Just Because My Husband Has A Penis Doesn't Mean He Gets To Decide If Our Son Will Be Circumcised

As far as I’m concerned, the health and well-being of any part of my child’s body is very much my business. In most developed countries, foreskin is not up for debate. Where there is soap and water, easy access to information about how HIV and other STDs are transmitted, and knowledge of the many functions of the foreskin, penises usually remain intact.The United States is slowly but surely following suit. But like most things that have deep roots, change is slow-going....more

Who Drives and Who Holds On? Motorcycles and Feminism

How a man and woman riding on a motorcycle made me think twice about power....more

D is for Diane English

 Each week for 26 weeks, I am publishing a post about women who are not widely known but should be—women who can inspire us, teach us, and encourage us to get out of our comfort zones and reach for our dreams. Week 4 of my A to Z challenge introduces us to Diane English....more

When Your Most Promising New Hire Candidate Turns Out to Be Sexist

As far as one’s standing in the tech community goes, Laura Roeder has done very well for herself by any standard. As the founder and CEO of Meet Edgar, she’s established herself as a force to be reckoned with in the world of social media platform integration and synchronization. It’s easy to envy someone who’s so successfully and so quickly made her mark on the tech industry....more

4 Things I Learned When I Chopped Off My Long Hair

At least once a week, a man tells me that men don’t like short hair.Until recently, I had long, long hair.Well, I did and I didn’t. I used to be a news reporter; like virtually everyone else on television, I had medium-length hair which I augmented with extensions made out of someone else’s long, long hair....more

Racism, Sexism, and Religous Hate in America

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness"-The Declaration of Independence While all men are created equally, I am here to say, that all men are not treated equally. Racism, Sexism, and Religious hate is very much alive in America. ...more

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Olympic Champion Nicole Cooke's 'The Breakaway' Reveals Sexism in Cycling

I often wonder how women like Nicole Cooke become women like Nicole Cooke, strong and courageous enough to earn the titles of a World and Olympic cyclist champion. A mother, I am always looking for ways to empower my daughter and help her become competitive and strong, in mind and in body....more

Every 'Ghostbusters 3' Announcement Unleashes More Sexist Pushback

Let me tell you a little story about the Ghostbusters and me. ...more
CatherineTheWriter Totally feel you. I got (figuratively) accosted in a Mythbusters forum once ...more