Polls Show Support for Early Education. Will Voters Agree Nov. 4?

On November 4, voters in many states will decide on ballot measures for early childhood education, and recent polls report that most Americans support making preschool more accessible for all. The surveys show that voters in North Carolina, Florida, Ohio, Colorado and Georgia view early learning as a priority at both the state and national level. Image Credit: First Five Years ...more

How Our Workplace Policies Are Keeping Women Poor

Beyoncé—a performer, working mother, and American icon— shows many of us the woman we want to be. But to state the obvious, we can’t all work it like Beyoncé. Literally. We can’t work, raise a child, and pay our bills like Beyoncé can, because despite the national outpouring of positivity that followed her back-lit feminist power-silhouette at the VMA’s earlier this year, we still don’t have policies in place that allow working mothers—particularly working mothers in low-wage jobs, the overwhelming majority of whom are women of color—to make a decent living. ...more
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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
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My first ever blog attempt

Hello world.  This is the first ever blog in my life.  I am a 38 year old mother from Africa with a lot to say about everything.  But, how do you survive your first ever blog post online - EVER.I don't know :-) I guess you just go for it.  Say something.  Its ok if you do not know....more

Polls Show Support for Early Education. Will Voters Agree Nov. 4?

On November 4, voters in many states will decide on ballot measures for early childhood education, and recent polls report that most Americans support making preschool more accessible for all. The surveys show that voters in North Carolina, Florida, Ohio, Colorado and Georgia view early learning as a priority at both the state and national level. Image Credit: First Five Years ...more

Balkan women make inroads in peace and politics

Cross-posted from UN Women With support from UN Women, women leaders in the Balkans are putting gender issues at the centre of politics and fueling women’s empowerment in order to bring peace and stability to the region. ...more

Braving dust storms, women plant seeds of hope at the Dadaab refugee camp

Cross-posted from UN Women Turning dry lands into fertile fields, a livelihood project is helping Somali women refugees in Kenya make a living and prevent sexual and gender-based violence. ...more

QUARANTINE ME, PLEASE

Should the U.S. have a quarantine for people recently returning from Ebola-invested nations?  President Obama says no, Governors Chris Christie (NJ) and Andrew Cuomo (NY) say yes.  Feelings on both sides of this issue are running hot, and I for one, don’t get it.  Who doesn’t want to be quarantined?First of all, if there was even a ghost of a chance that I might infect my family or friends with Ebola I would be happy to submit to quarantine.  Second, I just think quarantine sounds relaxing. ...more
Spot on!  We need to get a grip! (And while we're at it, learn to laugh at the absurdity of the ...more

In the words of Suaad Allami: The plight of Iraqi women refugees

Cross-posted from UN Women ...more

I Want Your Vote!

The midterm elections are upon us and famously have lower turnouts, but it's more important than ever to vote. Midterms may not be as sexy. But they matter. If you get even one person into office who's better than the suit currently there, you've made a difference...so share my PSA: ...more

How Our Workplace Policies Are Keeping Women Poor

Beyoncé—a performer, working mother, and American icon— shows many of us the woman we want to be. But to state the obvious, we can’t all work it like Beyoncé. Literally. We can’t work, raise a child, and pay our bills like Beyoncé can, because despite the national outpouring of positivity that followed her back-lit feminist power-silhouette at the VMA’s earlier this year, we still don’t have policies in place that allow working mothers—particularly working mothers in low-wage jobs, the overwhelming majority of whom are women of color—to make a decent living. ...more
Thx! .HapaMamaGrace and .BlogHer Honored to be included!more

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

We're Making History! A New Political Party for Women

Yesterday in New York City Hillary Clinton, Governor Andrew Cuomo, Kathy Hochul, and Christine Quinn gathered to support equal pay for equal work for every New York woman. They were there to support a new political party called Women's Equality Party that's already received support from the likes of Lena Dunham, Anna Wintour, Christie Brinkley, and film producer Jane Rosenthal, amongst others. Check out the list here: http://womensequalityparty.org/supporters....more