Why Title IX is Not Just About Sports and I'm Sure Patsy Mink Would Agree

This summer, I joined other advocates and parents from across the nation at the White House Summit on Working Families in Washington, DC. Among the speakers were President and First Lady Obama, Vice President and Dr. Biden, and dozens of other government, policy, union, and business leaders, many of whom were also working parents....more
As parents, we work hard our children’s whole lives to prepare them for adulthood, and this last ...more

Family Demographics Are Changing ... and So Are Our Children's Economic Opportunities

We’ve all heard about the growing numbers of breadwinner moms (40 percent of all U.S. households, in case you were wondering), but American families are diversifying in more than one way, and recent studies show that those changes aren’t just affecting our culture: Family structure may have a huge impact on the next generation’s economic opportunities. ...more

6 Tips for Creating Your Own Paycheck Fairness Act

If we can’t get our elected officials to help us close the gender based wage gap, we’ll have to do it ourselves. On Monday, the Senate failed to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, yet again. The bill needed 60 votes but fell short 52-40 with every Democrat voting aye and every Republican voting no. Two independent Senators split their votes....more

“I bought a mattress and health insurance” – rural Rwandan farmer

Cross-posted from UN Women Through Farmer Field Schools, more than 350 farmers have learned about nutrition, modern agricultural techniques and business skills while creating cooperatives and pooling savings. ...more

How It Feels To Be A Feminist Atheist Liberal in Virginia

 Williamsburg, VA Rebuilt Colonial Capitol ...more

Consenting to Sexual Activity is Now the Law in California

In a groundbreaking legislative move, California governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that affirms the necessity of consent when it comes to engaging in sexual activity. According to this new bill, signed on September 28, 2014, any college that receives state funding will have to abide by this new standard for consent-- a verbal yes or non-verbal gesture of consent must be given before sexual activity ensues....more
Is the law in new zealand. My partner successfully gained a conviction of rape for an older ...more

Why Title IX is Not Just About Sports and I'm Sure Patsy Mink Would Agree

This summer, I joined other advocates and parents from across the nation at the White House Summit on Working Families in Washington, DC. Among the speakers were President and First Lady Obama, Vice President and Dr. Biden, and dozens of other government, policy, union, and business leaders, many of whom were also working parents....more
As parents, we work hard our children’s whole lives to prepare them for adulthood, and this last ...more

In UN Speech, President Obama takes on ISIL and, Briefly, Ferguson

Ebony.com commissioned this piece from me, an analysis of President Obama’s speech before the United Nations General Assembly. Here is the result....more

The Same Old Song

The Awakening...more

Family Demographics Are Changing ... and So Are Our Children's Economic Opportunities

We’ve all heard about the growing numbers of breadwinner moms (40 percent of all U.S. households, in case you were wondering), but American families are diversifying in more than one way, and recent studies show that those changes aren’t just affecting our culture: Family structure may have a huge impact on the next generation’s economic opportunities. ...more

6 Tips for Creating Your Own Paycheck Fairness Act

If we can’t get our elected officials to help us close the gender based wage gap, we’ll have to do it ourselves. On Monday, the Senate failed to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, yet again. The bill needed 60 votes but fell short 52-40 with every Democrat voting aye and every Republican voting no. Two independent Senators split their votes....more

Conservative or Liberal: How To Stay Friends When You are Total Opposites

I have to admit I am conservative in my views on issues in general and very proud of it. I am open to other's viewpoints, and yet I value my own. I simply cannot stand "wishy washy" people; they are the worst kind of people to be around, always changing their minds like the direction of the wind or changing their opinion to please whomever comes into the room. I have many friends who are liberals. They have their opinions and I have mine, and yet, we seem to get along. How is that so? How is it that we can stay friends when we have such opposite views?...more
Constant Commoner.....I love how you worded most of what I agree with.....You truly put in words ...more

Anita Hill: A Hero for all of Us

JaneAnita Hill came to our town last week as the keynote speaker for the celebration of the 40th anniversary of ...more