Congress Is Not Just For Old White Men - Moms Can Serve Too

The recent primary election brought the usual flood of campaign literature pouring through my letter slot. I had nearly tossed the pile into the recycling bin when I noticed something AMAZING.There was a large color photo of a Hispanic woman holding two tiny kids. The text began “As a mother of two children…” and was an endorsement for quality pre-K. It hit me – SHE was the candidate, and she was claiming her identity as a mother in her campaign for the state legislature. Had I ever seen such a thing before? Had it ever HAPPENED before?...more
We need more women--mothers, grandmothers, lesbians, singles, aunts, wives, daughters, sisters. ...more

The Obvious Child: New Rom-Com Talks About Abortion

The other night I finally had the chance to catch Obvious Child, the new film starring Jenny Slate. It's been a while since I've seen a movie in the theater, but I wanted to make sure I saw this one on the big screen—not for aesthetic reasons but for political ones. I want my money to register as part of its box office take....more
No. What the author fails to understand is that it's not the topic of abortion that is the ...more

What's In A Name?: The Recompense of #IAmJada

The fact that Jada chose to reclaim her name after such public disrespect and degradation is extraordinary. The 16-year-old girl from Texas woke up after attending a party and found pictures of herself  unconscious and naked online, believes she was raped, after being given a spiked drink. If all this wasn't bad enough the pictures of her body were being ridiculed under the hashtag #Jadapose....more
Such an inspiring post. Her story touches so many. Great article!more

‘Ready for the lists’, say Uruguayan women

A new series of commercials featuring public figures, as well as workshops and support for women politicians from all parties, and a project to broaden the current quota law are all stimulating the participation of women in decision-making in Uruguay. ...more

Congress Is Not Just For Old White Men - Moms Can Serve Too

The recent primary election brought the usual flood of campaign literature pouring through my letter slot. I had nearly tossed the pile into the recycling bin when I noticed something AMAZING.There was a large color photo of a Hispanic woman holding two tiny kids. The text began “As a mother of two children…” and was an endorsement for quality pre-K. It hit me – SHE was the candidate, and she was claiming her identity as a mother in her campaign for the state legislature. Had I ever seen such a thing before? Had it ever HAPPENED before?...more
We need more women--mothers, grandmothers, lesbians, singles, aunts, wives, daughters, sisters. ...more

I Wore Pearls Today

I woke up late and rushed to get ready but remembered to wear my pearls today.As I was leaving the house, Baby Girl spit up all over my shirt; it’s okay, I wore pearls today.I’m almost to the car and realize I left my coffee on the counter so back into the house I go because I can’t make it through the morning without caffeine. Of course some spills on me during the drive, but it’s okay because I wore pearls today....more

The Obvious Child: New Rom-Com Talks About Abortion

The other night I finally had the chance to catch Obvious Child, the new film starring Jenny Slate. It's been a while since I've seen a movie in the theater, but I wanted to make sure I saw this one on the big screen—not for aesthetic reasons but for political ones. I want my money to register as part of its box office take....more
No. What the author fails to understand is that it's not the topic of abortion that is the ...more

WHY EVERY SINGLE WOMAN SHOULD BE AND FEEL SUPERIOR .

  Couple of  nights back , one of my good friends in my class ; my male friend called me up . We were just having some general discussions about college , work , and future . And I spoke to him a little worried about being financially low for doing my Masters in France . Well , I have to say , it is my dream to make it to France one day , to do my Masters , and get settled there with a really good job . But now I'm forced to postpone my plan for 6 months because of not being stable enough financially ....more

Checked By A Toddler: A Street Harassment Tale

Yep. You read that right.My son...my Lil' Man...dude who's got me by at least 4 inches now...checked a slimeball at the tender age of 4 on a midtown Manhattan street corner, during a busy morning commute....more

What's In A Name?: The Recompense of #IAmJada

The fact that Jada chose to reclaim her name after such public disrespect and degradation is extraordinary. The 16-year-old girl from Texas woke up after attending a party and found pictures of herself  unconscious and naked online, believes she was raped, after being given a spiked drink. If all this wasn't bad enough the pictures of her body were being ridiculed under the hashtag #Jadapose....more
Such an inspiring post. Her story touches so many. Great article!more

Are There Signs We Are Ready to Embrace Female Leadership?

Mighty Kacy Catanzaro (ht. 5 feet, wt. 100 lbs.) just made history on American Ninja Warrior as the only woman to complete the course at the Dallas finals....more

Why We Need More Female MMA Fighters

I'm a huge fan of Ronda Rousey.  Ronda is a badass.  She is solid and tough and confident and aggressive.  She isn't just another pretty face that the UFC threw a bikini on and sent in the cage to look sexy....more

Who says guys can't be feminists?

Male high school students aren’t the typical attendees of Feminism 101.  Yet at the Elizabeth Irwin High School (LREI) in the U.S. some of the guys got a message about what it feels like to be a girl and ended up being okay with calling themselves feminists. Take a look at this video from Upworthy. ...more