In a public radio feature about feminism yesterday, Governor Madeleine Kunin argued that it is time that American feminists got around to promoting family-friendly work policies that other nations have implemented for decades, such as paid family medical leave, affordable childcare, and flexible work options. As I listened, I wondered if this focus on family might be a good way to frame feminism for my as-yet unconverted to feminism Mormon associates, since that sparkly, happy word “family” seems to appeal to Mormons. However, are Mormons ready to support policies that help women to successfully navigate work and motherhood? Or are working mothers still seen as pariahs in our culture?
You can listen to Governor Kunin’s interview here.
And hear the complete podcast, “The 51%” here.