Ester Bloom

Ester Bloom

Writer, editor

Pop culture, politics, literature, highly personal finance, business, feminism

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The Term “Stay-at-Home Mom” Needs to Go. Let’s Bring Back “Homemaker.”

Everyone agrees: The term “stay-at-home mom” is no good. Yet no one agrees on what label would be better. Now that the percentage of American women identifying as SAHMs is on the rise—according to a new Pew survey out this month, “The share of mothers who do not work outside......

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The Silly, Destructive Myth That Men Don’t Read Women

It has become a truism that “men don’t read women.” The assertion is taken as self-evident by feminist publications like Salon (“while women read books written by men, men do not tend to reciprocate”) and shown anecdotally by blogs. It is also perpetuated by male bastions like Esquire, which recently......

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A Lot Fewer American Women Are Choosing to Give Birth Early, Thanks to Obamacare

In 2010, 17 percent of babies in the United States were born by way of early elective deliveries, which are medically unnecessary induced or C-section ......