SheKnows Media and PRI Prove Journalism About Women's Lives Is a Good Publishing Model

I'm excited to announce that #womenslives, a social news incubator by Public Radio International (PRI) and SheKnows Media, BlogHer's parent company, has confirmed that: ...more
I am inspired reading this article. As a journalist from the Philippines prior to to my ...more

Amy Schumer, Satire, and the Appeal of 'Trainwreck'

As I’ve mentioned here before, it’s a rare occurrence these days that I get excited about a movie. ...more
Cool! Glad to hear that. I confess I haven't seen it yet (something came up Friday night) but ...more

It's Time to Believe Bill Cosby's Accusers

In a 2005 deposition in which Bill Cosby gave sworn testimony, he admitted that he obtained “Quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with” and admitted to giving them to at least one woman “and some others”....more
May I ask why 47 women saying nearly the same thing isn't enough for you?more

See Planned Parenthood Top Doctor Talk Fetal Tissue Harvest and Sale over Lunch

The video below is not for the faint of heart--although it contains no graphic images. But there's something stomach-turning in watching a doctor discuss the sale of fetal body parts over lunch as she takes bites of her salad and sips her red wine. couldn't help thinking about this scene from The Return of the King showing Denethor, Steward of Gondor, munching away as his son goes to fight to his (almost) death at this father's command.

Why I Could Not Believe That New York Held a Parade For Women's World Cup Winners

On Friday, New York City held a ticker-tape parade in lower Manhattan’s Canyon of Heroes to honor the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team for winning the World Cup. It was the first time this honor was bestowed on a female team of athletes, and was a breakthrough moment for women in sports. I consider myself a feminist, but despite the wide media coverage of the parade and the tens of thousands of people who attended, it took me two days to fully believe that it had happened. ...more
This team has taken women's sports to another level. It's been very refreshing to watch men ...more

Why I'm Absolutely, 100% for Hillary Clinton

I've been watching as former Hillary supporters fall deeper and deeper in love with Bernie Sanders. Every day, there are new Bernie Sanders memes on Facebook, one friend after another sharing the latest capsule summary of his great ideas. Unlike other 'five things you need to know to live your life better every day' lists, the Bernie Sanders' lists have all my favorite things with proper spelling and syntax....more
I'm a woman, but Hillary doesn't look like me...... Her years with Bill have certainly shown on ...more

NEW! #BlogHer15 Keynote: Brianna Wu on Creating a Safer Saner Online Culture for Women. For Everybody.

Last week we added a late-breaking keynote segment to the already packed #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us schedule. I'm excited to tell you more about it today, and if you have been considering, but haven't already registered we hope this puts you right over the edge to register!...more
I cannot wait to hear @digitalsista and @spacekatgal mix it up with @joannastern. I'm a huge fan ...more

The Next MacGyver Won't Have a Mullet!

Girls need cool female characters they can actually relate to showing them how cool STEM subjects— like engineering— are, not grubby-ass mullet-wearing Richard Dean Anderson whipping shit together with paper clips and rubber bands. That’s where “The Next MacGyver” competition comes in....more

Why Are the Best Educated Mothers Not in the Workforce?

Houston, we have a problem.I came across a shocking statistic as I was putting together the latest edition of Mom-mentum's Advocacy eNews.  It brought me up short and sent off alarm bells.  I reread it, and reread it, and then read it again.  The longer I thought about it, the more my anxiety increased.  The sheer illogic of it stopped me cold. Female Graduate, Image Credit: Shutterstock...more
I'm a single mom of 4 children so the luxury of choice to work is not an option for me. Even so, ...more