How Our Workplace Policies Are Keeping Women Poor

Beyoncé—a performer, working mother, and American icon— shows many of us the woman we want to be. But to state the obvious, we can’t all work it like Beyoncé. Literally. We can’t work, raise a child, and pay our bills like Beyoncé can, because despite the national outpouring of positivity that followed her back-lit feminist power-silhouette at the VMA’s earlier this year, we still don’t have policies in place that allow working mothers—particularly working mothers in low-wage jobs, the overwhelming majority of whom are women of color—to make a decent living. ...more
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Jian Ghomeshi Is Fired Because He Says A Woman Lied About Him: An Example of Rape Culture?

Canadian radio generally isn’t a big thing in other parts of the world, but here in Toronto, former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi is kind of a big deal. He’s well known and well liked, for his views, for his interviews, and for his personality. Today, a decision came down from CBC firing Ghomeshi after he had tweeted that he was going to take some personal time off. The decision appeared to come out of nowhere, and I for one was a bit shocked....more
Anyway, those are some of my thoughts.more

We're Making History! A New Political Party for Women

Yesterday in New York City Hillary Clinton, Governor Andrew Cuomo, Kathy Hochul, and Christine Quinn gathered to support equal pay for equal work for every New York woman. They were there to support a new political party called Women's Equality Party that's already received support from the likes of Lena Dunham, Anna Wintour, Christie Brinkley, and film producer Jane Rosenthal, amongst others. Check out the list here: http://womensequalityparty.org/supporters....more

I Want Your Vote!

The midterm elections are upon us and famously have lower turnouts, but it's more important than ever to vote. Midterms may not be as sexy. But they matter. If you get even one person into office who's better than the suit currently there, you've made a difference...so share my PSA: ...more

Screw You, Men's Rights Movement

  When I first heard about the so-called “men’s rights movement” that has been swelling lately, I was skeptical.  Of course I was.  As a woman in this culture, that’s akin to hearing about the “white rights” movement or the “straight rights” movement.  ...more
Feminists - You've won.  In increasing numbers, heterosexuals will opt out of marriage.  What's ...more

How Our Workplace Policies Are Keeping Women Poor

Beyoncé—a performer, working mother, and American icon— shows many of us the woman we want to be. But to state the obvious, we can’t all work it like Beyoncé. Literally. We can’t work, raise a child, and pay our bills like Beyoncé can, because despite the national outpouring of positivity that followed her back-lit feminist power-silhouette at the VMA’s earlier this year, we still don’t have policies in place that allow working mothers—particularly working mothers in low-wage jobs, the overwhelming majority of whom are women of color—to make a decent living. ...more
Thx! .HapaMamaGrace and .BlogHer Honored to be included!more

Breaking Down the Educational Roadblocks for Girls Worldwide

By Kate Brannum, Ph.D., Program Director for International Relations and Middle Eastern Studies at American Public University                                                                          ...more
Buck, Thanks for your comment.  I agree that there is a real need for NGO and IGO support..  A ...more

Potty Mouth Princesses Dropping F-Bombs for Feminism

The internet is buzzing about it, the Potty Mouth Princess video. So what is it? It is a video of some of the cutest little girls you will ever see, dropping the F-Bomb... repeatedly. But all for the greater good, or so they say. The video was released by FCKH8.com. Now before you watch the video below let me warn you it has some serious language.My blog has always been family friendly so if you have kiddos in the room and you don't want them to hear foul language you may want to wait and listen to it later or have them leave the room......more

Jian Ghomeshi Is Fired Because He Says A Woman Lied About Him: An Example of Rape Culture?

Canadian radio generally isn’t a big thing in other parts of the world, but here in Toronto, former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi is kind of a big deal. He’s well known and well liked, for his views, for his interviews, and for his personality. Today, a decision came down from CBC firing Ghomeshi after he had tweeted that he was going to take some personal time off. The decision appeared to come out of nowhere, and I for one was a bit shocked....more
Anyway, those are some of my thoughts.more

FCKH8: Seriously Adorable

This is the jaw-dropping new promotion by FCKH8; a handful of adorable young girls dropping the “F-bomb” to challenge society’s attitude toward feminism. It certainly uses shock to keep one’s attention, but provides a clear and honest point- what’s more offensive? Little girls saying “f*ck”, or the way women are being treated these days?...more

We're Making History! A New Political Party for Women

Yesterday in New York City Hillary Clinton, Governor Andrew Cuomo, Kathy Hochul, and Christine Quinn gathered to support equal pay for equal work for every New York woman. They were there to support a new political party called Women's Equality Party that's already received support from the likes of Lena Dunham, Anna Wintour, Christie Brinkley, and film producer Jane Rosenthal, amongst others. Check out the list here: http://womensequalityparty.org/supporters....more

Will This Election Put More Moms in Office?

There it was, on the Time.com website, in great big black bold letters:Midterm Elections See Surge in Tough-to-Lure Candidates: Young Moms...more

Lying Little Girls Dropping F-Bombs Keep Feminism On The Fringe

FCKH8, a T-shirt sales company masquerading as an anti-hate activist group, is pretty freakin' good at using shock value and expletives to grab people's attention.  First, it was their race-y (pun intended) video featuring Ferguson, MO youngsters throwing around some major attitude about race relations in their "Hey White People!" video....more