Category Archives: breadwinning

New young-adulthood

Trendspotting: New Adult by Sarah Wethern,, February 21, 2013   Let’s face it, teens today can’t see their futures as easy. On top of their everyday pressures — struggling with new feelings for some peers, maintaining grades, exploring their own interests … Continue reading

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Voice of a female journalist from the 1930s

An hour with Lotta Dempsey: a journalist and columnist who practiced her craft at a time when working for a newspaper was not considered a ‘ladylike’ profession. Growing up among the “Famous Five,” she got her start at the Edmonton … Continue reading

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The New Woman and the Bachelor Girl

The New Woman, 1880-1915 by Evangeline Holland,, March 17, 2009 The Edwardian era appeared rife with social movements, but none caused as much furor as the “New Woman.” From Paris to London to New York to San Francisco, this … Continue reading

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You mean women aren’t just gallivanting around, forgetting to have kids?

The Real Reason Women “Delay” Motherhood: Money by Anna North,, July 23, 2010 According to a British survey, women are “delaying” motherhood not because they’re too busy doing selfish independent-lady things, but because they don’t have the money. The … Continue reading

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Wealthy, Whiny, White; or, “Privilege Lit”

Eat, Pray, Spend: Priv-Lit and the New, Enlightened American Dream By Joshunda Sanders and Diana Barnes-Brown, Illustrated by Ana Mouyis, For decades, self-help literature and an obsession with wellness have captivated the imaginations of countless liberal Americans. Even now, … Continue reading

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Return of the Babysitters

  Say Hello To Your Future: Could The Baby-Sitters Club Inspire Young Girls To Create Their Own Jobs? By Hortense,, March 20, 2010 When I was in 4th grade, my friends and I shared an obsession with the Baby-Sitters … Continue reading

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“Keeping women happy” in 1943

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