I'm So Honored to Count Labor Legend Dolores Huerta as My Mentor

To write about one of the most prominent women in American history is no small task. No matter how many statistics, historical dates or cool tidbits one manages to list, the probability of coming up short can be extremely high. That thought keeps flashing through my head as I sit down to write about Dolores Huerta. ...more

Some Men Believe Their Kids Deserve More Than the Kids Of Working Moms

I worked for a man who talked a lot about how hard he had to work to make enough to keep his wife home with their daughters and how important that was to him. I took the job because it offered early morning hours (from 4 am – 12 pm) that allowed with me to be with my kids the majority of the day. After working for the man for more than six months, I put in a written request to leave early three days a year, so I could continue to be a room mother in my kids’ classrooms and volunteer at the Halloween, Holiday and Spring party each year. I was dismissed the next day without explanation....more

Dutch Doctor Defies Anti-Abortion Governments 

While women's health and reproductive rights in the United States are the subject of much current political debate, Dutch doctor Rebecca Gomperts, 49, has been taking the cause into her own hands for nearly two decades. ...more

I'm So Honored to Count Labor Legend Dolores Huerta as My Mentor

To write about one of the most prominent women in American history is no small task. No matter how many statistics, historical dates or cool tidbits one manages to list, the probability of coming up short can be extremely high. That thought keeps flashing through my head as I sit down to write about Dolores Huerta. ...more

6 Rules Of Being A “Lady” I Break All The Time

Ravishly.com is an alternative news + culture site for women, where there's no wrong way to be a woman. I don't know if it's because I've lived in the deep South my entire life or if it's a generational thing. I do know that I was raised to “act like a lady” — always. Good girls didn't say certain things or look a certain way. We didn't raise our voices or argue with authority figures, and we apologized — a lot....more

Some Men Believe Their Kids Deserve More Than the Kids Of Working Moms

I worked for a man who talked a lot about how hard he had to work to make enough to keep his wife home with their daughters and how important that was to him. I took the job because it offered early morning hours (from 4 am – 12 pm) that allowed with me to be with my kids the majority of the day. After working for the man for more than six months, I put in a written request to leave early three days a year, so I could continue to be a room mother in my kids’ classrooms and volunteer at the Halloween, Holiday and Spring party each year. I was dismissed the next day without explanation....more

Dutch Doctor Defies Anti-Abortion Governments 

While women's health and reproductive rights in the United States are the subject of much current political debate, Dutch doctor Rebecca Gomperts, 49, has been taking the cause into her own hands for nearly two decades. ...more

Pretty Pretty Princess

So it seems like everywhere I look lately I see articles about what not to say to your little girls.  Don't mention that you have issues with your weight.  Don't tell them they are pretty....more

Blazing trails, first Roma women elected to local council in Moldova

Overcoming barriers on account of both gender and ethnicity, two ethnic Roma women ran for local office for the first time – and won – after receiving campaign training supported by UN Women. ...more

Who Crossed a Line in Sex Shaming Ashley I (For Being A Virgin)on Bachelor in Paradise & Why It's No Different than Slut Shaming

This season delivered the drama from endless villains and backstabbing, but a cruel secret underbelly was also exposed.  The show brought out social issues like ageism and age bias in reality television and last night's episode highlighted a new issue that should be addressed--sex shaming.  ...more

My Ultimate Legion of Bad Ass Black Chicks: Sisters With Voices

I’m down with a legion of bad ass black chicks. We live in a world where the voices of black women are constantly being stifled and if any sister has an opinion other than the status quo, she is ostracized.  It appears that calling out racism, sexism or any other “ism” that we endure is met with cynicism, sarcasm and just blatant disregard/ disrespect. I like to think that I align myself with brilliant sisters that kick ass and take names for a living.  We are activists, mamis, lovers, amigas, sisters  and daughters....more

Moms Better Served by Law or Lottery?

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Fathers Are the Other Half of the MotherHood

"The problem with you women," the senior partner at my law firm said, "is that you say you want to be treated just like men.  But you don't, really.  You want something different." Image Credit: David Bleasdale via Flickr...more