The Lord Davies Report may have galvanised us last year, but it’s the Olympics that have moved women – and gender diversity in sport – forward in giant leaps this year. While Team GB has astounded us with their medal-winning prowess, the major theme of London 2012 has been all about women....more
America's first woman in space, physicist Sally Ride, died today at her home in California at the age of 61 after a bout with pancreatic cancer, according to news reports. President Obama expressed sadness and admiration for "a national hero and a powerful role model" in a brief statement. NASA administrator Charles Bolden praised the woman who "literally changed the face of America's space program."...more
Back in 2008, when Hillary Clinton was running for president, I came across an old black and white pictorial book on American women from the late 1940′s at a used book fundraiser. Since I was feeling more than a little dispirited over the fate of women at the time, I bought the book hoping for inspiration from the “Rosie the riveter” generation of women. The book was “Women Are Here to Stay: The Durable Sex in its Infinite Variety Through Half a Century of American Life”and I have to confess, that the title intrigued me....more
Women of all ages, sizes and fitness levels strap themselves into some kind of exercise gear on a regular basis. If you're like me, you probably don't think about the sociopolitical history of either the exercise that you're doing or the clothes that you're wearing....more
30 years ago we were fighting for our rights. Now we are fighting for the same rights for our daughters. Hard to believe.Please feel free to use my image to tell Rush Limbaugh's advertisers and stations that they are messing with the wrong people!Cynthiahttp://www.cynthiasblog.comhttp://www.hulahooppress.comhttp://coffeeonthepatio.com ...more
Her name is Frances Perkins.If you are like me, the name probably doesn’t ring a bell. However, it should considering all of her achievements. Child labor laws, unemployment insurance, social security? You have Ms. Perkins to thank for those programs. First woman appointed to a cabinet Secretary position? Frances holds that title as well, serving as the Secretary of Labor under FDR.
I recently got my period back. -- After more than three and a half years of no period. Friends have been jealous. Personally, I've sort of missed it. "The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding," La Leche League calls it. But while I've been nursing my toddler daughter for almost three years now, I have somehow felt less womanly for not having a period. For me, getting my period back was cause for celebration.