anne-marie slaughter reveals that women still can’t have it all. shocker.

Of all my female friends only one is a stay-at-home mom and that’s probably because she has a twin. A significant majority are single (well, those living in New York City anyway) and most are elite school grads too busy kicking ass in their respective careers to play the e-mail forwarding game....more
I read Slaughter's very loooooong article in The Atlantic. I was struck by the fact that she ...more

Will the Election in Egypt Improve Women's Rights? Or Make Women's Lives Worse?

[When I scanned the photos of the Egyptian election, I noticed it immediately. Only a few women were visible in the ecstatic crowds. It was mostly men, shouting and raising their fists. And it made me fear that this historic election will leave women out. A newly released Gallup Poll of Arab countries,in fact, finds that men and women want some form of Sharia law in government. What will this mean for women’s rights? ...more
I am really concerned about this, too. A new government that excludes women and a situation in ...more

Sixty Six Percent

We have failed our kids on a level that is unforgivable. All of us. We are a country that tells children that they can be whatever it is that they desire in their life. We tell them that they are our most valuable resource. That they are (cue music) the future. But we don't follow through. The words become empty because we don’t do all that we can to ensure that every child is safe. Every child, not just the ones born to us. ...more
 @motherofnine9  Thank you so much!more

Supreme Court Strikes Down Most of Arizona's SB 1070

In a victory for the Obama Administration -– or is it the Republicans? –- the U.S. Supreme Court rejected most of Arizona’s SB 1070 anti-immigration law, while upholding the most controversial “show me your papers” clause, one week after President Obama announced that his administration will stop deporting some young undocumented immigrants....more
I think they are a bunch of idiots for upholding Citizens United.more

Disparaging Handcrafts In The Name Of Law – How Far Does It Push Us Back?

Well the lack of a good apology from the USOC continues. They seem to stand by the attitude that we have denigrated and disrespected, with no correction or word since the 2nd apology saying, "we know you clearly didn't mean to."...more

Ann Curry Leaving 'Today?' No way!

     A lot can happen in a year, and apparently, 365 days unleashed a downward spiral for “Today” host, Ann Curry.     Curry took over last year for Meredith Vieira, who left the “Today Show” last summer. And let’s just say it, in the opinion of many, the show hasn’t been the same since its longtime queen, Katie Couric left in 2006 after 15 years....more
@Bad Luck Detective I remain an avid follower, too. I will surely miss ann, though! I keep ...more

Romney's War: It's The Women, Stupid

For all his infamous gaffes, Mitt Romney's nobody's fool.He might not know what a doughnut is (perhaps he should ask Nanny Bloomberg), but Romney's learned the hard way that a cautious strategy wins....more
@Barbarahughes If Ann Romney's "fooling" women, what about Obama's women summit this summer? ...more

About Karen the Bus Monitor: Why Can't We Be Kind to Each Other?

A 68-year-old woman named Karen (who is a widow and a former bus driver of 20 years) has the unenviable job of riding a school bus in the name of “monitoring” the kids. Basically she’s there to keep situations from escalating and anyone from getting hurt. In the video, she is shown sitting alone in a seat, looking out the window and trying to maintain composure whilst a crowd of truly vile middle school students call her names, call her ugly, poke her, and basically be as loathsome as possible to her. ...more
Read What Should You Do? Use this summer to find moments to practice safety.more

Help Karen Retire

I saw two demons today, but listened to four in total.   I feel sick.  I have that horrible nausea at the pit of my stomach.  It’s full of dread.  The kind of dread and worry you feel, when a loved one is being wheeled away into surgery.  I’m worried about our future.  What will it be for my daughter, with demons like these walking around?   ...more

Michigan Lawmakers Can't Stop Talking About Vaginas, But Where's the Action?

I just got back from a trip to the Arctic. I was there ten days, and most of the time I didn’t have Internet access. I was traveling with some other journalists, and every time there was a glimmer of an Internet connection, we’d frantically try to get online. Sort of like seals diving for fish. It was ridiculous. I finally gave up, stopped worrying about whether my husband thought I was dead, and gave in to the wonder of being on a ship immersed in ice, in a mysterious and utterly magical part of the world, where daylight never ends. ...more
Where are all the women? I think younger women are getting more complacent -- and a lot more ...more