Why We Need to Stop Treating Women Like Single-Issue Voters

Last month, when I read that Cosmopolitan was going to use their platform to get women more engaged in this election, I was hopeful that maybe, just maybe, this women's magazine would take a different approach than other media outlets and recognize ...more

Too Busy to Vote? Here's Why Moms Should Think Twice

Will you show up at the polls on November 4 for the mid-term elections? If you are a woman, you are more likely to vote than a man. But if you are a mother, you are probably doing most of the child care and most of the housework, whether you hold ...more

Sandra Fluke: Why It Matters That I Run

 I’ve always been a fighter for the public interest, making a difference through my work as an attorney and legislative advocate, but I never planned to run for office. To impact women’s underrepresentation in elected office, I joined groups ...more

I'm Conservative, But Some of My Best Friends Are Liberal

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 ...more

6 Ways to Make Sure You're Being Paid Fairly

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 ...more

What to Do If You Think Your Friend Is Racist

Dear Mouthy Housewives,I think a friend of mine is kind of racist. She always mentions if someone is black or Jewish or Hispanic. She doesn't say anything negative, but she whispers their ethnicity when it's not pertinent. Like: "There's a new waiter at the wine place. He's BLACK." She says it in this derogatory way.Should I say something or just let it go?Signed,Am I Friends with a Racist Person?...more

New Pew Research Confirms the Worst About Online Harassment

A new study from Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life confirms the worst news about online harassment. It is pervasive, endemic, and disproportionately levied against women. What we have done so far to deal with it isn't helping. As horrible as these findings are, do they offer ways to help safeguard ourselves, to be better Internet citizens, or to change the onslaught of harassment and danger? ...more

What Does The Whiteness Project Really Show About Race in America?

Watching the videos from the first installment of The Whiteness Project—24 clips filmed this July in Buffalo as part of documentary filmmaker Whitney Dow's project—was uncomfortable, and sadly revealed nothing surprising. How do you reject white privilege? How do you deny responsibility for humane speech and action towards others? How do you co-opt other people's struggles? It's pretty easy, apparently.  ...more
I think there is something to be gained for people who have no idea they have white privilege to ...more

The "Sexy" TMNT??

My daughters are going to be cute for Halloween. Lilo is dressing up as the Queen of Halloween. Stitch is going as a black cat, probably because she is aware she is adorable with a wee black nose and whiskers. Spock is going as a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, but NOT this one: ...more

What to Do If You Think Your Friend Is Racist

Dear Mouthy Housewives,I think a friend of mine is kind of racist. She always mentions if someone is black or Jewish or Hispanic. She doesn't say anything negative, but she whispers their ethnicity when it's not pertinent. Like: "There's a new waiter at the wine place. He's BLACK." She says it in this derogatory way.Should I say something or just let it go?Signed,Am I Friends with a Racist Person?...more

New Pew Research Confirms the Worst About Online Harassment

A new study from Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life confirms the worst news about online harassment. It is pervasive, endemic, and disproportionately levied against women. What we have done so far to deal with it isn't helping. As horrible as these findings are, do they offer ways to help safeguard ourselves, to be better Internet citizens, or to change the onslaught of harassment and danger? ...more

What Does The Whiteness Project Really Show About Race in America?

Watching the videos from the first installment of The Whiteness Project—24 clips filmed this July in Buffalo as part of documentary filmmaker Whitney Dow's project—was uncomfortable, and sadly revealed nothing surprising. How do you reject white privilege? How do you deny responsibility for humane speech and action towards others? How do you co-opt other people's struggles? It's pretty easy, apparently.  ...more
I think there is something to be gained for people who have no idea they have white privilege to ...more

Turtles "Happy Together" With Copyright Win Against SiriusXM

Flo & Eddie of The Turtles sued SiriusXM in August 2013 for infringement of sound recording copyrights.  The decison by the California court is a huge ruling for legacy sound recording owners and their heirs....more

Give Me Some Space

Where do people learn how to behave in public? Where do the codes of conduct, the moral principles that guide human behavior and interaction, come from? The answer to these questions turns out to be much more complicated than what meets the eye.To some extent, the answer lies in each person’s particular upbringing—clear lessons taught by mom and dad, teachers and school administrators, ministers and rabbis. Don’t take candy from strangers. Be respectful of others. Don’t run in the hallway. Treat others the way you want to be treated....more

On Splints

Lucy explains what splints are and Mel illustrates with a comic - complete with minature dump trucks, horses doing naughty things, and paste!Read the comic here. www.melnewton.com...more

3 Stupid Simple Tips to protect your Identity

For anyone who goes online, it’s impossible to hack-proof yourself, but not impossible to make a hacker’s job extremely difficult. Here are three things to almost hack-proof yourself....more

Will This Election Put More Moms in Office?

There it was, on the Time.com website, in great big black bold letters:Midterm Elections See Surge in Tough-to-Lure Candidates: Young Moms...more