PERSPECTIVE -- “Women are in a terrible new bind,” by Katherine Clark and Fatima Goss Graves: “If Congress allows the child care system to collapse, it is women who will pay the price. This is particularly true of single mothers, who lead nearly 1 in 4 American households and were laid off at twice the rate of other working parents over the course of this downturn. The vast majority of single mothers working in the food and service industry — including 8 out of 10 who worked as waitresses are now unemployed through no fault of their own and to the detriment of their children and their future stability.
“Young women and girls are watching this moment very closely. Whether they are on a mother's lap while she conducts Zoom meetings or graduating from high school and college into a historic level of national uncertainty, this vibrant generation of girls are keenly aware of how we as a society are valuing women in this time of crisis. A new generation of American women will be defined by how we strengthen the position of women as workers and mothers, enabling them to pursue dreams professional and personal on equal footing with men.”