"Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country." -- Margaret Thatcher
Ms. Thatcher knew her game well.
Women gave the American political theater one heck of a thrashing over the last year. We've even managed to get the presidential candidates down on bended knees begging for our votes.
You've got to hand it to the candidates -- they try hard.
Lately, it's Gov. Mitt Romney who's making the inroads. ...more
If you ask a liberal, “when is it okay to call a gay man a f*ggot?” he’ll probably tell you “never” – but as an employee of the national Log Cabin Republicans, an organization of LGBT Republicans and our allies, I can tell you we hear it a lot, and most often it comes from self-identified Democrats. Don’t believe me? Ask Richard Grenell, or Ken Mehlman, or Mary Cheney. We’ve heard it all....more
Today, I'm regretting raising well informed clever children.As I was driving my daughters and my older daughter's boyfriend to the Avengers last night, I went on a political rant, which is typical for me.My family has been ignoring me for years. My daughter's boyfriend, comes from a prominent Republican family here in town. Quietly he asked, "how many books written by Republicans have you read?" I was impressed with this question for two reasons: he remembered that I read a lot and he had the guts to ask it. I want my children's special friends to be gutsy, but not too gutsy....more
[Editor's Note: BlogHer Justice Jonesie had a fender bender recently. But that wasn't what upset her. It's that the police officer assumed that she was white, when she actually is multiracial (and thus confusing to some people). Read on to find out why this incident got under her skin, and how she thinks this situation could have been handled better. --Grace]...more
It IS about the economy, Cory Booker and everyone else.
Recently, the Obama campaign went on the offensive, with the angle that Mitt Romney’s business success doesn’t necessarily translate into best practices for the government. The Obama camp released a series of Romney Economics videos focusing on the real people who lost their jobs –- and entire towns brought to a standstill -- when Romney’s private equity firm, Bain Capital, bought out and liquidated local businesses such as the Ampad paper factory in Marion, Indiana....more
[Editor’s note: Some of us older feminists--ok me--sometimes find this whole social media world foreign and even impersonal. But one of my favorite blogs is the Fbomb founded by teen Julie Zeilinger. Not only has it become a thriving space for young feminist bloggers, but it has also changed how feminists are organizing and finding each other.
[Editor's note: Former CNN anchor Campbell Brown took to the New York Times yesterday to critique President Obama’s speech last week to the women graduates of Barnard. In Brown’s view, the president was pandering and should have focused more on the awful economy and the fact that most of them are not even going to get jobs. Instead, he was so “condescending” and “grating”!
[Editor's note: This week the House of Representatives did something appalling. In voting to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (WAWA), the GOP-led House decided that not all women deserve protection.
The social sharing network that Mark Zuckerberg launched in a dorm room graduated big-time today, to the tune of a $104 billion public offering on Wall Street, making it the third largest IPO in history, and biggest ever for a tech company....more