Close the Wage Gap? More Government Isn't the Fix

For the first time in the primary debates, a Republican presidential candidate fielded a question on the wage gap between men and women. The Wednesday night debate, moderated by CNBC at the University of Colorado, Boulder, took a brief departure from ...more

I'm Teaming Up With Two Moms to Make a Film About Paid Leave

Now that both Democrats and Republicans are talking about paid family leave, three women are making a documentary about the issue. ...more

Let's Just Do Away With Ethnic Halloween Costumes

Every Halloween, there are blog posts and memes begging people not to turn someone else’s culture into a costume. You know… the Indian squaw, the geisha, the terrorist, the pimp or “ho”… really, pretty much anything that portrays an entire group of ...more

Think About This Before You Put On That Costume

I'm not a prognosticator, but I can predict it with a fair degree of certainty: sometime in the next few weeks, there will be people who post pictures of themselves dressed as Blacks/Hispanics/Native Americans/Asians in a stereotypical way for ...more

What? I Can't Register to Vote in Kansas?

September 22 is National Voter Registration Day. I never thought my right to vote would be affected. Find out how you can sign up to exercise your rights. ...more

Let's Eliminate Violence Against Women #OrangetheWorld

Find out what leaders around the world are doing to take a stand for women....more

Women Must Have Equal Access to Technology

Technology is empowering women and girls around the world to improve their lives and their communities. Just ask the female vegetable seller in Tanzania who now uses a popular mobile service to store and transfer money using just her cell phone—protecting her business savings from theft and increasing her control over spending. The Internet and mobile phones can dramatically increase a woman’s access to information and opportunity through access to online education platforms, job opportunities, e-banking, mobile health applications and expanded social networks....more
"... shocking absence of women in STEM careers portrayed in American television and film.,, out ...more

Refugees Welcomed at My Thanksgiving Table

My family has been in America for a long time, but someone's newness or refugee status doesn't bother me....more
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Day of Thanksgiving/Mourning

Tomorrow, many people in the U.S. will gather to celebrate Thanksgiving, a sanitized version of a fictionalized account of an encounter between English settlers and the Wampanoag people already living on the land that was being “settled” that was the beginning of centuries of murder, abuse, and outright genocide. And while being thankful for what you have is good, celebrating it by dressing children up in construction-paper feathers and decorating with dried “maize” is a not-good, and in fact bad, way of doing it. Tomorrow in Plymouth, Massachusetts — home of that first cross-cultural dinner party — a National Day of Mourning, organized by the United American Indians of New England, will draw attention to historical and current attitudes, treatments, and issues facing Native Americans ....more

Political Rantings Regarding Refugees

Before I started my blog Not Standing Still's Disease, I used to write a more general blog. Since I was working on my undergraduate degree in religious studies, history, and politics at the time, I wrote a lot about the intersection of those areas. I try really hard to not get into those subjects here, because I know how separating they can be. Trust me - it's a part of why I have no relationship with my mother. ...more

Let's Eliminate Violence Against Women #OrangetheWorld

Find out what leaders around the world are doing to take a stand for women....more

Colombia: Emirates importing mercenaries to Yemen

“Gun drain” in Colombia: The NYT reports that (emphasis added), The United Arab Emirates has secretly dispatched hundreds of Colombian mercenaries to Yemen to fight in that country’s raging conflict, adding a volatile new element in a complex proxy war that has drawn in the United States and Iran. It is the first combat deployment […] ...more

Our Watcher’s Council Nominations – Origin Of The Species Edition

At the Watchers’ Council, (Graphics by Rick McKee) Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the ‘sphere, and the longest running group of its kind in existence. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from […] ...more

'No' is a Complete Sentence: So why won't some men accept it?

I've been trying to take a break from my usual snark and sarcastic writing style on the blog this week and trying to keep things positive and respectful.  Given the current state of affairs in our world and also the upcoming holiday (ya know, the one where we’re supposed to be thankful?) I just felt it was appropriate to ease up on humor, silliness and even general bitching or complaining.Ha.  Til now.  ...more

Is that Viral Story real?

The Internet has almost as many videos as there are stars in the heavens. And you know that some have to be hoaxes. Sometimes it’s obvious, while other times it’s easy to be fooled. For example, the hoax of the “angel” intercepting a truck just about to run over a bicyclist is obviously fake. Isn’t it?...more

How To Write An Awesome Sponsored Post – Sandbox To Success Ep 026

Listen to the Episode Below (00:14:46) Download Listen in a New Window iTunes Stitcher SoundCloud Leave a Review Clammr It Subscribe via RSS Subscribe on Android Get New Episodes In Your Inbox Episode 26: Today on Episode 26, we’ll be talking about sponsored post and how to write them. We’ll discuss the dos, don’ts and the things you should know!...more

Make Holiday Shopping Merry and Easy With These 5 Apps

It's almost time to put the phone in elf mode and get ready for the holiday shopping season. Here are five apps for managing the holidays from the palm of your hand, starting on Friday. ...more

Where do I send my Resume?

Yes, I’d like to apply for a job at Utopia General, please! ...more