Gifted or Pretty: What Do Parents Want For Their Daughters?

Parents want the best for their children. They dream, worry and search for answers. Are google inquiries a reflection of parents’ greatest hopes and fears?...more
We have 3 daughters and 7 grand daughters. We pray they will be themselves. We love them as they ...more

Man Up, You Damn Pussy -- A Retort to NY Post's Kyle Smith

Oh, I'm sorry, Kyle Smith, did the Golden Globes get your panties in a bunch?...more

My Experience With Online Harassment For Blogging About Race and Gender

In early January, Amanda Hess wrote an article at Pacific Standard Magazine detailing the harassment of women online, which spawned a follow up article with women around the country writing in about their experiences with online abuse. ...more
Wow.  As a mom, I'm always telling my kids 'watch out for the internet'.   That's a  huge reason ...more

Can Hashtag Activism Inspire Real Life Social and Political Changes?

2013 was a year of anti-racist activism online. Barely a week has gone by in the past couple of months without a race-based meme....more
FeministaJones Thank you FJ for your comment! I follow you on Twitter, so I'm very glad you ...more

What I've Learned From the #365FeministSelfieChallenge

In the last nine days, I have witnessed strangers discuss body image, hairstyles, pregnancy, teeth straightening, and the desire to make sure their children have plenty of photos of their mom. These are not just random conversations over Twitter, rather they come from captions of the thousands of photos submitted for the #365FeministSelfie challenge. Image Credit: Veronica Arreola...more
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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Name

Recently I launched a portfolio website to showcase my writing and public speaking and I decided to simply call this website Most people would argue that I should have called it, since that is my full name and byline. But I chose to go with as a tribute to my first name. ...more
Funny story! Some of my favorite people/best friends are named Courtney. It's a great name. :)more

Starting a YouTube channel at 59

Watching Jenna Marbles videos[1] was a life changing event for me.  Jenna is a woman in her late 20s whose humorous YouTube videos appeal mainly to teens and young women.  I love the videos for their ability to accurately capture feelings we all experience at some time in our lives....more

Pursuing an Adventuresome Passion at Any Age

Katherine EstyFor those open to breaking out of stereotypes, life beyond 50 holds many decades worth of surprises and adventure.  I was 75...more

Duck Dynasty: I'm Against Homophobia But Support Free Speech

[Editor's Note: Editor's Note: BlogHer is nonpartisan, but our members have a variety of opinions. For another viewpoint on Phil Robertson's suspension, read iamwoman2013's post Why I Think A&E is Unfairly Punishing Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson for His Anti-Gay Remarks.] "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it" - Evelyn Beatrice Hall...more
I like this post.  A lot.  I think what many are missing on both sides of this issue is the ...more