The Shriver Report – Lauren Sandler

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Lauren Sandler

Lauren Sandler is the author of the new bestselling book One and Only: The Freedom of Having an Only Child, and the Joy of Being One, and Righteous: Dispatches from the Evangelical Youth Movement. She has written investigative reporting, features, opinion pieces, and personal essays on gender, religion, and cultural politics for publications including Time, The New York Times, Slate, New York, The Atlantic, Mother Jones, The Nation, The New Republic, Business Week, Elle, Marie Claire, and Salon. She has appeared on NPR, PBS, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC and the BBC.  She lives in Brooklyn.

Gender Equality Is a Myth!
By Beyoncé Knowles-Carter
We need to stop buying into the myth about gender equality. It isn’t a reality yet. Today, women make up half of the U.S. workforce, but the average working woman earns only 77 percent of what the average working man makes. But unless women and men both say this is unacceptable, things will not change.  → Read More
The Mommy Wars: Why We Are Fighting the Wrong Fight
When I got pregnant, I swore up and down that I would not become one of the many women I knew, both personally and as a reader, whose release from the maternity ward came with what felt like a requirement to shelve their previous interests and write about motherhood. Not me, I said: babies be damned, I’ll write instead about religion, ideology, and sometimes war. But once I became a mother, I quickly learned that motherhood in America is religion and ideology. And it is war.
But it’s not the right war.  → Read More