6 Liberal Blogs to Follow

With the 2014 midterm elections just a week away, it's time to think about politics. Last week, we spotlighted some conservative bloggers to watch, and this week we are featuring some writers whose points of view come from the other side of the aisle. Here are a few of the blogs we are watching. ...more
HapaMamaGrace AlizaWrites QueenofSpain Truly humbled - this got me to break my logjam ...more

What to Do If You Think Your Friend Is Racist

Dear Mouthy Housewives,I think a friend of mine is kind of racist. She always mentions if someone is black or Jewish or Hispanic. She doesn't say anything negative, but she whispers their ethnicity when it's not pertinent. Like: "There's a new waiter at the wine place. He's BLACK." She says it in this derogatory way.Should I say something or just let it go?Signed,Am I Friends with a Racist Person?...more
Several years ago, the local news tried to eliminate the racial descriptions of people who were ...more

What Does The Whiteness Project Really Show About Race in America?

Watching the videos from the first installment of The Whiteness Project—24 clips filmed this July in Buffalo as part of documentary filmmaker Whitney Dow's project—was uncomfortable, and sadly revealed nothing surprising. How do you reject white privilege? How do you deny responsibility for humane speech and action towards others? How do you co-opt other people's struggles? It's pretty easy, apparently.  ...more
Rita Arens Thank you, Rita. Some of these comments make me want to scream. The denial of ...more

Turtles "Happy Together" With Copyright Win Against SiriusXM

Flo & Eddie of The Turtles sued SiriusXM in August 2013 for infringement of sound recording copyrights.  The decison by the California court is a huge ruling for legacy sound recording owners and their heirs....more

Whose Magazine Is It Anyway? Take the test and see whether you can figure it out....

Which of these tantalizing headlines came from a women's magazine and which of them came from one for men?...more

Yoga Pants And Dress Codes: A Response

     I saw this article a few days ago titled, "Why Yoga Pants Are Incredibly Dangerous to Today's Youth."  I read it.  Then, I read it again.  Then, I dove head first into the mountain of comments at the bottom, fully knowing that it was going to get ugly.  I can't shake this article, so I wanted to write a response to it....more
TaTyanaLeonard I went and read your post.  It touches on the same things but you also have some ...more

Breastfeeding Women Who Code

In a departure from the usual fashion magazine fare, the latest issue of Glamour features two articles about the tech industry: "Secrets of Silicon Valley (That Only Women Know)" and  "35 Women Under 35 Who Are Changing the Tech Industry."...more
Thanks, https://twitter.com/BrigidSchulte! Look forward to YOUR piece. Btw, mine has interviews ...more

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