Fem2.0 Blog Carnival: For Women, the Other Side of Work Is NOT Play… It's Caregiving
Women take care of children, spouses, parents, family members, friends. We dominate the caregiving professions, like nursing or social work. Ask anyone receiving care of any kind and he or she will most likely tell you that the primary caregiver is a woman.
Caregiving is a job for which women usually don't get or expect monetary compensation. It is a critical aspect of work/life and healthcare issues. How can caregiving be made easier to make our lives easier?
Two weeks ago the Disarm Domestic Violence Campaign launched worldwide. The first international campaign to protect women from gun violence featured women activists from 28 countries who spoke out against small arms proliferation through art, advocacy, media outreach, and direct action.
I've been reading Dawn forever and each time I get a chance to mention her as a mom blog I do. This Woman's Work is an amazing blog.
In a nutshell, Dawn has brought us along on her journey as a mom to Noah, wife to Brett, through her & Brett's desire to be parents again and their decision to bring Madison, through adoption, into their family. What sets Dawn's blog a part of other mom blogs is her honesty. The epitome of her honesty is how she is managing the open adoption of Madison.
Sunday I joked to my husband that it was Father's Day, "Time for your lecture from the President!" But it's only a joke to us because my daughter's dad is in her life and that we have the "ideal" family going here. It's not a joke that far too many kids are living without their fathers. And I don't mean not living in the same home, but kids who can't remember the last time their dads came around to say hi. I have too many men and boys in my life who just don't know their dads.
Good thing Carol Adams' The Sexual Politics of Meat is being re-released this year. Twenty years after its original publication and still PETA thinks objectifying women is an effective strategy to end animal cruelty.