What Does Invisible Labor Contribute to the Gender Pay Gap?
A conversation with Amy Westervelt, who developed the Invisible Labor Calculator to help women determine the market value of their uncompensated labor.
Pornography Enthusiasts Are Less Misogynistic Than the Average American Man
New research finds that attendees at an adult expo are more likely to respect working mothers.
Why Is Participation in Food Assistance Programs Like WIC Declining?
New analysis of federal data shows the largest single-year decrease in WIC's history. Participation is down in SNAP and the school lunch program too.
Angela Garbes' Book Will Change How We Talk About Childbirth
The author of "Like a Mother" chats with Pacific Standard about childbirth, baby books, and the narratives excluded from the pregnancy conversation.
Viewfinder: After Becoming the Second Head of State to Give Birth While in Office, New Zealand's Prime Minister Brings Her Newborn to the U.N.
In June, Jacinda Ardern, the prime minister of New Zealand, became only the second head of state in modern history to give birth while in office.
Single Mothers Are Having Their Moment in American Politics
A growing number of single women are running for public office. In order to beat their opponents, they may need to shatter some unfair stigmas first.
Why a Small Program in Kentucky Is Encouraging Drug-Using Mothers to Breastfeed Their Newborns
PATHways, an innovative, new program housed at the University of Kentucky, provides both prenatal and addiction care to mothers with substance use disorders. So far, it's having positive results.
Can Smoking During Pregnancy Create a Socially Deviant Kid?
New research suggests tobacco exposure in the womb elevates one's risk of later antisocial behavior.
Tae-Gyo: Prenatal Intensive Mothering in South Korea
If you're only going to have one kid, you put everything you have into it.
In the United States, Single Motherhood Is Bad for Your Health
As privileged women increasingly embrace their “inner spinster,” a new study offers a timely reminder that single motherhood still comes with serious, material disadvantages for most women in this country.
How Does It Feel to Be the Biological Parent of Your Sister's Child?
An early look at a Pacific Standard story that's currently only available to print and digital magazine subscribers.
Lactation Breeds Lack: The High Cost of Breastfeeding
New research finds mothers who breastfeed for six months or longer are more likely to suffer a severe and prolonged loss of earnings.