Situational Analysis – January 26, 2021

 

Welcome to Tuesday! It’s First Lady Abby Cox’s birthday. Happy, happy, Madam First Lady!

Today’s must read article comes from Savannah Hopkinson, who writes that while mothers bore the brunt of pandemic job loss, feminism did not fail them. Society did. “When disaster struck,” she writes, “America’s only backup system was its societal expectation of mothers, leaving them to bear the brunt of the fallout.” More from the article: “As writer Meg Conley put it, “Whether we labor in our homes or outside of them, every mother will wake up every morning remembering that when it comes to their needs, America just can’t really be bothered.” In September 2020, 865,000 women left the workforce — four times the number of men. An unspoken truth and paradox about American society is that, while we consistently place families at the center of our values, we place little value in giving them enough time to flourish.” So if you only have time for one thing today, please go read the entire piece: “A ‘new normal’ should treat working mothers better than the pandemic did.”

 

TICK TOCK

38 days to the end of the 2021 Utah Legislature (3/5/21)
78 days until the end of the Cox/Henderson administration’s first 100 days (04/14/2021)
94 days until the Biden/Harris administration’s first 100 days are up (04/30/2021)