What's a Chingona? I'm Glad You Asked

As a first generation Mexican-American, I was raised to keep my thoughts to myself and put the feelings of La Familia over my own. Don't get me wrong. I love being Latina and am proud of my heritage, but considering the emotional baggage ...more

Feminista Jones on Re-Creating Black Women Icons in Stunning ELLE Photos

BlogHer Editor Feminista Jones and blogger Christina Brown joined a group of brilliant and gorgeous women to pose as civil rights activists and culture leaders in a photoshoot for ELLE called "#WeAreBlackHistory." ...more

I've Waited 20 Years to See a TV Family Like Mine

My family doesn’t watch much network TV, but that may soon be changing with the premier of ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat. I’ve waited 20 years to see a show that even vaguely resembles my own on the screen. ...more

Why Are Yoga Pants Anybody's Business?

Perhaps some of you have heard about the controversial article author Veronica Partridge wrote regarding thewearing of yoga pants in public? Turns out her husband has an issue with it.  I guess he got fed up with men staring at his wife ...more

Black History Month: 5 Ways to Teach Race Better

Twenty years after I got into education, not much has changed. But here's how we can have meaningful lessons about race in schools. ...more

How to Deal With Your Midlife Crisis

When you hear about someone going through a midlife crisis, you usually think of that stereotypical scenario of some guy in his forties impulsively buying a sports car and dumping his wife for a younger woman. ...more

The Paradox of the Outspoken Woman & Why She Bothers Men

I am an outspoken woman. I'm outspoken in real life, and I'm outspoken on the Internet. I don't shy away from a debate. I have Opinions, big ones, on anything from TV shows to social justice. I like discussions, and I am happy to sit down and go through a subject with a fine-tooth comb to pick out nuances and discuss them with like-minded folks. For me, the Internet has been great for allowing me to find and learn from all kinds of people. But there's another side to it....more
It isn't because you have opinions; it's because your opinions cast doubt on your intelligence. ...more

How The Academy Awards Lived Up To The #OscarsSoWhite Hashtag

After winning Best Supporting Actress for her role as a single mother in Boyhood, Patricia Arquette said one of the boldest feminist statements I've ever heard at the Oscars. But her comments afterward, along with so many other elements of the show, left a lot of people shaking our heads....more
GREAT wrap-up Grace. BOOM: "I'm more concerned that casual remarks at high-profile events like ...more

What Music to Listen to in a Traffic Jam?

Well, let’s accept it: traffic jams do exist and we can’t but must deal with them. If you are a productive person and you hate just sitting and waiting for something, just find yourself a convenient preoccupation during these still minutes (or hours, or days!). One of the variants is to listen to music, especially if your Internet connection is well. And with FreemakeMusicbox you can find a lot of music tracks to listen to....more

What’s Current: Google is banning porn from Blogger

Ten-year-old math genius studying for her University degree. (This girl is amazing!) There are more men on corporate boards named John, Robert, William or James than there are women on boards altogether. Huffington Post speculates that feminist Paulie Murray was secretly a man ....more

Super Bitcon!

Nifty! So a new friend, Frank Wak, interviewed some old friends about a thing we’re doing. I know, I’m phoning it in on content lately ....more

Barbie Can Suck It

I’ve been looking for a set of lamps, and today I found a pair I liked. They’re simple, stainless steel, with a cool shade. When I got home, I bumped into my sweet, 75 year-old widowed neighbour, Mr. Gunderson. He inspected the lamps, even putting his glasses on for a better look. “I really love those. Reminds me of Jayne Mansfield. Va Va Voom.” He winked at me. I was confused, and didn’t know what he was talking about, until I got into the house and took a really good look at them.Here’s a close-up....more

In Major Victory for #NetNeutrality, FCC Votes to Classify Internet as Public Utility

In a hotly-anticipated vote, the FCC decided today to classify internet service as public utility under Title II of the Telecommunications Act. The 3-2 vote (which was split down party lines) drew the attention of progressives and net neutrality activists — including me — who urged the FCC in a series of campaigns to vote in favour of a Title II reclassification. Title II reclassification is generally agreed to be a critical step in protecting net neutrality by establishing guidelines that would prevent major cable and internet providers from (in essence) messing with internet service in order to earn money ....more

FREE Passive Income 101 eBook

If you are looking to make some extra income, check out this great ebook! Right now on Amazon you can get this handy Passive Income 101 eBook for FREE! This is a wonderful resource to have handy and it’s a $2.99 value! ...more

The Secret Lives of Boys - Part 1

I grew up in a household overrun with women. With 3 older sisters and a take-charge mother who ran the household, it was very much a matriarchal set up. Despite having 1 brother and an emotionally unavailable and wholly uninvolved father, the men were outnumbered and out-ruled – not by design, but simply by happenstance. So, because of the situation I grew up in, boys were always a bit of a mystery to me....more

Why We Must Support the Indictment of Peter Liang

Officer Peter Liang leaves his home in Brooklyn. Photo credit: Sam Hodgson / New York Times In December of last year, I predicted that Officer Peter Liang — the rookie New York Police Department cop who fatally shot Akai Gurley in a dark stairwell in the Louis H. Pink Houses complex — might be the first (and perhaps only) police officer indicted in the killing of an unarmed Black man when this issue was captivating national headlines ....more

Throw-Up Thirsday

It used to be there was no question at all that taxpayer money could not go for religious schools.Now we actually have serious debate over the very existence of public education.Next will be a debate over the return of child labor.Insane._____ ...more