We are Family (Right?)
Genes, Choice and Donor Kin
I don't have a daddy I have a donor
Council on Contemporary Families. The Society Pages, Posted December 10, 2018
NPR "On Point" December 6, 2018 "Sperm Donor Siblings: The Growing Movement to Unite Genetic Families"
December 6, 2018 "Dibling Embracing the Sperm Donor Sibling Network and Building Kinship"
Atlanta Dec 4, 2018 "Changing Norms around Donor Sibling Networks"
The Changing Norms Around Donor-Sibling Networks
NBC News.com November 17, 2018
NCBBoston on the release of Michelle Obama's new book and her reveals November 12, 2018
Newswise Redefining Family Wellesley College, November 9, 2018
Why Choosing Single Motherhood Still Means Breaking All The Rules by Allison Yarrow, August 22, 2018
Massachusetts Ranks 2nd for Raising a Child
WGBH Pay Equity Day. “Under the Radar with Callie Crossley” April 6, 2018
AP Associated Press Videos Wellesley College Remembers Barbara Bush, April 8, 2018
WCVB Channel 5 Boston
Selected Earlier Media (organized by date)
The Daily Beast 2012.
Demeis and Hertz, Sex, Sports, And Title IX on Campus: The Triumphs and Travails
NPR " All Things Considered" July 27, 2012 Can IVF Treatments Reverse a woman's biological clock
"Job Satisfaction and Gender" July 12, 2010
Numerous studies have pointed to a gap in job satisfaction between men and women in academe, with men generally happier with working conditions. As a senior faculty member, Rosanna Hertz, sociology and women's and gender studies, said she has noted frustration among junior faculty about the tenure process. "Many say that they don't understand the tenure criteria," she said. "They ask 'Do I need a book? How many articles do I need?' They want to quantify it in a way that's not always quantifiable." Hertz said that she thinks the problem is exacerbated — perhaps especially for women — by the way online connectivity enables people to work remotely in the social sciences.
Inside Higher Edition by Scott Jaschik.
Report: Number of Unwed Mothers Has Risen Sharply in the U.S.
"I think this is a tipping point' said Rosanna Hertz, a professor of sociology and women's studies at Wellesley College.
2 Kids + 0 Husbands = family
"What makes a family feel complete?
Middle class single mothers are now having two kids. This is the younger generation. This is also about making childrearing a collective priority. They put on hold dating men."
The New York Times, Emily Brazelon, February 1, 2009
(pdf version of article)
Today Show, The Secret to a Woman's Success
. It featured Wellesley's Rosanna Hertz, women's
studies, as the expert resource.
NBC Today Show, October 15, 2007
Women Hedge Bets By Banking Their Eggs
As the number of women delaying motherhood continues to rise, many fertility clinics are starting to offer a new service that allows them to freeze some of their eggs to buy more time on their biological clocks.
Washington Post, By Rob Stein, 5/13/2007
"In Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth Bennett’s ageing and still single friend Charlotte Lucas is, at twenty-seven, faced with a kind of Hobson’s choice"
London Times: The Times Literary Supplement
(pdf version of article)
NBC Today Show
NBC’s Today Show segment including Rosanna Hertz, author of SINGLE BY CHANCE, MOTHERS BY CHOICE, aired on January 15, 2007.
Pg 69:"Single by Chance, Mothers by Choice"
But Rosanna Hertz's fascinating in-depth study shows that the former Vice President was wrong. Today's Murphy Browns--middle-class, self-supporting single mothers by choice--are not trying to score ideological points...
Campaign for the American Reader Blog, December 8, 2006
First Comes Junior in a Baby Carriage
Four in 10 kids are now born to unmarried moms.
Newsweek, December 4, 2006
(word doc. version of article)
And baby makes two
Single motherhood is on the rise for women in their mid-30s to early 40s.
The Christian Science Monitor, By Rosanna Hertz, October 30, 2006
The choice is all theirs
Two decades ago Rosanna Hertz helped pioneer research into the growing trend of two-income families. Now she's out with a new book on what she sees as another emerging trend: single women choosing to have children. In "Single by Chance, Mothers by Choice, the Wellesley professor writes about women who have "lost in the lottery of love." They have decided not to put motherhood on hold until they find a partner.
The Boston Globe, By Susan Chaityn Lebovits, October 29, 2006
First Comes the Baby Carriage
"Women who order sperm are engaged in a kind of agency that is new and is gaining momentum," said Rosanna Hertz, a sociologist at Wellesley College who is working on a book called "When Baby Makes Two." "It's different from women who adopt, who are not breaking sexual norms.
The New York TImes, By Amy Harmon, October 13, 2005
Unmarried, With Children
Today’s single mothers may be divorced or never-wed, rich or poor, living with men or on their own. But with traditional households in decline, they’re the new faces of America’s family album.
Newsweek, By Barbara Kantrowicz and Pat Wingert, May 28, 2001
Report: Babies Increasingly Born to Unwed Mothers
"We've seen a transformation of social norms," said Rosanna Hertz, a professor of sociology at Wellesley College. "Women can have children on their own and ...
Washington Post - Washington, DC, USA, May 13, 2000
(pdf version of article)
Wellesley College News - "Daily Shot"
1.With Students about Media and Donor sibling families (January 28, 2019)
1. NBC Boston Features Wellesley Class Discussion about Michelle Obama's IVF Disclosure (November 2018)
2. Wellesley Professor Joins WGBH Radio Callie Crossley ’73 to Discuss the Gender Wage Gap (April 10, 2018)
3. Wellesley Remembers Barbara Bush’s Words to the Class of 1990 (April 19, 2018)
4. Wellesley Professors Reflect on the Message of Rosie the Riveter (February 1, 2018)
5. Faculty Gather in Celebration of a Year’s Worth of Scholarship (October 27, 2017)
6. Martha Ertman ’85 On the Ways Contracts and Deals Shape Families (July 20, 2016)
Wellesley has always been an incubator of thought, a place where new ideas are hatched, said Rosanna Hertz, Class of 1919–50th Reunion Professor of Sociology and Women's and Gender Studies.
7. Wellesley Researchers Study How Donor-Assisted Conception Affects Families’ Definitions of Kinship (December 21, 2015)
8. Who Pays for Dates?
9. Two Sides of Motherhood and Work (August 21, 2013)