Did You Celebrate Women's Equality Day?

Yesterday, August 26, was Women's Equality Day. (It also was my non-blogging friend's birthday, so a big shout out to Dr. P, who probably spent the day operating, as she is a surgeon. Which is a good way, I think, to celebrate women's equality, but as usual I digress.) RosieRed23 at Spare Candy explains that: ...more

Frederick Douglass on Women's Rights: “Right is of No Sex”

In honor of Black History Month, I thought it was only appropriate to remember a man who stood alongside women in their fight for equality for almost half a century. That man was Frederick Douglass. ...more

Blog Carnival: Freedom to Marry 2009

Hi,  I'm organizing a blog carnival celebrating Freedom to Marry week, and I am writing to invite you  to join in and even promote it if you like the idea. It's the one following the phrase, something old, something new, etc.   All the details are here:  http://tinyurl.com/bzdzrt , and it starts next week on Tuesday. Please? Have a good weekend, Robin-- Robin Reagler ...more

The Women of the 2009-2010 Senate: 17 Voices For Change!

There are 17 women in the US Senate. Our highest total yet! Now that's what we call women's voices for change! Today, we'll be covering: Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) Kay Hagan (D-NC) Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) Amy Klobuchar (48, DFL-MN) Claire McCaskill (D-MO) Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) Maria Cantwell (D-WA) ...more

Life In A Perfect World!


Idriss Stelley Foundation

Mesha, a woman I met during a training in San Francisco so graciously agreed for me to post her organizations. She is one of the most passionate and knowledgeable activists I have ever met and she made a strong impact on me. ...more

Gender Equality is Natural

My head has refused to function to its full capacity. I am supposed to be working on all the details of my organisation’s forthcoming Technology Camp for Secondary School girls but I think I need a break for a few minutes to get my head back in the right track. Yeah, I was away from Lagos to Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife on 22nd of July to attend the 1st Ladies Technology Summit organised by Nigerian High-Tech Women (NHTW). It’s all about empowering university female students through ICT4D (Information and Communication Technologies for Development). ...more

On Becoming a Woman

In every woman’s life there’s a point, a transition, to becoming a woman. For most of us it happens in our teen years with the hormonal rollercoaster ride we call puberty. For some the biological process gets a little messed up and needs some help. Our bodies, being imperfect constructs, do not always do what is best for our health and well being. ...more

and feel rather sheepish that my employer (a state agency) fully stands behind me, and given ...more

Why the Jena 6 Still Matters

The Jena Six. For most Americans, it is a news story - apalling, repugnant - but just a news story. For some, it's old news.  For me, it hit a little closer to home. And considering how for the first time in American History we may have a president of color who is helping to open up discussion (and many hope along with it, healing of our nation), pausing to think on how we treat each other is timely and important.  My father's family is from Jena. My octagenarian grandfather was superintendent of the school district for many years.  My father played with the current Jena High School principal after school when he was a kid. It's a place I visit periodically for Christmas or Thanksgiving. And as sad as the story makes me, I can't say I'm surprised. ...more