Yes, There Are Woman Atheists! 15 Famous Female Atheists

We hear a lot about how “white men are the face of atheism” and “why women don’t subscribe to atheism” and shit. Truth is, there are plenty of women who are atheists, even ones in the spotlight....more
Thank you for this list.  Many of the woman you featured feel the same way I do.  I don't need ...more

INTERVIEW: Aisha Saeed's Debut Novel 'Written in the Stars' Tackles Forced Marriage

BlogHer Publishing Network member Aisha Saeed has had a busy year: in addition to being one of the main team members of the We Need Diverse Books campaign for more inclusivity in children's and Young Adult literature, Aisha has just published her first novel, Written in the Stars....more
If you are currently facing a forced marriage situation or trying to help someone who is, please ...more

Maybe I Really Am Selfish, Shallow and Self-Absorbed Like the Authors in this New Anthology...and That's Okay

There's an overlooked back alley of the "Mommy Wars" that doesn't involve mommies, but is directly impacted by the embattled culture. Though women are no longer raising broods of children in heels and pearls, societal expectations exist to the point that couples who choose to forgo parenthood are barraged with questions and expected to explain their decision. ...more

Una LaMarche Talks About 'Unabrow,' Her Favorite Condiment and DIY Jean Shorts

Una LaMarche has been known in my head as The Sassy Curmudgeon since 2006. Lady is hee-lair-ee-ous....more

If You've Never Seen the Astonishingly Talented Sarah Jones ... Prepare to Be Impressed

I would like to introduce you to Sarah Jones...and Lorraine and Nereida and Habiba and Anna and Praveen... and a dozen others.I want to introduce them all to you because they all deserve to be seen and heard, and they are—through Sarah Jones. Image Credit: United Nations via YouTube ...more

Why Isn't There a Brown Version of Taylor Swift?

In my opinion, there is no one who can hate on Taylor Swift (though Kanye definitely tried). She is young, fresh, fun and one of the only younger female artists who didn't originate from the Disney Channel or Nickelodeon. Boys love her, girls want to be her best friend, and people from all ethnic backgrounds can be caught with one of her catchy songs from her 1989 album in their heads. ...more
FreelanceLady With the exception of Jordin Sparks from American Idol, the other 3 examples were ...more

How Amazon is Changing the Ratio with Great Shows for Women

According to the Geena Davis Institute on Gender In Media, only 31% of speaking roles are given to women.  The problem is even worse when you look beyond roles given to young, predominantly white, women in their twenties. It is hard for women to get meaningful roles and remain consistently working in the entertainment industry, and that goes for behind the scenes as well. ...more

Angelina Jolie's Moving Essay About Removing Ovaries and Fallopian Tubes

I didn't think I would cry reading Angelina Jolie's essay in the New York Times about the surgery she recently had to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes. But the tears started coming mid-essay. ...more
I'm not a big movie watcher or a fan of her movies but you know what? Anything she does for ...more

Speak Jamie's Language and Peek Behind the Scenes with 'Outlander's' Gaelic Expert

How could anyone not love Jamie Fraser? The abs, the chiseled face, the adorable accent—and the almost indecipherable language he sometimes speaks. Àdhamh Ó Broin is Outlander's Scottish Gaelic consultant, tutor, translator, and on-set advisor. I had the opportunity to sit down with him and learn more about his work with the show, his favorite moments with the cast and crew, common Gaelic used in the show, and his event tour of five U.S. ...more
Patricia Arlin Bradleymore

Why Glee Matters To Me

The television series Glee is quietly exiting, its series finale shoved away on a Friday night, seemingly just moments after its last season began in January. I can't say I know many people who will publicly admit to watching the show anymore, especially a 37-year-old mother of two with an MBA, but I am a loyalist: once hooked, I tend to stay with things to the bitter end. I don't feel that way about Glee though; I am truly, truly sad to see it ending, though I know it's definitely time to move on. ...more