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Are Michelle Obama and Corporations on the Same Page for Working Families?

We don't need any more studies, discussions or navel-gazing about whether things need to change for working parents, especially working moms, when it comes to sick leave, flex-time or child care. Parents are struggling to manage family obligations and keep their employers happy. But corporate America still seems to think that whether and how to provide options for families need more examination. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that First Lady Michelle Obama won't let them get away with it. ...more

You are right on this point. Many moms I know extoll the virtues of being able to leave work ...more

Prostitutes on Sale

Everyone is feeling the crunch of the recession. I've been more diligent in my coupon clipping and have been eating in a lot more than normal. But I read an article on Monday that has truly solidified the fact that everyone is tightening their belts. Well, not everyone. Reuters published an article detailing the effects of the recession on the German Sex Industry. Prostitution is legal in Germany. ...more

Announcing the BlogHer '09 International Activist BlogHer Scholarship Winners!

Back in December we announced the BlogHer '09 International Activist BlogHer scholarship program and invited you to submit yourself or your favorite international activist BlogHer for consideration for this scholarship. ...more

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BlogHer of the Week: tangobaby

We didn't select this post because it inspired a TV news segment, or even because it has placed a woman and her children in a safe place, away from violence for a night or two (while they are safe, there's still more to be done). ...more

I'm so grateful for the exposure and attention we've been getting from BlogHer. Thank you so ...more

Baby Shower Invitations

Wording Libraries store quotes and quips on the internet for every occasion including baby shower invitations. Cyberspace technology has evolved so rapidly in the past few years that one can access the internet for any information by using the facilities offered by search engines to advantage. Hosting a baby shower ...more

Kathleen Sebelius Confirmed as HHS Secretary: What Does That Mean for Health Care Reform?

By a vote of 65-31, the United States Senate confirmed Kathleen Sebelius as Secretary of Health and Human Services, with a prominent Republican leader saying that the nomination of the pro-choice Kansas Governor was brought to a vote because of the urgency of the swine flu epidemic. While the fight over the nomination has been framed largely in terms of the debate over abortion, the larger question is whether the Sebelius appointment will mean for health care reform, ...more

What a Difference 100 Days Make

Before I begin, let me admit that I shamelessly stole that title from another conservative blogger, who used it first and most likely better. I'm not that creative, but at the same time, I didn't want to be negative. Its only been 100 days. I can't be totally disenfranchised and angry yet. Not when Arlen Specter keeps bringing his special kind of joy to my life. ...more

Btw, why 100 days ? why don't 30 days ? or 200 days may be ? :)


The Holocaust: My Visit to Dachau, a Concentration Camp

Last Week, someone asked me the question, "What is the most memorable place you've ever been?" For me, it occured on July 5, 1995. I know the exact date, because it was the day after my 18th birthday. The place: Dachau Nazi Concentration Camp. (Survivors on Liberation Day: April 29, 1945) ...more

Hey, It`s Earth Day! Please Take This Opportunity To Not Have Sex!

I consider myself to be a pretty eco-conscious kinda gal. I mean, I do all the right eco-trippy things: I reduce, I re-use, I recycle, I blog about same. And I`m pretty willing to adopt whatever eco-friendly practice anybody tells me might help save the planet. Turn out my lights for an hour? No problem. Stop drinking bottled water? Done. Tell people to stop having babies? Err... what? ...more

Yeah, I don't know if I'll ever have kids, but a fair few of the ChildFree folk do seem to be ...more