What Twitter Said About the President's State of the Union Speech

[UPDATED 7:20 p.m. PST: President Obama laid out a broad and aggressive agenda for his seventh year in office. Read on for more details and reaction from social media. --Grace]  ...more

I Can Relate to Charlie Hebdo... and Ahmet Merabet

On January 7th, 2015 the world froze in terror as reports of the massacre at the Charlie Hebdo office in Paris came to light. Three gunmen, enraged at the satirical magazine's various depictions of Islam in their publications, took their revenge and ...more

Who Will Replace Barbara Boxer in the Senate?

[UPDATE 1/14/15: California Attorney General Kamala Harris announced Tuesday that she will run for the Senate seat that will be vacated by Sen. Barbara Boxer. --Grace}  ...more

What Women Are Saying About Marriage, Family and Work

A Washington D.C. think tank is devoting some resources to find out "What's Happening to Married Mothers in the Workforce?"  It's a critically important question for a lot of reasons. While fewer women choose to marry, more than three-quarters ...more

Let's Uphold Freedom of the Press for Charlie Hebdo

When I was in journalism school, I had a professor who told us that whatever we did as journalists, we always had to be honest and play by our profession’s ethics. But more importantly, he told us, we had to play by our own personal ethics. The media ...more

14-Year-Old Snowboarder Chloe Kim Brings Youth and Diversity to the X Games

In another life, I'd love to be a expert snowboarder, but in this life I'll have to settle for living vicariously through Chloe Kim. Over the weekend, 14-year-old Chloe Kim became—not only the youngest woman or the first Asian American—but the YOUNGEST PERSON EVER to win at the X Games, the biggest annual event in boardsports. ...more

Hillary Clinton and the Long-Running History of Sexism in Politics

Hillary Clinton remains the likely frontrunner for the Democrats in the 2016 race for President. Yet Elizabeth Warren continues to become more visible and vocal as well. Regardless of who runs, if it is a woman, she will face a barrage of sexism and misogyny....more
I remember my late Mother raving about how great Hillary was when she ran for President in 2008. ...more

Breaking the Silence Around Black Women and Abortion

As a black woman, I was once ambivalent about abortion; often silent and never expressing any true feelings or opinions. Never wanting to claim a side, I walked the middle road; besides, I thought it was a white woman’s issue and feared being labeled ‘pro-choice’. I knew abortion was very real but it was taboo among friends, family, and colleagues. It wasn’t until I saw several Black women struggle to make sound reproductive decisions according to their best interests that I realized that my silence contributed to degradation of our rights....more
Extremely thoughtful and well written.more

14-Year-Old Snowboarder Chloe Kim Brings Youth and Diversity to the X Games

In another life, I'd love to be a expert snowboarder, but in this life I'll have to settle for living vicariously through Chloe Kim. Over the weekend, 14-year-old Chloe Kim became—not only the youngest woman or the first Asian American—but the YOUNGEST PERSON EVER to win at the X Games, the biggest annual event in boardsports. ...more

Campus Culture is Not a Rape Defense

Sexual Assault Prevention Ribbon...more

The Nisman murder Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean

The hemisphere’s top story continues to be the murder of Argentinian prosecutor Alberto Nisman. This weekend it was revealed that Damián Pachter of the Buenos Aires Herald, the first to journalist break the news of Nisman’s death on Twitter last Sunday, reportedly fled the country because he feared for his life. ARGENTINA Nisman death: ‘Now we will never know what happened’ Mother of one of the victims of the 1994 terrorist attack in Argentina tells The Telegraph that she fears they will never have justice, after prosecutor Alberto Nisman found dead Cash-starved Argentina tried to protect Iran, cover up Jewish Center bombings for cheap oil Can Castro admirer Cristina from Argentina survive the Nisman murder scandal? ...more

Music Monday: How does it feel?

To give away your latest album...more

I Made This. Want it?

Fans of the Legend of Zelda game franchise will recognize the Royal Crest Click for bigger ...more

Feminists Are Ready for a Woman in the Oval Office

In five years feminists across the country will take to the streets and the Internet to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment. 2020 will mark one hundred years of women voting. Since women take up 51% of the population, we have the power to elect the next president all on our own ....more

Technical Problem

Technical Problem...more

Thrift Store Shopping: Is It Worth the Deal?

Over the holiday season, I needed some fabric to make some Christmas crafts with my children.  Rather than drive all the way to the fabric store, I decided to visit the local thrift shop.  I scored some great deals on fabric and also left with a Christmas sweater that I would later tear up to use for the crafts as well. After our family craft time was over, we marveled at the beautiful things we were able to make with the thrift store fabric.  However, a short while later, I started feeling guilty about my purchase. ...more

Stalking your children with technology

We had a sound/video baby monitor in my son's bedroom for the first two-and-a-half years of his life. Through that little camera, I watched him sleep, kick out of his blankets, sit up in his bed, and even saw the time our cat ended up in his crib and meowed out for help when she realized she was trapped....more

What has the Bloody Government Ever Done for Us?

So it turns out that Boehner knows that fixing the roads and bridges before they fall apart altogether is important. He thinks he can find the money for that out of tax “reform” that is somehow or another...more