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Why Women Should Run for Office

Last night, I spoke to the Women’s Bar Association about why women should run for office.  It reminded me that most women need to hear this.  So, I wanted to bring my message to the BlogHer community. To the women reading this post, you should run for office.  Despite the increased number of women in Congress over the last few years, we need more.  Of course, women face challenges when we run for office – and still face challenges just doing our jobs in the “boys club.” ...more

I'd run, but the lobbyists would knock me out of the race because I see things in a different ... more

"But Mom, I didn't have a bowl of marshmallows in a week"

"But Mom, I didn't have a bowl of marshmallows in a week" ...more
When they get older, it becomes 'But Mom I haven't had Ramen in a week'. My 11 yr old daughter ... more

Jimmy Carter Protests Religion's Treatment of Women

Editor's note: Jimmy Carter officially departed the Southern Baptist church in 2000, but still stayed on at Maranatha Baptist in Plains, Georgia, teaching Sunday School. He held on to a Baptist affiliation through many conflicts, including the denomination's anti-gay positions. This week, he issued a position paper indicting all organized religions for their treatment of women. "Women and girls have been discriminated against for too long in a twisted interpretation of the word of God." -- Jimmy Carter, Former US president, Nobel Prize Winner ...more

In 'Dance of the Dissident Daughter', Sue Monk Kidd writes her way thru her awakening about the ... more

The Eliot Spitzer - Bill Clinton Factor: Voters, do you care if your politician cheats on a spouse?

Meet Client 9, also known as New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer. According to The New York Times, Gov. Spitzer was "identified as Client 9 on a telephone call confirming plans to have a woman travel from New York to Washington, where he had reserved a hotel room. The person briefed on the case identified Mr. ...more

I agree, Allyssa, with you. I am a straight divorced mom of three kids and I believe that 'sex ... more

The Eliot Spitzer - Bill Clinton Factor: Voters, do you care if your politician cheats on a spouse?

Meet Client 9, also known as New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer. According to The New York Times, Gov. Spitzer was "identified as Client 9 on a telephone call confirming plans to have a woman travel from New York to Washington, where he had reserved a hotel room. The person briefed on the case identified Mr. ...more

Regardless of whether or not paying for sex is something we need to look at as a culture, ... more