"My Little Red Book:" No More Stigma Around Periods!

One of my favorite aspects of writing about feminism and gender for BlogHer is the ability to speak with incredibly cool women. I interviewed activist Calpernia Addams, Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards, and now, Rachel Kauder Nalebuff, the editor of My Little Red Book. Last year, I read a hilarious story about how one blogger learned how to use tampons. (Sadly, it is no longer posted.) As I laughed, cringed, and celebrated the author's ultimate triumph (she got the tampon in and won the gymnastic competition! yay!), I thought how great it would be if there was a collection of these types of stories. My Little Red Book fills that important hole, so to speak. ...more

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International Women's Day

On International Women’s Day, women around the world join together in ...more


"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their own dreams." - Eleanor Roosevelt     ...more

The recession strategy you may not have thought of

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Swat deal or Pak's bitter pill?

This is easily the most unenviable time in modern Pakistan's history. Within days of a Sharia law-for-peace deal between Taleban-style insurgents and the country's newly-elected government in the beleaguered Swat Valley of northwest Pakistan, a Geo TV reporter was shot dead. ...more

Good news out of Darfur

You may still be grappling at the title of my post but read on. One of the most active rebel groups fighting in Darfur and the government in Khartoum have agreed to sign a so-called "declaration of good intentions" which could further lead to a possible peace deal in the region. What does it mean? ...more

Calibrate Your Concerns and Influence

Circle of concern - what you are worried about. When you increase your circle of concern you give more of your energy to not being present now.  Instead you use your energy to imagine bad things happening. You increase your own anxiety and angst. You upset yourself. Circle of influence - what you can control, your own behavior. ...more

It's V-Day Until The Violence Stops

Playwright and activist, Eve Ensler, has transformed her play The Vagina Monologues and Valentine's Day into tools to raise awareness and funds to help end violence against women around the globe. ...more

is how many women I run into who are turned off by Eve's efforts.

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Pink Panties color Indian VDay

A fringe group of fundamentalist self-styled guardians of "Indian/Hindu culture" called Sri Ram Sene, has set in motion events that may lead to India's most colorful Valentine's Day, thanks to the timely Consortium of Pubgoing, Loose and Forward Women and their Pink Chaddi Campaign (chaddi = underwear). ...more

Thanks Leslie. India's problem has always been extremes. Just yesterday, I read more

Italy's Update of the Movie Coma?

Eluana, Italy's Terry Schiavo, after 17 years living in a total vegetative state finally breathed her last breath. May she and Terry both rest in peace. I won't go on about the amount of political maneuverings, legal loopholes and misconceptions that accompanied her passing (Berlusconi's incredible statement 'well, she can still reproduce') was just one of the many even more sickening opinions on this very private matter which went expressed. ...more