Murphy Brown’s Daughters

Has Dan Quayle ever watched Drop Dead Diva? I doubt it, but recent episodes might horrify him. In 1992, our then-Vice President warned Americans about “Murphy Brown, a character who supposedly epitomizes today’s intelligent, highly paid professional woman, mocking the importance of fathers by bearing a child alone and calling it just another lifestyle choice”. … Continue reading

Parenting in a Bad Economy

The New York Times magazine’s current cover story reads like an article in search of a trend. The Times interviewed three educated women who stayed home with their young children and are now ready to work again. The article may induce anxiety in stay-at-home mothers and validate working mothers, but does it really teach us … Continue reading

Weinergate’s Littlest Casualty

In 2011, I sympathized with Huma Abedin. Anthony Weiner was undoubtedly abhorrent, but when she announced her pregnancy, I thought I understood her calculus: Better to stay together and offer their child an intact family life. Today, Huma makes more sense to me as a political player than a mother, though. I watched Anthony Weiner’s … Continue reading

Is ‘Verily’ the Future of Women’s Magazines?

If you’re a woman who loves reading about fashion, culture and relationships — a woman who finds that Cosmopolitan and Glamour don’t speak to you — you should know about Verily magazine. It’s not your typical women’s magazine, and it’s motto proves that fact: “Less of who you should be, more of who you are.” … Continue reading