The Common Duggar Problem

Reports that Josh Duggar molested underage girls (including some of his sisters) are all over the interwebs today, which is triggering the hell out of me. All I want to say is that the gleeful schadenfreude about his downfall is gross and insensitive to the victims, but I understand the impulse. As Tim Molly said, “I’m trying not to delight in his downfall....more

6 Books Every Woman Should Read for Asian Pacific Heritage Month

The New York Public Library recently published a list of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Picks for Adults, and I was dismayed to find geishas and shoguns but so few titles that actually help raise awareness of the lived experiences of Asians in the United States, which is the goal of this designated month Some books were written by Asian authors, but not really about the context of being in America. And yet others were just problematic. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, really?...more
Ashleigh Burroughs Thanks for the recommendation, although I feel that while Lisa See herself is ...more

25 Inexpensive Ways to Help Your Neighbor - Red Nose Day

"It's not fair!"True! Life's not fair.We want fair. We want equal. Although, it's perfectly okay if our family is a little more equal....more

Why We Need Intersectionality in Feminism

A few weeks ago, my friend and fellow student Reem Hashim gave a speech at the University of Virginia’s Frank Batten School of Leadership & Public Policy on the “Danger of Separatism.” The speech came at the tail end of a tumultuous year at UVA, a year that bore witness to the brutal arrest of Martese Johnson, the announcement of tuition hikes th...more
All of this, and especially the highlighted section! ...more

The Lord Looks at the Heart: When My Son Became My Daughter

I am the mom of the little girl called A.J., who was recently profiled in the Kansas City Star. As surprised as I was to find my family in the paper, I am also incredibly proud. ...more
Important, valuable, and oh so worthy a perspective of a really important experience. Thank you ...more

Steph and Riley: Why it Matters

There's a small movement toward making families the epicenter of our society again. I can feel the undercurrent of "this is no longer acceptable" as a resounding cry of those leading the charge to take back our future and make it right.  Parents have begun to say “here I am” employers, media, government… “here I am, this is me”....more

VIDEO: Disturbing Ads Blast Chile’s Strict Anti-Abortion Laws

In Chile, an abortion of any kind or for any reason can mean a prison sentence of up to five years.And a new ad campaign is offering gruesome advice to women seeking to end an unwanted pregnancy in Chile: the “accidental” abortion....more

Why you should be glad I don't want to be your fairy tale princess

With the rise of feminism, many of us are rejecting the old standard of the ideal woman. I don’t want to be your Cinderella. I don’t think I could be if I tried. >I’m not a great cook, my room is always messy, and pretty much any roommate I’ve ever had will tell you that I don’t wash my dishes in a timely manner....more

Why don't black people have it together?

It's the question on every white person's mind. I mean, predominately black neighborhoods still have lower employment rates and higher crime rates than predominately white ones, even though slavery has been long abolished. So what is the problem here? ...more
Interesting piece, unfortunately, you'd have to write a book to clarify. Your title is ...more

Will National Park History Repeat Itself?

Teddy Roosevelt and John Muir began the Environmental Movement in 1903.Now, imagine this scene with Barack Obama and Aaron Mair....more