My Run for Office: Why Call It a State House When So Few Mothers Are In It?

I had expected February to be another month of juggling book promotions for my ibook, Lean On and Lead, Mothering and Work in the 21st Century Economy, not to mention college applications for my oldest son, but instead, I spent the better part of the month running for the Hawaii State Legislature....more
Thanks, jessc_traveler -- will definitely check it out!  We need to acknowledge that there are ...more

How The Academy Awards Lived Up To The #OscarsSoWhite Hashtag

After winning Best Supporting Actress for her role as a single mother in Boyhood, Patricia Arquette said one of the boldest feminist statements I've ever heard at the Oscars. But her comments afterward, along with so many other elements of the show, left a lot of people shaking our heads....more
GREAT wrap-up Grace. BOOM: "I'm more concerned that casual remarks at high-profile events like ...more

Chinese New Year, Without the Stereotypes

The Year of the Sheep (or Goat) begins today. In honor of the Lunar New Year, also known as the Chinese New Year, celebrations last for two weeks in many Asian societies, and there are parades and festivities in U.S. cities with large Asian American communities. While it’s all fun, there’s also an ugly element that raises its head during this season, and it looks like this: Image: Party Cheap ...more
I didn't realize that the New Year has started! I will have to celebrate with the kids!more

My Run for Office: Why Call It a State House When So Few Mothers Are In It?

I had expected February to be another month of juggling book promotions for my ibook, Lean On and Lead, Mothering and Work in the 21st Century Economy, not to mention college applications for my oldest son, but instead, I spent the better part of the month running for the Hawaii State Legislature....more
Thanks, jessc_traveler -- will definitely check it out!  We need to acknowledge that there are ...more

Save the Wild Horses

It's Not About the Dress

My office is like your office. We were talking about The Dress on Friday.(No matter how you look at it, it’s still just a dress.)...more

Remembering Mary Ellen Pleasant

Mary Ellen Pleasant...more

Of Hunger, Disease, Medical Negligence and Death: The Story of Sahariya Women in Rajasthan

Inside a community health center in Baran, Rajasthan, a woman lies in a hospital bed. She can barely see, and it is evident that she is very anemic. The woman is Dhanno, and her hemoglobin is plummeting by the minute. A doctor laments that the sick woman does not want to transfer to a better hospital, because 'that is how Sahariya women are.’...more

The Premier Who Cried Homophobia

Khaula Mazhar"I don't suffer from insanity, but enjoy every minuteof it." E. A. Poe...more

The New Sex Ed. Curriculum: Parents are saying NO!

There is a lot of noise over the new sex ed. curriculum. Many parents are enraged over the content and the fact that it is being forced on them even as they refuse to accept it. Kathleen Wynne did not answer any question or concerns of the parents, which is mainly the extreme age inappropriateness of the curriculum. However she did start crying "homophobic". ...more

Jessa Duggar Seewald says I'm going to hell

O, woe is me! Alas and alack! Drat! ...more

Spreading Rumours, Is a Form of Bullying

With Canada ‘s Pink Shirt Day passing Yesterday, I wanted to revisit a post I had written quite some time ago.If you don’t know what pink shirt day is, it is the brainchild of two young boys from Nova Scotia, Canada. David Shepherd and Travis Price, who in 2007 bought and handed out pink shirts, in light of a boy being bullied in their school, for wearing a pink shirt the first day of school. It went viral!...more