Sharon Lerner

Sharon Lerner is a senior fellow at Demos and the author of The War on Moms: On Life in a Family-Unfriendly Nation. Follow her on Twitter or email her at

The XX Factor
June 28 2012 1:16 PMWhy Women Stand To Gain the Most From the Health Care Decision
Feb. 22 2012 12:25 PM“The Help” Gets Its DueNew laws mean domestic workers finally have to be treated like other employees.
Sept. 26 2011 4:14 PMKnocked Up and Knocked DownWhy America's widening fertility class divide is a problem.
The XX Factor
Sept. 23 2010 5:00 PMYes, You Will Keep Paying for Birth Control
May 24 2010 3:34 PMHow Could One of America's Most Sexist Companies End Up on Working Mother's Best 100 List?And what does that say about American employers' glowing reports about their own "family-friendliness"?
The XX Factor
May 6 2010 4:34 PMWill the Pill Be Covered Once Health Care Reform Is Enacted?
The XX Factor
Oct. 6 2009 2:08 PMThe Complicated Calculus of Children and Careers
May 22 2012 6:30 AMWhy Are Stay-at-Home Mothers More Depressed?The latest battleground in the war on moms.
Dec. 22 2011 7:08 AMIs 40 Weeks the Ideal Maternity Leave Length?Long leaves are good for both babies and mothers, but extra-long leaves may not be, and other surprising lessons from Europe. 
Jan. 18 2011 10:26 AMThe DIY AbortionTwo new studies on how American women end their own pregnancies.
Aug. 17 2010 10:03 AMYes, You Can Get Fired After Taking Maternity LeaveThe confusing state of family-leave policies.
The XX Factor
May 7 2010 5:29 PMThe Best Mother's Day Gift
Feb. 17 2010 9:33 AMWill Obama Help You Get Decent Child Care?He's the first president to care about it, at least.
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Oct. 5 2009 2:37 PMThe Stresses of Motherhood Affect Non-Mothers, Too


Frame Game

Hard Knocks

I was hit by a teacher in an East Texas public school. It taught me nothing.

Chief Justice John Roberts Says $1,000 Can’t Buy Influence in Congress. Looks Like He’s Wrong.

After This Merger, One Company Could Control One-Third of the Planet's Beer Sales

Hidden Messages in Corporate Logos

If You’re Outraged by the NFL, Follow This Satirical Blowhard on Twitter

Sports Nut

Giving Up on Goodell

How the NFL lost the trust of its most loyal reporters.

How Can We Investigate Potential Dangers of Fracking Without Being Alarmist?

My Year as an Abortion Doula       

  News & Politics
Sept. 16 2014 9:22 AM The Most Populist Campaign of 2014
Sept. 15 2014 7:27 PM Could IUDs Be the Next Great Weapon in the Battle Against Poverty?
Atlas Obscura
Sept. 16 2014 8:00 AM The Wall Street Bombing: Low-Tech Terrorism in Prohibition-era New York
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 15 2014 3:31 PM My Year As an Abortion Doula
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Sept. 15 2014 11:38 AM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 4  A spoiler-filled discussion of "Listen."
Brow Beat
Sept. 16 2014 9:13 AM Clive James, Terminally Ill, Has Written an Exquisitely Resigned Farewell Poem
Future Tense
Sept. 16 2014 7:36 AM The Inspiration Drought Why our science fiction needs new dreams.
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 16 2014 7:30 AM A Galaxy of Tatooines
Sports Nut
Sept. 15 2014 9:05 PM Giving Up on Goodell How the NFL lost the trust of its most loyal reporters.