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

Ebola in New York: Doctor Tests Positive for the Disease

Ebola has reached New York City. A 33-year-old doctor named Craig Spencer who treated patients in West Africa through the Doctors Without Borders program has tested positive for the disease in New York. Bellvue Hospital is kicking into its emergency plan, but this new case raises alarm. Whereas the average suburban dweller may come in close contact with dozens of people per day, the average city dweller who takes the subway, walks the crowded streets, and lives in a large apartment building comes into contact with many, many more. ...more

The Ottawa Shootings Can't Take Away My Canadian Identity

I was sitting in a Starbucks in Toronto when I saw a tweet that stopped me in my tracks. A soldier had been shot at the National War Memorial in Ottawa—where I live. It was followed up by another tweet telling me that the shooter was in Centre Block of Parliament. I looked around … and no one was reacting. No one else knew. ...more
My thoughts are with all Canadians. These things strike right at one's psyche, but it also ...more

It's Not Your Kids That Make You Time-Starved: It's Your Spouse

So much for you and your marriage partner working together to share the burdens of family life, regardless of who does what or how much. Turns out that it's actually married moms who are feeling the stress and pull of time starvation the most, not single moms, according to a new survey about the growing segment of "breadwinner moms" around the world, released yesterday by global communications firm Ketchum, in partnership with BlogHer. ...more

End the hate on college campuses

There is a growing problem in our nation on college campuses, the vilification of Jews. Any student who acts out against another because of their race or religion should immediately be kicked out of college and barred from receiving an education in the US from any university or institute for higher education. Why so harsh? ...more

Making History: The Creation of a Political Party for Women

Yesterday in New York City, Hillary Clinton Governor Andrew Cuomo, Kathy Hochul, and Christine Quinn gathered to support equal pay for equal work for every New York woman.They were there to support a new political party called Women’s Equality Party that’s already received support from the likes of Lena Dunham, Anna Wintour, Christie Brinkley, and film producer Jane Rosenthal, amongst others. Check out the list here: http://womensequalityparty.org/supporters....more

2 Ways to Prevent Military Identity Theft

You’d think that servicemen and women would be better protected than civilians from identity theft, but their risk is higher, since their Social Security numbers are used so often and also abroad. In Iraq, it’s painted on their laundry bags!Ohio wants to introduce a bill to stifle military ID theft....more

Lying Little Girls Dropping F-Bombs Keep Feminism On The Fringe

FCKH8, a T-shirt sales company masquerading as an anti-hate activist group, is pretty freakin' good at using shock value and expletives to grab people's attention.  First, it was their race-y (pun intended) video featuring Ferguson, MO youngsters throwing around some major attitude about race relations in their "Hey White People!" video....more

Meth-Dealing Action Figures for the Kid in All of Us

 I don't want to break bad all over your Breaking Bad action figures, but who came up with the idea of meth lab action figures?...more

Open letter to Contra Costa Board of Supervisors - giving yourselves a 48% RAISE, REALLY, AGAIN????

In regards to the Contra Costa Board of Supervisors October 28, 2014 meeting Agenda Item D.10 – an ordinance to increase their own base salaries from $97,483/yr. to $131,063/yr. (a base pay increase of about 34%)These figures do not include “other pay,” (approximately $6,500/year), benefits, retirement contributions by the taxpayers, or the eleven offices and 26 staff people required to support this 5-member board....more

Ebola in New York: Doctor Tests Positive for the Disease

Ebola has reached New York City. A 33-year-old doctor named Craig Spencer who treated patients in West Africa through the Doctors Without Borders program has tested positive for the disease in New York. Bellvue Hospital is kicking into its emergency plan, but this new case raises alarm. Whereas the average suburban dweller may come in close contact with dozens of people per day, the average city dweller who takes the subway, walks the crowded streets, and lives in a large apartment building comes into contact with many, many more. ...more

Social Media Profiles- The Official First Impression of the 21st Century

http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/26...more

The Ottawa Shootings Can't Take Away My Canadian Identity

I was sitting in a Starbucks in Toronto when I saw a tweet that stopped me in my tracks. A soldier had been shot at the National War Memorial in Ottawa—where I live. It was followed up by another tweet telling me that the shooter was in Centre Block of Parliament. I looked around … and no one was reacting. No one else knew. ...more
My thoughts are with all Canadians. These things strike right at one's psyche, but it also ...more

How I look at the shocking events in Ottawa

Yesterday's shooting on Parliment Hill sent the country into a frenzy.  Twitter and Facebook exploded with all kinds of truth, rumors and just-plain-wrong information.Certain Canadian broadcasters did exceiptional jobs of simply reporting what news there was and not sensationalizing things and I think that was brilliant.  However, it didn't stop some people from thinking the worst and sharing their opinions all over the internet.That's perfectly acceptable...except when others start to believe it and pass it on....more