Connie Schultz talks about the recent Pew Report on “Breadwinner Moms”

June 4, 2013

Working moms and guilt trips
Syndicated columnist Connie Schultz shares her personal experience as she comments about the Pew Research Center’s recent study showing that in forty percent of households with children, mothers are either the primary breadwinners or the only providers. Related reading: The same study found that “that the public remains of two minds about the gains mothers have made in the workplace–most recognize the clear economic benefits to families, but many voice concerns about the toll that having a working mother may take on children or even marriage.” Also related to this discussion is an upbeat and informative New York Times opinion piece titled,”The Triumph of the Working Mother,” in which noted author and family history scholar Stephanie Coontz provides evidence of the many positives of women in the workplace. Meanwhile, the negative reaction of a group of men on Fox News has caused quite a stir  and angry retorts from even the channel’s own female colleagues!

Letha Dawson Scanzoni
Letha Dawson Scanzoni (1935-2024) was an independent scholar, writer, and editor, and the author or coauthor of nine books. In 1978, she and Virginia Ramey Mollenkott wrote Is the Homosexual My Neighbor?, one of the earliest books urging evangelical Christians to rethink their views on homosexuality (updated edition, 1994, HarperOne). More recently, Letha coauthored (with social psychologist David G. Myers) What God Has Joined Together: The Christian Case for Gay Marriage (HarperOne, 2005 and 2006). Another of Letha’s most well-known books is All We’re Meant to Be: Biblical Feminism for Today, coauthored with Nancy A. Hardesty (Word Books, 1974; revised edition, Abingdon, 1986; updated and expanded edition, Eerdmans, 1992). Letha served as editor of Christian Feminism Today in both its former print edition (EEWC Update) and its website for 19 years until her retirement in December 2013.


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