Will 2016 Be Different For Hillary?

Hillary Clinton’s announcement that she is officially a candidate for the presidency in 2016 was met by an explosion of excitement from her longtime supporters. Hillary’s accompanying video hit just the right note, celebrating an all-inclusive ...more

I've Evolved as a Voter, Has Hillary Evolved as a Candidate?

In preparation for the inevitable Hillary Clinton announcement, I began to peruse my archives—both written and mental— to remind myself of the hardcore Clintonite I once was. I was the girl who cried during the 2008 Democratic Convention when Hillary ...more

Could the Senate Really Put a Woman on the $20 Bill?

The quest to put a woman on the $20 bill started out as yet another one of those online petitions—inspiring, but pie in the sky, right? But thanks to Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) who introduced a bill on Wednesday, having a female leader on the $20 ...more

Dear Coachella, Please Stop the Cultural Appropriation

I'm pretty fond of the indie music scene, and am known amongst my friends as a hipster-in-denial (only when it comes to music, I swear). Coachella was something I became aware of last year, a music festival taking place in California. It usually is ...more

Could Carly Fiorina Be the GOP's Female Candiate?

While all the focus is on Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign announcement and her first trip to Iowa, there is a Republican woman, Carly Fiorina, who already made headlines in Iowa in January by announcing she is considering a run for the White ...more

Will the Confirmation of Loretta Lynch as Attorney General Bring Justice for Black Women?

Loretta Lynch made history when she was sworn in as the 83rd attorney general of the United States of America. She is the first African-American woman, and only the second woman, to hold the position and is certainly cause for honorable recognition....more

Sexual Assault, How Far We Haven't Come

I lived on New York City’s Upper East Side during the terrifying days of the Upper East Side rapist. I had attended so many self-defence workshops put on by the NYPD that I had become quite the padded crotch-kicking expert. They would have us act out scenarios in which we were threatened with sexual assault to teach us how to defend ourselves. They encouraged us to be vigilante, to avoid risky situations where we could, but then what to do if we ever found ourselves vulnerable....more
I think most of us have these educational moments. Sadly I count myself as one who got off ...more

The Problem With Calling the Black Widow a Slut

You might have seen that Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner during a press junket responded to a question about Black Widow's romantic interests in Avengers: Age of Ultron (not saying who, SPOILERS, but it was brought up to them because in prior films it seemed like her interests were aimed at Captain America and Hawkeye) and both men joked that she's a slut, a whore, and she has a fake leg (which painted people with prosthetics as being something unattractive)....more
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Inspiring and advocating for women living with HIV in Kazakhstan

In the face of quickly rising rates of HIV infection in Central Asia, UN Women is supporting a network of women living with HIV in Kazakhstan and increasing their role in decision-making. ...more

Will the Confirmation of Loretta Lynch as Attorney General Bring Justice for Black Women?

Loretta Lynch made history when she was sworn in as the 83rd attorney general of the United States of America. She is the first African-American woman, and only the second woman, to hold the position and is certainly cause for honorable recognition....more

How to Help Earthquake Victims in Nepal

Several charities are either on the ground or gearing up to help Nepalese survivors after the devastating earthquake they just suffered. There are some of the charities who are best suited to help because 1) they are already present in Nepal and 2) they have excellent (4 star) ratings on Charity Navigator or some other independent charity investigation. Here are some I can recommend:...more

NCJFCJ Fully Supports Passing of Human Trafficking Bill

On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed legislation to help victims of human trafficking. The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) is in full support of this historic 99-0 vote to approve the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, which expands law enforcement tools to target sex traffickers and creates a new fund to help victims. ...more

Helping Earthquake Victims in Nepal

This past Fall I visited Nepal with my husband and two friends. It was a jaw-dropping trip in so many respects....more

Sexual Assault, How Far We Haven't Come

I lived on New York City’s Upper East Side during the terrifying days of the Upper East Side rapist. I had attended so many self-defence workshops put on by the NYPD that I had become quite the padded crotch-kicking expert. They would have us act out scenarios in which we were threatened with sexual assault to teach us how to defend ourselves. They encouraged us to be vigilante, to avoid risky situations where we could, but then what to do if we ever found ourselves vulnerable....more
I think most of us have these educational moments. Sadly I count myself as one who got off ...more

The Hezbollah camps Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean

While the U.S. media distracted itself with news about Bruce Jenner and tried to ignore Hillary Clinton’s corruption, the big news story of the week came via Emili Blasco: Nicolas Maduro negotiated with Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah for Hezbollah training camps in Venezuela. See also Venezuela, el principal nexo de Hezbollah en América A lo largo de los años, Tarek El Aissami ha desarrollado una red financiera sofisticada y de múltiples niveles (more posts on El Aissami here). ARGENTINA Cristina Kirchner and Vladimir Putin cuddle up over oil – and bitter feelings for Britain Argentina and Russia signed a a “strategic partnership” that included oil and gas deals, after Ms Kirchner visited Moscow and the Kremlin BRAZIL The ghost in the Planalto Dilma Rousseff is in office but no longer in power Thankfully, it is hard to imagine suicide or a coup ....more

Another List Of Jobs Where You Can Work From Home

Just a disclaimer before I begin. I’ve researched all of the following companies and their job leads to make sure they are not scams. I’ve even provided links for you to apply! ...more

FREE eBay the Easy Way: How to Make Serious Money Selling on eBay.com eBook

Having you been thinking about selling items on eBay? If so, right now you can get this highly-rated eBay the Easy Way: How to Make Serious Money Selling on eBay.com eBook for FREE! Plus this is a $27 value! ...more

What Robin Williams and Albert Einstein Tell Us About Right of Publicity

By Francesca Catalano, Faculty Director in the School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math at American Public UniversityUnless you are famous – like rock star famous – you may not have heard of the right of publicity or personality rights. A lot of time and effort goes into establishing the brand of a celebrity – the recognition factor for a name, image, and likeness. The right of publicity protects the commercial use of these personal and recognizable aspects of identity. ...more