Communications, Culture & Society

Gender roles are formed and reinforced from earliest childhood through family relations, social and cultural strictures and norms. Today, family structures are shifting as nuclear and extended families undergo transformations due to economic and societal changes. The traditional archetype of one father and one mother plus children reflects only 25 percent of families in the U.S. Parental roles are also evolving as single-parent, same-sex couples and adoptive parents become increasingly common. Laws and employment policies are gradually reflecting these changes but more effort needs to be focused on providing family-friendly support from affordable, accessible, quality child and elder care to flexible work arrangements.

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In the immediate aftermath of Trayvon Martin’s death, The Talk was a buzzphrase in many mouths.  The Talk – the cautions, warnings,...
Sexism is not a one-party issue. Expectations to fulfill gender role requirements do not only negatively affect women, but men as well. The cards we...
Is it possible to think of your mother without also conjuring up notions of the Great Mother, that archetype so deeply embedded within our cultures...
Quality early care and education are truly a gifts that will keep on giving, not only to mothers, but to all of us.  We’re not saying that...

News

  • Statement of Cecile Richards, President of PPFA on the Executive Order of the President on Abortion and Health Care Reform

  • First Lady Michelle Obama to Serve as National Honorary Chair of Girls Inc. Board of Directors

  • Civil Rights Legend Dorothy Height Passes

  • Obama hails Height as humble force for equality