In a September 2014 article I asked the question,” If the presidential election were held today, who would get your vote?”Dr. Ben Carson led the race in responses, followed by Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden.Many pollsters and women’s groups have been positioning Hillary Clinton to become the first female U.S. President. Whether this will come to fruition certainly remains to be seen.The 2014 midterms are behind us, and inarguably the results will have an impact in Washington....more
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave five and a-half hours of patient and thorough testimony before the Senate and House yesterday regarding the events surrounding the tragic deaths of four Americans in Benghazi. Not surprisingly, Wesley Pruden of The Washington Times published a smear piece entitled "Hillary’s Last Hurrah". He offered a photograph of the one moment she became frustrated with Republican Senator Johnson of Wisconsin, who kept interrupting her....more
2012 was a watershed year for women. Awareness grew about the prejudice and repression of women around the globe. Women around the world reached new victories and landmarks. Social media served as the broadcast medium for change. Hardly a day passed on Twitter that I did not feel inspired, motivated and impressed by the strides and new realizatio
It is an understood stereotype that most all women place everyone else in front of themselves: mothers and fathers, significant others, sons and daughters. I’m going to use this stereotype to address why politics should matter to every woman. For every person we put first, I’ve listed two scenarios. ...more
There is a reason why Secretary of State Hillary Clinton fights for the empowerment of women and girls around the world. Even in the 2012 Olympics, we were not immune from institutionalized sex bias. At 16, Gabby Douglas became the first African American to win a gold medal in gymnastics. She subsequently received Twitter-bashing about her hair so widespread, it was reported by CNN and prompted her mom to write an article defending her daughter; explaining why her hair wasn’t perfect.
Just after my election as president of the Homeowner’s Association in our town home complex in 2004, an older male neighbor stood nose to nose with me and said “you really need to get some men on the board because women don’t know how to do anything.”
Initially drafted to the position, I worried about receiving “who the hell does she think she is” snipes every time I made a decision or gave an instruction, no matter how respectful or civil my conduct. My neighbor’s insult notwithstanding, my practical nature never steered me wrong and I learned to trust myself as much as...more