The Five Women You Should Be Following On Twitter Right Now

The world is filled with wonderful, influential women and we're lucky enoughto live in an era where we can “follow” almost any of these women through their social presences and ingest little bits of their wisdom, 140 characters at a time.  And while we'll always wonder what Marilyn Monroe or Jane Austen would say if they were able to create and update their own pages, we still have access to some pretty great ladies on the Twittersphere. ...more
Thanks for the list. I usually don't follow famous people but I will add them to the list, ...more

Michelle Obama Posts #BringBackOurGirls Selfie. Will It Really Help?

Here's the latest twist in hashtag activism: Wednesday afternoon, First Lady Michelle Obama posted a selfie holding a sign reading #BringBackOurGirls. It's not exactly a "selfie", as the professional photo shows the First Lady in the White House, looking both dignified and concerned. ...more
She is merely a First Lady. She has no foreign policy.more

#BringBackOurGirls: A joint op-ed on the abduction of more than 200 school girls in Nigeria

A joint op-ed by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women, and Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of the UN Population Fund. ...more

Must-Follow Monday: Asian-Pacific American Blogs

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month. In honor of the occasion, we're sharing some blogs written by Asian American and Pacific Islander women who are influencing social media and leading discussions. Please check out our list—and add some of your favorites in the comments! ...more
Recently just joined BH (I know, where have I been right?). Good stuff all around. :)more

Why I read the blogs I read

Like a lot of bloggers, I follow a lot of different blogs. Every week, a collection of interesting, humorous or insightful information fills my inbox via RSS feeds and messages. And I make time for them in my day. Because I don't just read any blog; in fact, I am quite picky about what I read....more

Vagenda Asks: Can We Take the Sexism Out of Headlines?

What would the world look like if headlines in tabloids stopped being critical and cruel and started reflecting the photos of women that they accompany? On Monday, the editors at Vagenda Magazine asked their readers to pitch in in the headline-editing effort. ...more
"Vagenda" complains about sexist headlines.  "Vagenda" ... the irony is delicious.more

Stories of survivors portrayed by journalists in Georgia

Ahead of World Press Freedom Day, a story from Georgia, where actors and playwrights are using interactive verbatim theatre to perform real-life stories produced by journalists trained at a UN Women workshop on gender-sensitive reporting. ...more

Implying the "Nation is better off" because of Silvers actions is like putting a bandaid on after heart surgery.

I am glad Donald Sterling got banned for life from the NBA and was fined, but the media specifically Mike Galanos saying, "this is a great day for our nation"  is a little much. While I support the actions of Adam Silver the NBA Commissioner, I can't help but wonder why this biggoted individual was even allowed to own a team in the first place considering the fact the he was in court prior to these conversation leaks specifically regarding his racism.  I have a feeling the NBA and his own players knew he was a racist individual....more