This is the story of one working mother who suddenly discovers she can no longer be a superwoman. But what’s needed is a political and economic context in which working mothers can understand their situation.
We know about the tea party Obamacare obstructionists in Congress. But even more damage is being done to the program’s implementation at the state level, where Republican refusal to expand Medicaid freezes out some 30 million people from coverage.
Although some media outlets make it seem as though women choose to leave or join the workforce, the truth is the decision often has more to do with desperation. The recession is taking its toll on everyone, and mothers are no exception.