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In this week’s edition of Slate’s parenting podcast Mom and Dad Are Fighting, Slate editors Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois unpack Dan’s recent admission that he has “secret disdain” for stay-at-home parents. Where does this disdain come from? Why is this such a charged issue? The hosts talk about the economic realities of stay-at-home parents with Pew Research’s Gretchen Livingston, and then call Elise, a Mom and Dad listener (and stay-at-home mom) who challenged Dan after the episode in question. Plus triumphs and fails, angry emails, and recommendations.
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Dan recommends Shirley Jackson’s sweet and tart memoir of stay-at-home momhood, Life Among the Savages.
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