linda hirshman 

A SAHM's dirty little secret

These days, bringing up the "mommy wars" is as potentially explosive as a faux pas at a Middle East peace negotiation -- except everyone is a lot less diplomatic. I happened to grow up in a family of political junkies who loved to philosophize an...

Are mommybloggers lame? A Linda Hirshman debate.

I'm not a big fan of anyone who lumps an entire group together in a stereotype. Gays are immoral, Republicans are creepy. American tourists are rude, the overweight lack discipline...it goes on and on. So, when a debate regarding the constantly deplo...

Linda Hirshman's 'Get to Work' distorts Blogging Baby readers, writers

I keenly remember December 2005. It was the first Christmas for my second son, Truman. I got a new lens for my camera. And I spent the entire month with boiling blood thanks to Linda Hirshman's article telling me -- us -- that women who stayed h...

Hirshman betrays Friedan's life's work, says Salon

When Betty Friedan declared staying at home with children stifling in 1963, says Joan Walsh for Salon, starting so-called "choice feminism" ('I have a choice to stay home!') she didn't envision a world in which liberal feminists like Linda ...

The feminist elite talk back: L.'s story

When Linda Hirshman wrote about how “elite” (read: college-educated) women who stay at home with their kids frustrate feminism, it got quite a response from you all. We continue a series of profiles of moms and whether or not they fit her...

The feminist elite talk back: Pewari's story

When Linda Hirshman wrote about how “elite” (read: college-educated) women who stay at home with their kids frustrate feminism, it got quite a response from you all. We continue a series of profiles of moms and whether or not they fit her...

The feminist elite talk back: Bonnie's story

When Linda Hirshman wrote about how “elite” (read: college-educated) women who stay at home with their kids frustrate feminism, it got quite a response from you all. We continue a series of profiles of moms and whether or not they fit her...

The feminist elite talk back: Dani's story

When Linda Hirshman wrote about how “elite” (read: college-educated) women who stay at home with their kids frustrate feminism, it got quite a response from you all. We continue a series of profiles of moms and whether or not they fit her...

The feminist elite talk back: Ammie's story

When Linda Hirshman wrote about how “elite” (read: college-educated) women who stay at home with their kids frustrate feminism, it got quite a response from you all. We continue a series of profiles of moms and whether or not they fit her...

Top baby stories of 2005: #3 the anti-feminist 'elite' as told by Linda Hirshman

We're counting down the top five baby stories of the year; we started with celebrity births and moved into child-unfriendly coffee shops. But the topic that got me the most riled up this year was the debate over educated moms who stay at home with th...

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