Go and read: feminism and families

I’ve been too busy this week to do much participating at LP, but Kim has just written an absolute cracker of a post: Feminism good for families

Check it out (and let’s get it nominated for the Down Under Feminists Carnival, quick! (nominations close for next month’s carnival at the end of this month)).

Update: an interesting response from Skepticlawyer regarding the benefits of divorce to families, not just women. SL views the question through an economic incentive lens as well as a personal freedoms perspective.



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  1. No worries, Kim. I was sorry to see negativity pretty much throttle it right from the start.
    I was especially impressed with some of the stats that Coontz highlighted regarding the relationship between women’s access to justly remunerated work and the nutritional and educational benefits to their children.

  2. Yep, it would be interesting to read some of her sources, tigtog.

  3. I’ve just update the post with another link: an interesting response from Skepticlawyer regarding the benefits of divorce to families, not just women. SL views the question through an economic incentive lens as well as a personal freedoms perspective.

  4. Thanks, tigtog. I must admit I find Betsey Stevenson’s research fascinating and think that feminists of all stripes can get a great deal from it (including painting people into a corner when they demand empirical proof).
    skepticlawyers last blog post..Divorce may be a Good Thing (quel horreur!)

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