Don't Take Away Domestic Partner Benefits in Pennsylvania

Allegheny County in Southwestern Pennsylvania has announced plans to eliminate domestic partner benefits for employees, effective July 31, 2014. Same sex couples who receive benefits have until that date to legally marry or lose their benefits. Pennsylvania is the only marriage equality state that does not have statewide non-discrimination protections for sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression....more

Daddy Does Chores = Daughter Succeeds?

Ugh, have you read the news? If you want your daughter to be a barrier-breaking dynamo with a skyrocketing career, Daddy better be rolling up his sleeves and scrubbing those toilets, ladies....more

"Men are from Earth. Women are from Earth. Deal with it." -George Carlin

UN Women’s new ad campaign came to my attention several days ago. It made me sick to my stomach, disappointed, sad, and angry. Let’s see how it makes you feel....more
@Porcelain Lotus Thanks for sharing the tumblr. It's horrifying to see how common such ...more


.St Jerome, September 30Lk. 9:46-50The Bible is the journey of a people, it is not static, and in the time of Jesus children were frankly not regarded, and Jesus used them as an example to tell us how we are all equal in God's eyes.  As we have journeyed I believe he includes all creatures....more

What I Heard Sheryl Sandberg Say at BlogHer '13

One of the challenges of our instant-expert culture (or instant-shallow, depending on how you look at it) is that almost every message turns into a whisper-down-the-lane game. As an idea or event gets amplified, it loses all its complexity, often becoming a cartoon character of itself: the bigger it gets, the less dimension it has. ...more
@D. A. Wolf So true, this: "May we wall stop buying into the soundbite." But it's so HARD not to ...more

Are we there yet?

 Damn, that’s a lot of stairs....more

Is Gender Equality Fair?

Whilst car insurance might seem like quite a dry subject you have to bear with me - it’s actually pretty interesting when viewed through the gender lens. In the UK, young blokes used to paid around 40% more than young ladies for their car insurance. Why? Well, according to statistical evidence, men are twice as likely to claim and 10 times more likely to have an accident. ...more

This Feminist's Box

Look, feminism is a squidgy topic these days. Now that we can vote and own property and work and stuff, what's the problem, amirite? Do we really need to keep "making people aware" of the stereotypes perpetuated and marginalization of women in modern society? Doesn't everyone already know? And if they do know, doesn't that make it individual choice? And if women are choosing to live in certain ways and enjoy certain things, isn't that what the main push of first and second wave feminism was about anyway? Haven't we won?Yes and no....more

A Teacher's Thoughts on Marriage Equality

I’m so baffled by the people who oppose marriage equality because they say it will destroy the institution of marriage. Where is this traditional marriage-created utopia these people think they live in? Can we stop pretending that marriage has some great history? Tell me again…what is the current divorce rate? Doesn’t marriage actually have a pretty rocky background?Marriage is like living at Disney World…...more

The Wisdom of Two Year Olds

Read more about Megan and her crazy life over at Thanks for being here and supporting women writers! ...more