Isabel Greiner

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Maternity Leave Policies in America Hurt Working Moms

In May of last year, I took a trip to Nevada to report a profile of a political candidate. After a three-hour interview with my subject, a member of …

Pregnancy

What are the risks of overtreating the many to help the few? – Jeff Wheelwright

Most health-conscious people are familiar with the concept of risk factors for disease. We’re too familiar, in fact. A risk factor is like the guest …

Overkill

An avalanche of unnecessary medical care is harming patients physically and financially. What can we do about it?<p>It was lunchtime before my afternoon surgery clinic, which meant that I was at my desk, eating a ham-and-cheese sandwich and clicking through medical articles. Among those which caught …

A Young Student Athlete’s Depression, Hidden on Social Media

The day after Madison jumped, Jim walked to the top of the parking garage. He read the phrase, She had wings on. He spoke with Madison’s friends. He …

University of Pennsylvania

Would you be the same person if you were a different gender? – Charlotte Witt

A few years ago a blog called <i>The Philosophy Smoker</i> hosted a discussion of women’s dress. The blog’s motto (‘In which issues concerning the profession …

Home Economics: The Link Between Work-Life Balance and Income Equality

The central conflict of domestic life right now isn't men versus women or mothers versus fathers; it's the family against money.<p>My wife leans in. A year ago, after nine hours of labor, she received an epidural and immediately asked me to pass the iPad so she could send a note to work. I suggested …

Why I Put My Wife’s Career First

The well-being of children, the status of women, and the happiness of men will depend on whether more fathers are willing to take on primary parenting roles.<p>Three years ago, my wife, Anne-Marie Slaughter, wrote in these pages about how difficult it remains for women to “have it all”—a family and a …

To This Day