Female job applicants with children are 44 percent less likely to be hired for a job than are childless women with similar qualifications. Fathers, by contrast, are 19 percent MORE likely to be hired than are comparably qualified men without children.
I know that a thousand girls
have loved a thousand boys,
but I want the aching in my heart
to be different
But I cannot tell if he only
loves me behind closed doors
and under rumpled sheets,
or if he wants to kiss me just as much
as I want to kiss him—
and he is a little bit scared too.
I don’t remember the last time a boy
called me beautiful
And I can’t help but wonder
if I have traded my integrity for desirability
in the name of one boy,
out of a thousand boys,
to soothe an aching heart.