On the Road to Election Day, Part I: Reframing the concept of "activism"

Forget everything you know about or have heard about the word "activist" and just think about any time you've taken any step whatsoever to procure a desired outcome.  Any single thing at all - a customer service issue, an environmental issue, a parent-teacher situation, a job negotiation, a roommate problem, maybe when you were a child, it was convincing someone to let you stay up late or have another cookie.  ...more

Are you running and where? Evil grin!

I'm really good at giving unsolicited advice but ...more

Supreme Court Buzz: Sonia Sotomayor

by Chris Lombardi ...more

Surprising News About A Country Where Women are Majority of Elected Officials

Today ElectWomen Magazine is featuring two important stories about women.  One is about a third world country where women represent 56% of the elected officials - over two times the number in the United States. The country might surprise you.    The second story is titled, When There's Trouble in the World, The United States Turns to Women.   Visit www.electwomen.com to read these and more articles about women leaders.   ...more

Local Woman Politician Resorts to Mudslinging, Disappointing Feminists

When I received an e-mail and the rss feeds yesterday about McCain's attack ads on Obama, the timing was oddly serendipitous. The very same morning, my husband who is running for State Rep for Michigan's 22nd District learned that one of his opponent's has stooped to the same type of politics-as-usual games, with her own attack ads. Yes, you read that correctly her attack ads. ...more

Sexism in the Media Sells, but We're not Buying It

Whatever the outcome of this election year, women's treatment by the media has been outed and it isn't going back into the closet anytime soon. ...more

Yes, thank you Gloria -- this is such an important petition. Sexist media coverage is NOT a ...more

Prime Misogynist

While in America, the press is hot on the trail for the next big gaffe that naturally falls out of someone’s mouth, sooner or later, considering all the talking one does on the campaign trail, in Italy, slick Berlusconi makes quite a habit of saying what’s truly on his mind when it comes to women in Italy – and he doesn’t consider them gaffes at all. ...more