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

They have added some female super heroes but very few. Still disappointed.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