Things We've Read: Week of Dec. 5th, 2016

On The Internet, To Be 'Mom' Is To Be Queen (NY Times): These days, "mom" is the highest form of flattery. 

Endocrine Disruptors: The Interference Of The United States (Environmental health News): Since 2013, the United States has been contesting by all means available the European regulation of these chemicals in the name of free trade.

The No BS Truth About Having A Baby On Your Own (Refinery29): "But I am saying that having a child is not the only “big deal” you’ve encountered in your life. So, if it's what you want, go for it — and trust your gut that you’ve got this."

Slicing And Dicing The Gender Wage Gap In 2016 (Fast Company): While the gender wage gap is smaller than it was in last year’s report, pay differences persist between men and women working in the same jobs.

Children's Headphones May Carry Risk Of Hearing Loss (NY Times): A new analysis by The Wirecutter has found that half of 30 sets of children's headphones tested did not restrict volume to the promised limit. 

What Will Trump Presidency Mean For Women's Health Abroad? (NBC): "The U.S. has started doing much more in the past eight years, so now there is more to lose," said Beth Schlachter, executive director of Family Planning 2020 (FP2020)

You Should Probably Still Avoid Toys That Talk With Your Kids (TechCrunch): Questions about privacy and security of these toys - what are companies doing with these data recordings?