To Ban Or Not To Ban Yoga Pants

 I am a big fan of stretchy yoga pants.There have been many a day where I have both began and ended my day wearing them with no change up in between....more

What If... We Were to Come Together As Women?

Are we aware that as women, we carried 53% of the votes in the 2012 elections?  I admit, I was surprised and proud when I started researching voting rights as it related to woman.  I started thinking about the positive change we could make for the future of our society.  Oh, I’m not suggesting eliminating or out voting the male population.  I’m suggesting coming together as women with our similarities regardless of the boundaries that separate us.  Recognizing that we are the keepers of this generation and the generations coming f...more

This is why we can't have nice things: On the Oscars, politicism and the PC police

I'll admit that, at first, I cheered. There was Patricia Arquette, up at the podium accepting her Best Supporting Actress statue for Boyhood, when she dropped a truth bomb about gender and the wage gap. "It's our time to have wage equality once and for all and equal rights for women in the United States of America." Meryl cheered. J. Lo cheered. I cheered from my couch. ...more

Conservative or Liberal: How To Stay Friends When You are Total Opposites

I have to admit I am conservative in my views on issues in general and very proud of it. I am open to other's viewpoints, and yet I value my own. I simply cannot stand "wishy washy" people; they are the worst kind of people to be around, always changing their minds like the direction of the wind or changing their opinion to please whomever comes into the room. I have many friends who are liberals. They have their opinions and I have mine, and yet, we seem to get along. How is that so? How is it that we can stay friends when we have such opposite views?...more
Constant Commoner.....I love how you worded most of what I agree with.....You truly put in words ...more

What We Can Learn About Government and Politics From Rwanda

I know. Rwanda isn't exactly the first place that comes to mind when you think of women in leadership roles, right? Yet it is. The genocide was 20 years ago. Since then, women have made huge strides, with a female-majority parliament leading Rwanda to pro-woman policies....more

I Don't Want to See This

Yesterday on Facebook, I saw a picture of 21 men kneeling on a beach. Wearing orange jumpsuits with faces turned down in morbid acceptance, I realized that what I was seeing was not actually a picture, but a screenshot from a video depicting their slaughter at the hands of ISIS. Instead of liking this post, commenting my support, or sharing it, I directed my cursor to the top right corner. I selected the pull-down and scrolled through options until I came to the one I was looking for:  "I don't want to see this."  ...more

Love Loses Nothing in Translation

A political poem about the power of love....more

Adjusting the frequency: Women on the airwaves

As World Radio Day is observed globally, we highlight how UN Women and the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters are raising awareness of critical issues through a series of co-productions for the Beijing+20 anniversary. ...more

"There's no place like Homophobia"-Jon Stewart

“What is the fear of the ‘gay agenda’ that has so upset people? Do people think that if gay people are given a place at the table, they’ll be so convincing we’ll all end up blowing them? What is the issue? ‘You know, I’m straight, but you’ve made such a convincing argument… ’...more

Children and Gun Safety: How Much Has Really Changed Since Newtown?

Over two years have passed since the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, and a new article at Huffington Post calls attention to the fact that over 100 children have died in unintentional gunfire since then. The findings come from a study released by Everytown for Gun Safety. ...more
The tide is turning! Many states have passed new laws--Washington, California, Colorado, ...more