Lots of stuff about the wimmin this week. Hopefully the links will all work– apparently blogger has been eating posts and comments. WordPress rocks.
We start with FSP and some of the super annoying commentary we have gotten from men whose wives stay at home with their kids. The comments are also illuminating.
We discovered the happiest mom this week (thanks wandering scientist!) The post itself is fascinating about how women have always hired folks to help out, which is true, even poor women had someone help with the laundry back in the day (it also dovetails nicely with our upcoming Monday’s post on labor market participation of married women over time). A followup addresses some of the bashing of women who don’t do their womanly duty of unpaid household labor because somehow woman’s work is too degrading to pay someone else to do, unlike, say, yard work. Also, an older post on guilt (which we are against) with the addendum that when women do this they’re making it worse for the rest of us who don’t want to feel guilty about things… like all those skinny women in LA who constantly say they’re fat and shouldn’t be eating that — OMG — french fry! Glad to be back in the heart-land where I don’t feel guilty for being almost normal weight.
A fantastic xkcd comic on how there have been many many women scientists who are not as famous as Marie Curie because they were discriminated against. If you’ve ever read The Double Helix, you know that Rosalind Franklin deserved that Nobel and that Watson should have been put in jail for theft. It’s all there in Watson’s words.
won’t someone think of the children!? (no, really, please do think of the children.) Related: tax bills in 2009 lowest since 1950. I’d be willing to pay a little more in taxes for the future to be a little less terrible for these kids.
Here’s a link stolen from Donna Freedman from Scalzi way back in 2005, on being poor. There’s a reason we save a LOT.
An exciting announcement from Hyperbole and a Half!
We’re in this week’s carnival of personal finance.