Because I Just Can't Handle Men Paying Attention to Me

Naturally, since I loved all the posts from last month's link up, I shared them via Twitter. Like Misha's post, where among other things she mentions how girls are taught that they are "distractions." It reminded me of this time in high school when all of the girls were gathered together for an assembly to learn how we were making male teachers uncomfortable with our clothing choices. Yeah. Great lesson. ...more

6 Tips for Creating Your Own Paycheck Fairness Act

If we can’t get our elected officials to help us close the gender based wage gap, we’ll have to do it ourselves. On Monday, the Senate failed to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, yet again. The bill needed 60 votes but fell short 52-40 with every Democrat voting aye and every Republican voting no. Two independent Senators split their votes....more

Actress Daniele Watts Was Handcuffed For… Kissing Her White Boyfriend?

Django Unchained actress Daniele Watts was detained by Los Angles police last week. The crime? ...more
They were treated equally. They didn't respond equally. You are missing the entire point.more

Because I Just Can't Handle Men Paying Attention to Me

Naturally, since I loved all the posts from last month's link up, I shared them via Twitter. Like Misha's post, where among other things she mentions how girls are taught that they are "distractions." It reminded me of this time in high school when all of the girls were gathered together for an assembly to learn how we were making male teachers uncomfortable with our clothing choices. Yeah. Great lesson. ...more

A sexist guide to men's clothing

A while back year ago, I had this discussion with two of my friends.  We were trying to explain to the man the ways in which women as a whole get judged by their appearance.  No makeup, too much makeup, needing makeup to be "dressed up."  Appropriate hemlines or heels for various occasions.  Styled hair vs. too-styled hair.  Dressing to be attractive, dressing for men, dressing to impress other women.  It was a whole new realm of culture shock for our guy friend....more

Let's talk about sexist language

Which probably technically only means the language of exclusion.  Using "man" as a synonym for "humanity."  The default "he."  Words like "freshman."I have mixed feelings about this.  Basically, I see the point of alternatives, but I don't usually try....more

6 Tips for Creating Your Own Paycheck Fairness Act

If we can’t get our elected officials to help us close the gender based wage gap, we’ll have to do it ourselves. On Monday, the Senate failed to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, yet again. The bill needed 60 votes but fell short 52-40 with every Democrat voting aye and every Republican voting no. Two independent Senators split their votes....more

Actress Daniele Watts Was Handcuffed For… Kissing Her White Boyfriend?

Django Unchained actress Daniele Watts was detained by Los Angles police last week. The crime? ...more
They were treated equally. They didn't respond equally. You are missing the entire point.more

Tired of perfect? New photo app on Kickstarter gives you 0 retakes, 0 filters, 0 likes and 0 sharing.

Maybe you were out with friends or family this weekend? At a dinner, or perhaps a party, or to the park? It was fun, wasn’t it? At least when your friends weren’t busy posing and taking perfect pictures, then spending time adding filters and cool hashtags, and checking for likes. It’s not the end of the world, but it is kind of annoying when you’re having a good time....more

Anita Hill: A Hero for all of Us

JaneAnita Hill came to our town last week as the keynote speaker for the celebration of the 40th anniversary of ...more