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February 4, 2015

Childless at 40: When Ideology Trumps Common Sense

In the most recent post at Motherlode, The New York Times‘ work and family blog, author Susan Shapiro writes about being childless in a postfeminist world. Specifically, how and why her circumstances came to be. The more I read stories like hers, those in which women...

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July 2, 2014

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June 18, 2014

The View’ Debates the Significance of Dad

The Last week on The View, guest co-host Terry Crews got into a scuffle with his female co-hosts by emphasizing the importance of fathers. “There are some things that only a father can give you,” he said. Crews listed a number of things, one of which is confidence....

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May 27, 2014

Of course parenting is a full-time job. Duh.

Imagine saying something as controversial as “motherhood is a full-time job.” That’s what actress Emma Thompson said over the weekend. Although, to be fair, it was probably this statement that rubbed women the wrong way: “You can’t be a great mum and keep working all the...

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March 29, 2014

March 24, 2014

Do Mothers “Have” to Work?

For years I’ve been challenging the popularly held notion that mothers today ‘have’ to work. That statement is just too simplistic—there’s so much more to it than meets the eye. Clearly, if a woman has children to support and she isn’t married, she must provide an...

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March 12, 2014

Why Aren’t There More Women at the Top?

Originally published at The Daily Caller. The question has been the focus of much conversation lately, thanks to Facebook COO-turned gender equality advocate Sheryl Sandberg. It began with her 2010 TED talk, which ultimately became a book entitled Lean In, which ultimately became a movement. Sandberg’s message is...

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March 11, 2014

So Much Is Wrong with Sandberg’s ‘Bossy’ Campaign

Note to Suzanne’s subscribers: If you’re receiving this post in your inbox, be sure to click on www.suzannevenker.com to see our new website, which includes a new button that informs you of Suzanne’s upcoming media appearances! On the cover of this past weekend’s Parade magazine and the Review...

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