Feminist Hype of "Sisterhood"- At the Expense of Young Women?

An empowered tweet. A promise to reach the next generation of young women. An interview on national television about how young women are overlooked and therefore limited by our society is spotlighted on the news. A photo opportunity of the figurehead among a group of teens to show that there is a connection to the individuals being served. A dire request for funding reaches the inbox imploring donors to keep the "education" of our young women going so we do not lose the ability to make a difference....more

Hello World. I Have a Mental Illness

I climb the walls of my mind just like I'm climbing on a jungle gym I am more than content with the state of mind I am in 'cause I am crazy just like you I am crazy just like you....more

There Is No "Normal" When a Baby Dies

I have read a lot of commentary about what happened last week when Fox News contributor Alan Colmes attacked Republican Party primary Presidential candidate Rick Santorum and his wife Karen for the "crazy" way they dealt with the death of their son soon after his birth in 1996. Political views and party affiliations aside, I believe what Mr. Colmes did was out of line on so many levels and felt sick as I learned about the incident....more
Having lost our daughter only 4 months ago, I am over sensitive for sure. However I am glad I am ...more

Saving Chocolate from Global Warming

I wrote this post in honor of chocolate. The chocolate harvest is now endangered by global warming....more

Miss Representation and the Beauty of the Internet

Newest Miss Representation Trailer (2011 Sundance Film Festival Official Selection) from Miss Representation on Vimeo. ...more

Any Poor Sod with a Keyboard

Journalism practices have changed dramatically since the days I worked as a reporter and today any poor sod with a keyboard can wax moronically just by pushing a button marked “send.”Bile erupted in response to an editorial I wrote for our local paper about Judge Richard J. Leon’s ruling last week that the FDA cannot place bold warning labels and graphic images on cigarette packages.The judge wrote that such images—already used on packets in more than 40 countries—would harm the tobacco companies’ rights to free speech....more

Just a Big Thank You for Once...for Quality Television...

I've been a little busy these days but I just wanted to stop by really quickly and say THANK YOU to the networks who had me extra busy watching so much Television recently! And it was quality television that is worth watching for once, television worth buying! So what have I seen?...more

Women in the Media:

I came across an article yesterday regarding Chris Jenner's most recent display of weird sexual authoritarian parenting, which apparently put other parents up in arms. Distasteful? Probably... Newsworthy? Only because we continue to play into the weird media circus swirling around one of the least interesting families I've ever bore witness to. These girls have managed to gain major social stature and media prowess yet they choose to serve up a hyper-sexualized, dumbed down, baby voiced message to their masses. Really? I mean, really?...more

Invisible Women: Where Is Half The World's Population?

“I hadn't thought about it,” said award-winning science writer Jessa Gamble....more

BULLYING AND THE FAT GOVERNOR

 Yesterday in the New York Times, Frank Bruni wrote an editorialregarding the media's skewering of Governor Chris Christie from New Jersey, who is the latest in a long line of ...more