Want Equal Rights? Truth Is - Just Take Them!

"If women want any rights more than they's got, why don't they just take them, and not be talking about it." —Sojourner Truth, former slave, abolitionist, Methodist minister, and early U.S. women’s rights leader...more

Family Backtalk

Some people love their family, some people dread spending time with their family, and I think many of us feel both at the same time.  I certainly do!  I had to spend the day with my parents and aunts/uncles, the youngest of that group being 58, so they're up there in age and have some beliefs 100% opposite to mine....more

Journalist on Twitter: "Black Women Slaves Weren't All Victims"

Like just about every other social media tool, there are positives and negatives to using Twitter. For some, it is a relatively free and easy way to keep in touch with people that you don’t communicate with on a regular basis or to send out short bits of information to people that you think might be interested in it. ...more

i still can't believe people think it's okay to say certain things in 2010. hope he learned ...more

A Visit to Haiti's Orphanage

On January 12th, as the earthquake whipped through Port-au-Prince, an orphanage in Carrefour where 42 boys and girls lived fell to pieces. The children—all aged 9 months to 12 years old—are currently living in a parking lot near where the orphanage collapsed. They are survivors—they always have been. At their young age, they have experienced two tragedies: becoming orphans at an early age, and now being displaced again by the earthquake. Thankfully Madame Tiresias and Sylvain took in the children into the “Service aux Enfants en Difficulté” orphanage (“Service to Children in Difficult Situations”). ...more

Hug It Out

Ever heard of the love police?  Check this out:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXyOU99ijY4   ...more

It's Women's History Month 2010 ANd My Daughter Becomes A Woman


It All Adds Up


Celebrating National Women's History Month

March 1 marks the start of National Women's History Month, and AAUW has strong ties to this annual celebration of women history makers. AAUW is an established historic organization that has helped — and continues to help — women make history.With that in mind, AAUW is excited to partner with the National Women's History Project in its 30th anniversary year, which has the theme "Writing Women Back into History." There will be many ways for AAUW members and supporters to get involved this year, and AAUW's Women's History Month celebrations will include the following: A Flickr stream of photos If you have photos of a Women's History Month event to share, please upload them to AAUW's Flickr stream by e-mailing the photos to mess90zap [at] photos.flickr.com*. Please be sure to include a short caption for each photo in the subject line or in the text of your e-mail message and indicate that the photos are for National Women’s History Month. Women's History Month-related photos will be available for viewing directly on the Flickr account. A YouTube video campaign AAUW staff members will be filming short videos about women they are honoring during Women's History Month that will be uploaded to AAUW's YouTube channel. If you would like to share a Women's History Month-related video that you’ve made, just upload it to your own account and send in the link via e-mail. We will collect videos from AAUW branches and members and online supporters and share them through the blog and/or Facebook. ...more

Childfree Oscar Stars

Check out Momlogic.com – it has a post with photos on childfree Oscar stars including: Helen Mirren, Sandra Bullock, Liza Minelli, Charlese Theron, Hillary Swank, Stockard Channing, Queen Latifah, Penelope Cruz, Angelica Houston, Benicio Del Toro, Ed Norton, Christopher Walken, Quentin Tarantino, George Cloo...more

PPD For Recovering Purists

Since this is my first blog entry I should introdue myself. I'm a 28 year old mother of 2 living in Ontario, Canada. I love being Canadian. Universal healthcare, great public schools and a dramatic parliamentary system. My sons are the light of my life but I suffered a terrible bout of PPD after youngest was born. More about that later. For now, I just want to say thanks for reading!...more