43 Following

A Reading Vocation

"I Must Read, Read, and Read. It is my Vocation." - Thomas Merton

This is where I chronicle my reading life.  I also blog about writing at Lacey's Late-night Editing.


The Feminine Mistake: Are We Giving Up Too Much? - Leslie Bennetts
"Despite the widespread cultural support for full-time motherhood in recent years, some analysts nonetheless discern a double standard that discriminates between the haves and the have-nots. Right-wingers have long railed against welfare mothers who stay home with their children while living on public assistance, and conservatives applaud the welfare reforms requiring low-income mothers to work as a condition of receiving benefits, which resulted in sharp declines in welfare case-loads. But those very same conservatives are among the most impassioned advocates of full-time motherhood for the privileged. "