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Why the Media Madness Over Hillary's Emails is Just Another Smokescreen

Notwithstanding feverish media squeals about Hillary Clinton’s “private” email usage as Secretary of State, the fact is she adhered to the laws in place during her four years in that position.  The law insisting solely upon .gov email usage for government employees was not passed until nearly two years after Clinton left office, as Clinton made clear in Tuesday’s press conference.  Click-hungry pundits and agenda driven Republicans’ fear of Clinton’s “se...more
NichelleRae  You bet I do, Nichelle!  AP, NYT, WaPo and Politico have ALL had to walk back their ...more

10 Best Feminist Moments on ‘Parks and Recreation’

My favorite show Parks and Recreation has come to a close. As I bawled throughout the entire hour-long series finale, I was reminded that one of the main reasons why I loved the show was because its main character, Leslie Knope, was a loud and proud feminist. I can’t think of another show on television that celebrates girl power and female friendships as well as Parks and Rec. Here’s my ranking of the show’s 10 best feminist moments, in chronological order....more

Get the Apple Watch and Toss Out Your Doctor?

I've resisted wearable technology such as Fitbits up until this point. While I know it motivates others, I didn't think that seeing my step count (or, let's face it, my lack-of-steps count) would get me out of my chair and hitting the streets. I simply don't care how much anyone else is exercising. It was easy to pooh-pooh the limited Fitbit. I'm well aware that I'm not moving enough, sleeping enough, or eating well enough. If that's all the bracelet will tell me, it isn't going on my wrist. Enter the Apple Watch. ...more
Might have to toss out the doctor so I can afford the apple watch.more

Why You Should Do Original Reporting on Your Blog

Are bloggers journalists? That’s one of the burning questions of the new media, and one whose answer isn’t always clear. Here’s my take: it depends. Not all bloggers are—or want to be—journalists, but there are certainly occasions when a blogger is well positioned to report the news firsthand. Perhaps you see a need to communicate information that goes beyond your reaction to news that’s been reported elsewhere. ...more
Original blog reporting is one of the few ways we can access real news in the age of the one and ...more

Why You Should Join Us for #RockTheRedPump on March 10

It's March, which means it's time to put away your fuzzy boots and knock the dust off your red pumps for Luvvie Ajayi, the blogger behind Awesomely Luvvie and the co-founder of The Red Pump Project....more
I am in http://www.alabouroflife.com/2015/03/rock-red-pump.htmlmore

18 Genius Instagrams for International Women's Day

I LOVE US. Did you share an image to #internationalwomensday, #beijing20, or #womenslives on March 8? Leave a link in the comments! ...more
Powerful stuff!  Thank you for posting it.more

Stunning Photographs of International Women's Day Around the World

Most people in the United States don't realize it, but March 8—International Women's Day—is a very big deal. People hold rallies, marches, and demonstrations in countries all over the world on the days leading up to it. ...more
Thanks for this great look at what's happening around the globe, Julie!more

10 Insanely Easy Ways to Celebrate International Women's Day

International Women's Day is coming up on March 8, and I wish the United States made a bigger deal about it. (As Rene Lynch noted a couple years ago in the L.A. Times: "World Celebrates; We Get Google Doodle." Fortunately, working for SheKnows Media makes one a pro at celebrating women in a hurry. Here's a list so that no matter how busy you are, you can make sure March 8, 2015 does not go unmarked. ...more
I had no time to get a post written but have been absorbing great events in the UK. Thanks for ...more

5 Important Things You Can Do for Women’s History Month 2015

March is Women's History Month, and this year's theme is "Weaving The Stories Of Women's Lives." That's something that most of us know a little something about. Telling our own stories comes naturally, but 2015 is also a big year for sharing and telling and commenting on the stories of women's lives around the world. Here's what we're doing this year … and how you can join in. ...more

Why Is a Single Mom Facing Deportation For Fleeing From Her Alleged Abuser? #StandWithNanHui

The case of a single mom found guilty of child abduction is calling attention to the intersection of domestic violence and immigration law, and how both may be failing women. Earlier this week, a central California jury convicted undocumented single mother Nan Hui Jo of kidnapping her then one-year-old daughter, when she escaped from her boyfriend and the child’s father, Jesse Charlton. ...more
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