Did Griner's Punch Go Too Far? Or Is Aggressive Ball Playing Just a Part of Women's Sports Now?

It pisses me off to no end that people act aghast if a female athlete acts out in an aggressive manner....more

Clinton Clarion Call: Global Data On Women & Girls Shows "Grim" Portrait

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave a speech today to commemorate the 15th Anniversary of the first International Conference on Population and Development. That gathering included a total of thousands of delegates from 179 countries....more

What a great set of astute observations - I agree with them all.

I think you are right ...more

Did You Come Here For Forgiveness..

A is back home.She went on a 2-day senior retreat with the girls from her high school. It was a mandatory retreat, otherwise, I am sure she would have found a way to get out of going.I made her promise me that she would at least try to do two things:Enjoy herself and participate with an open mind.A attends a Catholic school here in New York and since it is an all-girls school, they have many creative 'bonding' techniques, which are usually just ridiculous....more

Do-Good Tranquilista: Interview with Kimberly Wilson

"That's why it's, "Enlightened Work and Mindful Play," because it's incorporating, wrapping up, and interweaving this notion of making a difference through your daily actions, and also infusing your life with style, and throwing really fun parties for good causes."--Kimberly Wilson, author of Tranquilista: Mastering the Art of Enlightened Work and Mindful Play...more


As a teen I was always proud to say - I don't drink milk.  Diet Coke was was drink of choice.  Every calorie was viewed by me as an investment on my backside - one that I didn't need because I was bored looking like Jennifer Lopez at 30. I was looking backward when I should've been looking forward. To my horror, I discovered at 50, that peak bone mass is achieved by age 16 for women and that the critical time to do that bodybuilding was during puberty when I was conserving calories for gravy and fries.  ...more

Imaginext Toys, or how my gender disqualifies me from having a complex imagination

I agree 100%. I've written to Fisher Price particularly about their imaginext & heroworld line. ...more

Can You Jump Rope Like This?

Can You Jump Rope Like This? ...more

One Girl On Cutting

October 5th, 2009 — Girl Culture, Victims & Dangers When I posted about the book Willow, I received a response from Valentina about her experience with cut ...more

Sexy Babies in 4 Inch Heels

~We need to replace all of these sexualized images with ones showing girls in positive settings - ones that show the uniqueness and competence of girls—Dr. Eileen Zurbriggen     ...more

Bra Burning

The other day, as I was repeating some of the good times to be had by the lone female in my motorcycle class to my mom, I heard one of my least favorite expressions of all time come out of her mouth: "Honey, get over it. That's just the way it is." Well, as I've said for most of my life, screw that....more