Good-bye Sophia; hello, Emma

One of the most fun pre-baby activities my husband and I enjoyed was choosing a baby name. Of course, since my husband and I were together for a really long time before getting married and having a baby, we had the conversation on baby names long before we were ready to have children....more

Was The New York Times’ Jill Abramson Fired for Being Bossy While Female?

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Jill Abramson sounds exactly like someone I'd like to work for...more

Golf Digest Sinks Into Sexist Sandtrap with Paulina Gretzky Cover

*The following post originally appeared on my personal blog, "Beyond Lipstick and Petticoats: A Site Celebrating Women"* ...more
I think it is great to have a woman on the cover, but she should not have to pose any ...more

When The Boss Turns Out To Be Bossy

Let me say at the outset that I am not a fan of the "ban bossy" movement. I think it's a gimmick, and while it does open up some discussion as to how we use our vocabulary in gender-biased ways, it stigmatizes a useful word for which, sometimes, there is no adequate substitute. Now, I'm afraid to say it, even though I wish I could without being instantly judged. Anyway....more

Did Feminism Fail Monica Lewinsky?

Monica Lewinsky is back, and on her own terms, in an essay for the magazine Vanity Fair. It took us a long time to get here -- the relationship she writes about, with former U.S. president Bill Clinton happened in 1995, when she was 21. It's been nearly twenty years since the affair happened, sixteen since it exploded in 1998, leading to the impeachment trial of Clinton, who was eventually acquitted of having lied under oath about having been involved with Lewinsky. ...more
The reality is she was a young kid in her twenties. The Clinton's (both slick Willy and ...more

10 Concepts That Didn't Exist 10 Years Ago

Some phenomena of 2014—like Bitcoin and clandestine phone surveillance and 3-D printing—still feel very "the future is now!" to me, and I can hardly believe they exist … but I really have to stop and try to remember life without these 10 concepts. ...more
This was a fun read! Thanks! I do have to admit that I find your top 10 rather interesting.  ...more

(Not Just) Black and White: Thoughts on the Princeton Privilege Essay

Have you seen the article about privilege written by the Princeton freshman ? It's probably all over your Facebook/tumblr/whatever feed ... or at least, it was all over mine, for reasons that I can't quite put my finger on.  It's possible that outrage fueled the social media frenzy, like "Princeton Mom" Susan Patton's injunctions to young women to marry well have done. ...more
Interesting...especially after having spent a day (yesterday) at Princeton.more

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