American Ramadan Day Six: 29 Days of Fasting, Jesus and New Year

So I wanted to blog about my trip to the grocery store but instead find myself responding to a post on Facebook about this girl, Nujood Ali, the Yemeni child bride married off at the age of 10 to a man who beat and raped her. ...more

Did You Celebrate Women's Equality Day?

Yesterday, August 26, was Women's Equality Day. (It also was my non-blogging friend's birthday, so a big shout out to Dr. P, who probably spent the day operating, as she is a surgeon. Which is a good way, I think, to celebrate women's equality, but as usual I digress.) RosieRed23 at Spare Candy explains that: ...more

Leader's Moment of Decision Led to Women's Equality Day

Leaders make decisions every day, but some days are more significant than others. Those are the days on which we face moments of decision at the moral crossroads. One such crossroads was the reason we celebrate August 26 as Women's Equality Day. ...more

Pick up the Sunday NYT Magazine: It's All About Empowering, Funding & Educating Women

Even though I've had to cut back on a lot of my donations this year, I've continued to sponsor a woman survivor of war each month through Women for Women International. I also celebrated my 40th birthday by setting up a Birthday Wish using the Causes application on Facebook, and raised $580 for Women for Women International with my Facebook pals. Why am I so focused on this organization? Because in my heart of hearts I know that empowering and educating all women and girls is one of the most important things we can do to make the world a better place. Watch The Girl Effect video to see why (it's only 2 minutes 23 seconds long). ...more

 Thanks so much for sharing your post, Anna (:


Website of the Week: Women for Parity (psst--Good News!)

"We want all, but we'll take half," is one of the inimitable Bella Abzug's mantras. It's also on the masthead of a website I commend to you, called Women for Parity, my first Website of the Week. ...more

Biological Gender Questioned of Athlete, Caster Semenya

18-year-old Caster Semenya of South Africa, won the Women’s 800 Meter in the World Championships by a long shot over other female contenders. ...more

That has to be absolutely humiliating for that poor woman.  Imagine what that must feel like ...more

Get Em Hillary

I've always liked Hillary.  Even when I was team Obama and she was running against him.  As with any politician, I don't agree with everything that she does, but I know that she's a strong political force. ...more

Is Faking an Orgasm Anti-Feminist?

There's a lot going on in my life these days. My apartment is a mess due to renovations that I am convinced will never end; I need a job; I didn't use my time as an unemployed person to write a best-selling book; I don't understand why Americans hate it when people want basic rights and let themselves be co-opted by special interest groups; I feel like I can't read a newspaper without wanting to poke my eyes out (or run away and live as a hermit in a cave); etc., etc. Usually, when I am frustrated, I become completely preoccupied with whatever is stressing me out, and it permeates all areas of my life. However, I've been surprised to find that my libido declared, "carpe diem," and moved ahead despite my typical one track mindedness. ...more

I realize this thread is long dead, but I just read the post and wanted to make a quick comment. ...more

Dear PETA: Please lose the blubber from your collective brains

Hey, if you live in Jacksonville, Florida, you may have already seen PETA's latest billboard, which depicts an overweight woman spilling out of her bikini and underneath "Save the Whales" declares, "Lose the blubber: Go vegetarian." Image: ...more

It would appear tht PETA is not the only one to associate large women with whales. I recently ...more

Raped at a Marriott in Front of Your Toddlers? Too Bad, Slacker.

Editor's Update: Marriott says, "It was a mistake to suggest that the victim of this tragic incident was responsible for the vicious crime against her." This story was updated on BlogHer with Marriott's response early Wednesday morning and with additional updates in the comment section August 20. You may read the update at BlogHer here. ...more

Marriott calls the language a "mistake." and has ...more