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Encouraging Girls to Believe Shatters Mold for Young Women

It’s a great time to be a girl.Locally and across the country, in schools, on athletic fields, and in the workplace, girls and women are breaking out of stereotypical female roles and they are garnering a lot of attention for their success....more

It's OK to Not Feel Loved: A Romantic's Tale of Being a "Slut"

This is simply a glimpse into a millennials life and perhaps, unfortunately enough, one of the biggest factors in my life so far has been men, and plenty of them....more

Stop the Slut-Shaming Already

Men often insult other men by calling out the sexual history of their wives or girlfriends. Ladies, haven't we had enough?...more
Right on!!  It boggles my mind that people think absolutely nothing of sitting around, ...more

Some Female Grads Start Out Ahead But Still End Up Behind

A look at the morning paper revealed a headline that was a shocker....more

6 Ways White Feminists Should Not Respond to Racism

Spoiler alert: A lot of white people don’t entirely understand racism. Even educated, well-meaning, white feminists and advocates for social justice often miss the mark when talking about race. I am sure that I (a white person and a feminist) have been personally guilty of it (in fact, I realize with some anxiety that I could be guilty of it right now). And I get that it’s jarring to be called out for something that wasn’t your intention, and it’s natural to want to leap to your own defense....more
This is very good. I'm a white middle aged woman, and I'm sorry you have to write this, but also ...more

Feminist Confession: Ogling at BlogHer

At the end of June, I decided to shake up life a little. I made a difficult yet easy decision to resign from one job, accept an offer for another one, and take a few weeks in between to recharge. I considered a quick trip to Mexico for margaritas on the beach. I contemplated driving to Marfa and sleeping in a tepee for a brief writer's retreat.  While I was trying to decide how to spend the luxurious downtime, I learned about BlogHer 2015, and I made the crazy decision to register. ...more

Why I'm Absolutely, 100% for Hillary Clinton

I've been watching as former Hillary supporters fall deeper and deeper in love with Bernie Sanders. Every day, there are new Bernie Sanders memes on Facebook, one friend after another sharing the latest capsule summary of his great ideas. Unlike other 'five things you need to know to live your life better every day' lists, the Bernie Sanders' lists have all my favorite things with proper spelling and syntax....more
I'm a woman, but Hillary doesn't look like me...... Her years with Bill have certainly shown on ...more


 photo by Giandomenico Ricci...more