Elizabeth Grace Matthew works in higher education. She holds a B.A. in English literature from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.A. in English literature from Penn State University, and an Ed.D. in educational leadership from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.
Lara Bazelon's 'Ambitious Like a Mother' raises (perhaps unintentionally) some interesting questions about gender, work, family and ambition—and how individual women (and men) who are blessed with options might want that four-way intersection to look.
Emily Oster's new book wades through the data on questions relevant to many parents of school-age kids. But the book is less about the data itself and more about how to frame decisions on these topics and others in the most effective, logical and efficient way.
For some young white men with sufficient academic ability to comprehend Peterson’s writing and lectures, it is actually news that the worry-free irresponsibility offered in the seeming safety of Neverland has psychological, emotional and spiritual consequences.
Reality is messier than than fiction that reduces historical figures like Hillary Clinton to the sum of her most oversimplified virtues and vices.
I do not mean that we need to stop having children. I mean that we need to stop engaging in the practices that have coincided with the widespread usage of “parent” as a verb.
The various arguments around Little Women have long boiled down to: does the novel empower women, or does it oppress them?