The Women's Studies Dropout

A blog where feminist friends continue their class discussions



Lactation Room

I was filling my water bottle before class at my Mid-Atlantic Public University, when I suddenly became aware of this: A Lactation Room! Here is how my reaction unfolded: A lactation room?! Do we really need this? What's next, a... Continue Reading →


More Work for Mother: Part 2

Welcome to the second installment in our 4-part blog series on Ruth Schwartz Cowan’s seminal book More Work For Mother: The Ironies of Household Technology from the Open Hearth to the Microwave.  Today we will discuss how modern utilities and... Continue Reading →

More Work for Mother: Part 1

As a PhD student interested in technology and its role in society, professors are always suggesting interesting reading material.  Of course, I never read most of it, but this blog gave me a good excuse to finally read Ruth Schwartz... Continue Reading →

In Re: [Mother’s Name]

By Jen In September I began working for the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) in Texas. I was probably a little too excited to be starting a state job. I was very enthusiastic about the training process, but I'm sure... Continue Reading →

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