Jonathan Chait’s 'Not A Very P.C. Thing To Say' In a Nutshell

In this week's New York Magazine, Jonathan Chait discusses in his essay Not a Very P.C. Thing to Say how hard it is to be a white man these days. In case you don’t have the time or moral energy to read his 5,000 word opus of angst, here’s a brief rundown....more
BlogHer He needs to read this: Having no empathy for people who ...more

Hillary Clinton and the Long-Running History of Sexism in Politics

Hillary Clinton remains the likely frontrunner for the Democrats in the 2016 race for President. Yet Elizabeth Warren continues to become more visible and vocal as well. Regardless of who runs, if it is a woman, she will face a barrage of sexism and misogyny....more
GailAnderson Yes, I think any woman who decides to run will face scathing criticism in a way ...more

Throwback Thursday – The TV Tells Us What to Weigh

I thought it would be fun to share some of my articles and writing from my college days. During undergrad, I was a Communications major with a focus in Journalism and Writing. Needless to say, I have an arsenal of articles and various pieces that I had to write for classes. I also wrote plenty for our college newspaper, The Voice, where I was an editor....more


This week I restarted a blog post highlight or promoting other people. Why? Why would I take the precious commodity of my voice and lend it to other people? What value does promoting someone else provide me? Is typing up five questions tax deductible? Well, the short answer is that by promoting others you would gain more audience by promoting that person. The other answer is that the person whom you are promoting is paying you. The final answer is because you want to promote that person. ...more

France, Vous Êtes Une Hypocrite: Free Speech in a Culture of Hypocrisy

 Title translation: France–You Are A Hypocrite.   Here’s why.  ...more

Pristine White Gloves and a Happily Ever After

So what exactly was it about the White Gloves that sparked a whole new Twitter Account - not to mention the mountain of fashion police-esque controversy?...more

Looking for a few good books

My son's school is having a book fair this week. Of course, we will go. I have fond memories of school book fairs when I was little, and they haven't changed much. You look through the catalog, go through the tables at the fair, buy your books and stay up late over the weekend reading them all so you could trade books with friends the next week at school....more

I Am Charlie Hebdo... Or Maybe I'm Ahmed Merabet

On January 7th, 2015 the world froze in terror as reports of the massacre at the Charlie Hebdo office in Paris came to light. Three gunmen, enraged at the satirical magazine's various depictions of Islam in their publications, took their revenge and murdered twelve people. In the days since the world has spoken from either side of the controversy. For many, this killing was not only an attack on innocent people but an attack on freedom of speech and journalism as a whole....more
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The Women Who Write: Caitlin Stower

Caitlin Stower is a 20-year-old writer who loves celebrity culture and is already published online thanks to her position as assistant to the Editor-in-Chief at Mamamia...more