5 Badass Quotes for Women's History Month

March is Women's History Month - cheers to us, the mighty she-roes of the world!And as you go about she-roing, it's easy to forget one simple fact: YOU ARE A BADASS. You're an autonomous, singularly amazing being with infinite power ...more

Why the Fuss Over Hillary's Emails Is Just Another Smokescreen

Notwithstanding feverish media squeals about Hillary Clinton’s “private” email usage as Secretary of State, the fact is she adhered to the laws in place during her four years in that position.  The law insisting solely upon .gov email usage for ...more

A Single Mom Faces Deportation For Fleeing the Man She Says Abused Her

The case of a single mom found guilty of child abduction is calling attention to the intersection of domestic violence and immigration law, and how both may be failing women. Earlier this week, a central California jury convicted undocumented single ...more

What It's Like to Run For Office, As a Woman and a Mother

I had expected February to be another month of juggling book promotions for my ibook, Lean On and Lead, Mothering and Work in the 21st Century Economy, not to mention college applications for my oldest son, but instead, I spent the better part of the ...more

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

Human Trafficking Hits Close to Home For One Blogger: 14-Year-Old Jewel Fitzgerald Missing

Human trafficking is something we often imagines happens in other countries, or at least far from where we live. But yesterday, the issue hit close to home for blogger (and former BlogHer Health Editor) Renee J. Ross, who reported that her teenage cousin had disappeared on her way to school on Wednesday morning. ...more
So very sad! Praying that Jewel is found, and that peace and comfort surround her family during ...more

Sarah Jones's 'Women Can't Wait': One Woman, Many Voices

I would like to introduce you to Sarah Jones...and Lorraine and Nereida and Habiba and Anna and Praveen... and a dozen others.I want to introduce them all to you because they all deserve to be seen and heard, and they are—through Sarah Jones. Image Credit: United Nations via YouTube ...more

What Spanx Has to Do With Shaping Women's History

It’s Women’s History Month and I have a personal question: are you wearing Spanx? Me too. And yes, there is a connection.In the 1970s, feminist leader Betty Friedan urged women to throw away their girdles and we cheered. Today, Sarah Blakely has become one of the few female billionaires by getting us trussed up once again—in Spanx....more

News, Etc.

Obituary: Actor-director Gene Saks, 93, has did.His first wife was actress Bea Arthur. _____The co-pilot who crashed the Germanwings plane supposedly was suffering from such poor vision, he had only thirty-percent vision in his eyes, which of course meant he couldn't continue his career anymore._____ ...more

Why Isn't There A Federal Holiday Named After A Woman?

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I’m going to say this again

One more time, nice and slow, since some people don’t get it. Never put anything online that you wouldn’t read out loud or show to your mother, your boss, and a judge. And, let me add, that includes video ....more

Challenge Accepted! An Interview with Drew

Drew’s Sims 4 Alien Legacy founder, Motie Alien Hello everyone, and welcome to another...more

Tips to Stay Digitally Safe on Spring Break

Give me a break! In the next month, students will get the week off for spring break—a much needed reward after months of hard work and, for some, gnarly winter weather. Spring break means free time, family vacations, trips with friends, and timeless memories....more

Colombia: FARC’s “Pedro Nel” dead

Good news: Key FARC commander found dead: Colombia military The body of a key FARC commander has been found in a grave in south-central Colombia, the Colombian army claimed on Wednesday. The commander of the guerrillas’ 66th front, “Pedro Nel,” was found in an improvised grave in the Planadas municipality in the Tolima state. According to the military, the deceased guerrilla commander was severely injured in combat with a military unit in the nearby Neiva department on March 12 when his unit was collecting extortion payments ....more

Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

Promote yourself. Netiquette reminders: Want to recommend someone else’s writing instead? Try the latest signal-boosting thread ....more

Obituaries: Gregory Walcott and Others

A few obits from recent days:Actor Gregory Walcott, a performer who made many films over the decades starring in Clint Eastwood films and in the notable movieNorma Rae, yet will always be remembered as the hero of that incomparable 1959 turkey Plan 9 From Outer Space, has died.Walcott was 87 years old and had been in poor health for quite some time.Walcott was an imposing figure who was apparently desperate for a job when he somehow came into contact with the legendary director Edward D. Wood, Jr. I don't know how he could possibly be THAT desperate, for, according to the linked obituary, he made notable films like 1955's Mister Roberts ....more

Using social media to build brands & fan bases

Journalists interested in building brands should do what actors and filmmakers do, follow these tips By STEVE RAY Actors and filmmakers shared tips on how to build fan bases this week at the monthly Women In Film & TV meeting in Washington, D.C. But anybody interested in building their brand, especially journalists, can learn from the following suggestions: The 5 Key Points about the use of Social Media: Content – The content (posts updating your latest projects, casting, pictures, videos, etc) should be positive reinforcements of your brand Engagement – You should respond to comments, retweets, likes and emails in a timely fashion. This interaction will show your followers that you are more than just posting without regard to your audience Reach –...more

Dubai World Cup 2015

California Chrome made a good effort but he didn't quite pull off a win in this year's Dubai World Cup. He came in second to Prince Bishop: ...more