parenting

Ask Bear: I'm a Queer Femme Woman—Can I Call Myself "Papa"?

A queer parenting conundrum.  Read more »

Egged On: The commodified altruism of the assisted-reproduction industry

Paid egg donation is often framed as a miraculous, even selfless, act when in reality it is a big business that hinges on well-oiled marketing and recruitment practices. Read more »

Ain’t I A Mommy: Why are so few motherhood memoirs penned by women of color?

The absence of Black mommy memoirs reflects the lack of mainstream Black women’s stories about motherhood in general.  Read more »

Ask Bear: My Kids Are Now Adults—But They Still Don't Get Along

Advice columnist S. Bear Bergman fields a question about frustrating family dynamics.  Read more »

"The Mama Sherpas" Shines a Light on the Skills of Midwives

The new documentary explores the role midwives play in improving how Americans deal with pregnancy and birth.  Read more »

Popaganda Episode: How to Talk to Kids About Pop Culture

  As kids, we learn about the world through pop culture—for better or worse. On this week’s episode of Popaganda, we have three discussions about kids and pop culture. First, Tomas Moniz, the founder of Rad Dad... Read more »

"Fresh Off the Boat" Takes on Sexual Harrassment and Consent

When was the last time you saw date rape discussed during a primetime sitcom? Read more »

“Jane the Virgin” Has a Surprisingly Progressive Take on Sex

The fact that the show devoted an entire episode to the topic of abortion is significant. Read more »

Capitalism Hates a Hand-Me-Down

Old Navy divides even lunch bags into “boys only” and “girls only.”  Until I became a parent almost eight years ago, I had never thought much about gender in children’s clothes and toys. Read more »

When a Woman is a Daddy to Her Kids

I was well into my thirties when my partner of six years and I signed ourselves up for parenting. And I mean signed up literally. Read more »

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What I Learned About Gender and Power from Sailor Moon

My life began in 1995 — the year I turned eight and became a divorced kid.    Read more »