A Call to Gynecologists: Don't Let Menopausal Women Down

By Dr. Patricia Yarberry Allen The following post first appeared on Dr. Allen's Huffington Post blog, as an urgent message to her fellow physicians. -- Ed....more

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Sally Hemings and Independence Day

As I wrote my post on Abigail Adams, patriotism, and feminism last Thursday, it reminded me of another reason why I don't fall all over myself to celebrate "independence" day. Back in March, I heard Annette Gordon-Reed, author of The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family, read from the book and talk about law. Hands down, it was the best lit event I attended as part of my MFA program, if not ever. ...more

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Oprah and impossible weight expectations

We all do it, look at magazines that tout the secret of losing baby weight in weeks and how Heidi Klum will do it after her fourth child. And we say to ourselves that if all we had to do was have someone cook for us and work out with a personal trainer, we would look great, too. Then we read about Oprah Winfrey, one of the most successful women on earth and her struggle to keep the weight she loses off permanently. She has a personal cook. She has a personal trainer. She works out and has even run a marathon. If she can't do it, how can we? ...more

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Sonia Sotomayor and the Code of Sexism

Testy. Difficult. Nasty. Sharp-tongued. Those are just a few of the words being used by Republicans and the media to describe Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor. If they ring a bell, they should -- it hasn't been long since those code words of sexism were used against another intelligent, accomplished woman in the public arena. ...more

It's not just the language, but the details featured in stories about her.  One of our ... more

Live-blog: White House Announcement of Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the Supreme Court

Multiple news sources are confirming that Pres. Obama will announce this morning that he is nominating Federal Appeals Court Judge Sonia Sotomayor to be the third woman and first Hispanic on the Supreme Court. Sotomayor, 54, was first nominated to the Federal bench by Pres. George H.W. Bush, and re-nominated by Pres. Clinton. ...more

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You May Approach the Short Bus

Shannon Des Roches Rosa here. You may already know me as the flippant but steely autism mom Squid Rosenberg from The Adventures of Leelo and His Potty-Mouthed Mom, or as the co-founder of the schoolyard social stories and special needs fundraising book and blog project Can I Sit With You? But if you don’t know me at all, then let me tell you why I'm honored and excited to be a BlogHer Contributing Editor on parenting children with special needs: ...more

We had a guest blogger last week, talking about midlife, and parenting her two sons, one of ... more

10 Reasons You Should Be Watching Women's Basketball

I've been wanting to write a post about women's basketball for a while now and I had so many ideas that I wasn't sure where to start. Then I was inspired by microblogging. (I love you Twitter.) Instead I will write ten short posts on why you should all be watching women's basketball, and since we all love lists, I give you: 10 Reasons You Should Be Watching Women's Basketball10) Women's Basketball Empowers Women ...more

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Nonprofits and NGOs Celebrate International Women's Day

Did you know that in some countries International Women's Day (March 8) is celebrated with flowers and gifts? For others, it is a day of political significance to raise awareness around women's rights. ...more

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Desperation is Not Attractive

We are experiencing some pretty historic financial circumstances lately. but you know what? A desperation mentality is not attractive and the more you feel and act like a desperate teen looking for a prom date, the more likely you will create circumstances in your life to truly be desperate about. ...more

 I also took a risky jump just as the downturn was starting - left a solid field (education) ... more