge”?

Wronged wife Sandra Bullock dropped the bombshell-of-all-bombshells when she announced on the cover of People magazine yesterday that she adopted a baby boy in January. And while I'm happy as a clam for Sandra and little Louis Bardo Bullock, I also find the way the media's handling the story to be quite odd. The New

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 29, 2010