Wealth or Good Parenting? Framing the Privileges of the Rich

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“What is it that I want?” Jane Van Galen asked herself this question after reading a gushing profile of an “island cabin” in The Seattle Times. It begins: “Lots of folks have lots of reasons for wanting their own piece of land out of town” and quotes one of the new cabin’s owners who, when […]

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For Better or For Worse: The Fight over Single Parenting

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“It’s better to be raised by a single mom.” “It’s worse to be raised by a single mother.” The first argument cited above was written by a single mother who believes that her choice to raise her children on her own gave them “grit.” The second argument was made by a man raised by a […]

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