How 2016 Will Be Different For Hillary... and the Glass Ceiling

Hillary Clinton’s announcement that she is officially a candidate for the presidency in 2016 was met by an explosion of excitement from her longtime supporters. Hillary’s accompanying video hit just the right note, celebrating an all-inclusive America and an upbeat, can-do attitude. The focus is on us, with Hillary running to be our champion....more
Thanks, Samatha. It's amazing how many people still find a woman's seat at the table to be an ... more

Why the Media Madness Over Hillary's Emails is Just Another Smokescreen

Notwithstanding feverish media squeals about Hillary Clinton’s “private” email usage as Secretary of State, the fact is she adhered to the laws in place during her four years in that position.  The law insisting solely upon .gov email usage for government employees was not passed until nearly two years after Clinton left office, as Clinton made clear in Tuesday’s press conference.  Click-hungry pundits and agenda driven Republicans’ fear of Clinton’s “se...more
NichelleRae  You bet I do, Nichelle!  AP, NYT, WaPo and Politico have ALL had to walk back their ... more

Why the Media Madness Over Hillary's Emails is Just Another Smokescreen

Notwithstanding feverish media squeals about Hillary Clinton’s “private” email usage as Secretary of State, the fact is she adhered to the laws in place during her four years in that position.  The law insisting solely upon .gov email usage for government employees was not passed until nearly two years after Clinton left office, as Clinton made clear in Tuesday’s press conference.  Click-hungry pundits and agenda driven Republicans’ fear of Clinton’s “se...more
Denise  Thanks, Denise! The more noise we make to counteract the b.s. coming from the media, the ... more

Announcing the BlogHer '14 Party Plan!

After long days of networking, learning, listening, geeking out, and generally pursuing the serious business of conferencing, we all know that the evening events are where some of the best networking and connection-building is done! To that end, we produce and co-host parties, big and small to suit every party palate. This post will give you some scoop. And features a little bit of a tease too, to make you wonder what's coming after the holiday weekend :) ...more
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IS THAT A SUMMER COLD OR SOMETHING MORE SERIOUS? Is it viral or bacterial and when to seek treatment.

Important information, Elaine.  Thank you so much! We are so conditioned to brushing off stuff ... more

Mom, Nobody Does It Better

Grace Hwang Lynch Absolutely, Grace. She is as delightful as ever! more

Veteran's Day: WWII's Female War Heroes Deserve To Have Their Stories Told

"Nancy Wake, "the White Mouse" and the most decorated woman of the 1939-45 war, disliked people messing around with her life story.  Small wonder.  It was an extraordinary story and an extraordinary life."...more
elaineR.N. Thanks, Elaine.  Saucy is a fabulous word!!  That is exactly what we need ... more

Veteran's Day: WWII's Female War Heroes Deserve To Have Their Stories Told

"Nancy Wake, "the White Mouse" and the most decorated woman of the 1939-45 war, disliked people messing around with her life story.  Small wonder.  It was an extraordinary story and an extraordinary life."...more
artsymom My pleasure.  Thanks for commenting.  I was thrilled to learn about these ladies as ... more

Women’s Issues Are Not “Soft”: Sexism and the Urge to Devalue

In the media’s obsession with all things Hillary, the prognosticators for 2016 are exercising their insatiable need to sell copy by conjuring a blood feud between Vice President Biden and Secretary Clinton. We know Mr. Biden would love to be President. Respectfully, that day will likely not come for him. His team knows that, which is why they defensively balk at those who give the Vice President less than his due....more
Julie Ross Godar Thank you so much, Julie.  Sorry it took me so long to see your comment!  Look ... more

Announcing the 2014 BlogHer Voices & Photos of the Year!

One community of greatness, thousands of submissions, 34 committee members to read every single entry (more than once)... And nine weeks later, we have the results: The 2014 BlogHer Voices & Photos of the Year! (Affectionately known—if not by all, then at least by us—as #VOTY and #PhOTY.)...more
Thank you so much for including me in this amazing group of bloggers!  I cannot wait for ... more
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