First she was considered for the job, then she was offered the job.  Line judge Sarah Thomas became the first full-time female official for the NFL.  She was hired along with 8 male officials, for the upcoming season.  The news is a twitter over it, and rightly so - it's pretty groundbreaking stuff!It appears she's qualified, experienced, and equally capable of the position - even good at it.  I'm all for this kind of girl power.  ...more

Silicon Valley and Malawi are Worlds and Riches Apart but Why?

Silicon Valley and Malawi Worlds and Riches Apart but Why?Ask any first grader and they will tell you a pen pal is “smaller than a house but larger than an apartment.”  Another young chap raised his hand and stated “it is a house for animals.”  Don’t you agree they are both good answers but do you remember what a pen pal is?...more

The Irony of Ignorance

The Irony of Ignorance...more

What Question Would You Ask President Obama About Your Paycheck, Your Job, and Your Future?

This week, we are focusing on the earning and economic prospects of American women—and, by extension, our families. On Tax Day, April 15, at 2:35PM Eastern Time, SheKnows Media and BlogHer will host a special town hall meeting with President Barack Obama in Charlotte, North Carolina. ...more
Dear President Barack Obama! High love for people create prosperous world!  I wish you a warm ...more

It's Official: Hillary Clinton Announced Her Candidacy … But Not as Expected

I was glued to my phone even more than usual this weekend, waiting for Hillary Clinton to officially announce her entry into the 2016 presidential race—on Twitter, as widely expected after an announcement last week that she'd launch on social media. Image: © Jerry Mennenga/ZUMA Wire ...more
I'm  Hillary fan.  The video is family friendly, feel-good.  I have to say, I almost thought I ...more

What is an "irrational" fear?

It drives me a little batty when people scoff at the “irrational” fears of American health programs by the citizens of other nations – especially if those citizens are brown. This especially comes up on the vaccinate/anti-vaxx battlegrounds. I’m pro-vaccine (except where medically hazardous because vaccines have RISKS and doctors/parents KNOW some kids cannot get the shots), because they – looking at the statistical analysis for myself and using all the freaking statistics skills I had to learn in grad school – save lives....more
SO VERY NOT getting into the vaccination debate. OMG.  It was your headline that caught me. I ...more

A Letter to Wisconsin Men's Basketball Team After Losing to Duke

 Dear Badger Men's Basketball team, I am not a lifelong basketball fan.  I am just a woman, old enough to be your mother, who doesn't  even follow sports. You changed all that....more

Rural women access early cancer screening in Turkey

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Black Friday destroys village livelihoods in Vanuatu

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5 Things You Can Do Right Now To Guarantee Equal Pay for Women

 “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any.” – Alice Walker ...more