Tina Fey: Fallen Feminist Icon or Just What We Need?

The funny lady has been taking some serious flack lately, but maybe her controversial commentary is exactly what feminism needs. ...more

...quick-witted, smart, and marches to the sound of her own drum.

...for women to not need a ... more

Arizona Says Adiós to Ethnic Studies

On Thursday, the Arizona State Legislature passed House Bill 2281, a measure that prohibits public school districts from offering classes that "are designed primarily for pupils of a particular ethnic group," "promote the overthrow of the United States government," "promote resentment toward a race or class of people," or "advocate ethnic solidarity instead of the treatment of pupils as individuals." I'm worried less about the specific language and provisions of the bill than about the motivations of the people who authored it and voted to pass it. ...more

I personally find this news to be kind of horrifying. Since when is government overthrow the ... more

Will a Blog Carnival Increase My Blog Traffic?

As bloggers we like to know that people are reading what we write and that we're connecting on some level with our audience. The more people that come to our site, the happier we are. Maybe you're happy simply because people are coming or maybe you're happy because more traffic means more revenue (especially if you're in an ad network or selling a product.) Either way, what if you could host a party that increased your traffic, but also gave back to your community? You can. And that party is called a blog carnival. ...more

I am absolutely going to organize a carnival! I never paid much attention to blog carnivals, ... more

"Don't dismiss early education as just cute; it's critical." New America Foundation on ESEA/NCLB: USA Today http://ow.ly/1EC7U #ECE #policy

"Don't dismiss early education as just cute; it's critical." New America Foundation on ESEA/NCLB: USA Today http://ow.ly/1EC7U #ECE #policy ...more

Absolutely, Judy! Parents are the first teachers, and then it takes a village! Support early ed! more

When Do You Say Something About How Another Mom Treats Her Kids in Public?

I was heading toward the entrance of our local zoo the other day with my little one already crashed out under her lime green, canopy stroller. As I pushed the stroller off the walkway and into a larger area, I saw a boy around nine years old on the ground while a woman yelled at him. ...more

I agree with other comments that say focus on how your intervention affects the child.

What ... more

Does "Color Blind" Mean Blind to Racism? New Study Finds Links

A recent study, published in the March issue of Journal of Diversity in Higher Education by Brendesha Tynes, a professor of educational psychology and of African American studies at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Suzanne L. Markoe of the University of California, found that people who consider themselves "color blind" are likely to not be bothered by racist images. ...more

You may think it is easy to "come up with a study." Perhaps it is.

From my brief and limited ... more

(VIDEO) SEC Employees View Up to Eight Hours of Porn a Day While the Financial Sector Implodes

How much porn would you say would be a lot of porn to view ... during work? If you work for the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) -- you know, that government agency that is supposed to be overseeing the financial sector (um ... you know the financial sector, right? It's the one that's currently imploding under scandals) -- you might be peeking at porn up to eight hours a day. Or 16,000 times per month. ...more

I got nothin' for that - that's just really messed up. I guess if you can get away with it, you ... more

(VIDEO) SEC Employees View Up to Eight Hours of Porn a Day While the Financial Sector Implodes

How much porn would you say would be a lot of porn to view ... during work? If you work for the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) -- you know, that government agency that is supposed to be overseeing the financial sector (um ... you know the financial sector, right? It's the one that's currently imploding under scandals) -- you might be peeking at porn up to eight hours a day. Or 16,000 times per month. ...more

Honestly, I think they just opened a window and kept it hidden all day, not necessarily staring ... more

(VIDEO) SEC Employees View Up to Eight Hours of Porn a Day While the Financial Sector Implodes

How much porn would you say would be a lot of porn to view ... during work? If you work for the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) -- you know, that government agency that is supposed to be overseeing the financial sector (um ... you know the financial sector, right? It's the one that's currently imploding under scandals) -- you might be peeking at porn up to eight hours a day. Or 16,000 times per month. ...more

I wish I were more surprised by this. Seriously - what is wrong with people? Does anyone have ... more

Also - wow, BlogHer! You've grown so much since I started blogging!

Also - wow, BlogHer! You've grown so much since I started blogging! ...more

Thanks, Denise! Really glad to be back! more