How Running For Office Is Different For Mothers

Women can and do run for office, but their path to politics differs from the one most men follow. Women are generally asked to run and likely to have been recruited....more
Well said.  And we need more women representing in office.   "The most important thing is ...more

Am I the Only White Person in America Offended by Racism and the Tea Party?

If politics remains a taboo topic in polite conversation, then racism in politics represents the equivalent of suppression, of something whispered behind closed doors in the dim light of one flickering candle.  ...more

Does Our Current Romance with Hillary Mean an Easier Path for Her in 2016?

Does Our Current Romance with Hillary Mean an Easier Path for Her in 2016?By Anita Finlay...more

Ashley Judd Was Smart to Bow Out of Senate Bid

Ashley Judd’s announcement Wednesday that she would not challenge Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in 2014 proves that she is smart enough to know who her real opponent would be: Ashley Judd....more

Why the half time performance bothered me

I follow hundreds of feminist activists on Twitter and was surprised that during last night's SuperBowl half-time show very few of them were as disturbed as I by Beyonce's overly sexy show.  I am a fan of Beyonce and some of this might be generational (I'm 56), but her show felt more like a Victoria's Secret runway than mid-field at the SuperBowl.   ...more

Emily's List CEO Talks Democratic Women in 2012 and Beyond

"Women made the difference in the 2012 election, and it's only just begun," Emily's List CEO Stephanie Schriock told reporters at the National Press Club last week, discussing the record number of women elected to the United States legislature in 2012, key growth in state and local races, and what needs to happen to keep this momentum going. ...more

The Invisible Constituency: Who Campaigns for Caregivers?

Regardless of our respective political leanings, we all can agree that the 2012 election cycle can only be characterized as historic. When the confetti cleared in the wee hours of November 7, nineteen women found themselves holding positions as newly elected officials. Whether on the ticket or at the campaign rallies, women and women’s issues played crucial and decisive roles in this campaign cycle. Reproductive health took center stage, followed closely by issues related to fair pay, and marriage equality. What failed to make the news feed? Caregiving....more

In Search of Empowerment

At Best Buy one lazy Sunday afternoon six years back, I sampled my first Ipod....more
Love India.arie and that song.  To stand apart and not be defined by expectations - good and bad ...more

When Will It Be "the Year of the Woman"?

According to the 2012 Project of the Rutgers University Center for American Women and Politics, more women are running for Congress this year than ever....more
 @Anita Finlay It is disturbing to me that women can be so hard on other women.  But on BlogHer ...more

Let's Hold the Media Accountable in 2012

As you've probably heard, Michelle Bachmann announced on Monday that she would be running for the office of President in 2012. Bachmann is now the first 2012 female candidate to announce her candidacy, but there may very well be more in the coming months. This is a crucial moment in our history to change the way media represents women....more