What Question Would You Ask President Obama About Your Paycheck, Your Job, and Your Future?

This week, we are focusing on the earning and economic prospects of American women—and, by extension, our families. On Tax Day, April 15, at 2:35PM Eastern Time, SheKnows Media and BlogHer will host a special town hall meeting with President Barack Obama in Charlotte, North Carolina. ...more
I think this president is a feminist...and has done his best. He has a right wing nut congress ... more

Why You Don’t Have to Be a Good Feminist, Just Be a Feminist

“Emma Watson is a good feminist.”  “Katy Perry is a bad feminist.”  “Beyonce is a good feminist.”  “Beyonce is a bad feminist.”...more
I believe that most women are feminists.  They just don't know what it means.  There is a big ... more

The Spirit of Giving

Our family has always celebrated Christmas in a big way.  Some would say in an excessive manner.  But I ask, what is wrong with excess (tempered by reason, of course)?  I LOVE buying people gifts, and there is nothing more exciting for me than to watch them open.  I love decorating (I ususally have 3 Christmas trees along with Hannukkah decorations), I love wrapping, I enjoy giving....more
suzannestavert Even if a person can only give one dollar to the Salvation Army bell ringer, ... more

The Spirit of Giving

Our family has always celebrated Christmas in a big way.  Some would say in an excessive manner.  But I ask, what is wrong with excess (tempered by reason, of course)?  I LOVE buying people gifts, and there is nothing more exciting for me than to watch them open.  I love decorating (I ususally have 3 Christmas trees along with Hannukkah decorations), I love wrapping, I enjoy giving....more
Susanf Thank you!  The photo is of our "family tree".  How I love this  season! more

Infuriating: TIME Puts 'Feminist' on List of Words to Ban in 2015

[Editor's Note: On November 18, 2014, TIME issued an apology for including "feminist" on its list of words to ban in 2015.]...more
That is completely insane.  Feminist is such a simple word and a simple concept: "equality". more

The Spirit of Giving

Our family has always celebrated Christmas in a big way.  Some would say in an excessive manner.  But I ask, what is wrong with excess (tempered by reason, of course)?  I LOVE buying people gifts, and there is nothing more exciting for me than to watch them open.  I love decorating (I ususally have 3 Christmas trees along with Hannukkah decorations), I love wrapping, I enjoy giving....more
Lavender Luz Thank you!  I hope it inspires some charitable giving!  It's great to teach the ... more

Texas Voter? My Opinion.

If you care about women, equality, and/or excellence in education, please read on. If you live in Texas and are not registered to vote, shame on you.  If you live anywhere and aren't registered, shame on you.  If you live in Texas (or anywhere) and are registered to vote but don't vote, double shame on you.  If you are registered to vote and are a woman, or have a female relative, consider the following....more
Isn't it?????  Texas is going to elect another bunch of misogynistic morons.   Grrrrr. more

Consenting to Sexual Activity is Now the Law in California

In a groundbreaking legislative move, California governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that affirms the necessity of consent when it comes to engaging in sexual activity. According to this new bill, signed on September 28, 2014, any college that receives state funding will have to abide by this new standard for consent-- a verbal yes or non-verbal gesture of consent must be given before sexual activity ensues....more
About time! more

A walk through Moorish Granada, Spain

 Stepping off the train into the heart of Spain’s Moorish country was an all at once intoxicating feeling.  The dramatic setting of Granada in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada with its steep climbs and eclectic neighborhoods crowned by the mystical Alhambra Palace  makes it one of those places that takes your breath away at first sight....more
oh, I want to see photos!!!!  I've always dreamed of seeing the Alhambra. more

5 Yoga Poses to Create a Fresh Start

School is starting up again, but even if you're not returning to classes, many of us look at the fall as a fresh start. Invite peace and tranquility into your brain and restore your mind with this 5-part yoga practice. ...more
Lovely small practice.  Great for beginners starting their day! more