3 years ago
Today is World Consumer Rights Day. This years theme is Consumer Justice Now, "highlighting the importance of consumer protection in building a safer, and fairer world."Some consumer right issues that I've noticed in my part of the world are labels for food. Specifically those endorsed by certain foundations here in Canada. These health labels have helped but they still have a long way to go. If you see these health labels, we as consumers are supposed to rely on the honesty and integrity of said label.
3 years ago
 URGENT MEMO From: International Department of the Patriarchy (formally know as the Conspiracy of Men Oppressing Women) To: The Global Chauvinist Movement and its supporters 
3 years ago
 When Max was just a few months old, I sat cross-legged on the floor with him in a circle of other mothers.  The facilitator for our "Mommy and Me" playgroup would throw a question out to the group, and we would each volley back an answer."What quality do you want to instill in your child?  What personality characteristic would you most like for your son to be known for?" she asked.One by one, the mothers answered.  "Athletic", "Good sense of humor", "Brave", "Smart", "Strong".
3 years ago
So today I had a conversation with a man on the train who begged me to punch him in the face.
3 years ago
"As a person with hearing loss, I have seen bullying first hand. I’ve been called ‘stupid,’ ‘mule-headed,’ and have been nicknamed ‘La-La-Land Shanna.’ I simply want to be known as Shanna". Shanna Groves of the blog LipReadingMom is putting forth the Campaign #StopHearingLossBullying with a petition.
3 years ago
I haven’t read Sheryl Sandberg’s new book, Lean In, but I plan to.  As the COO of Facebook, she is already an inspiration to working women based on her position of power.  But I’ve heard mixed things about her book, and I’m ready to see for myself what exactly she has to say about how women can achieve successful careers.
3 years ago
What I’m really thinking Re. the bottle feeding mother!In a word utter shite!
3 years ago
Women were left out of the many initial phases of creating the framework for this country (and perhaps many others). The Constitution and Declaration of Independence were written completely without our input and by the time we were granted the right to vote we were only voting within a system that already dishonored us. This is similar to allowing blacks to vote on different laws within a slavery system. We were voting withing a system we did not agree with or approve of; one we never would have created! And over a century later we still are!
3 years ago
Learning how to be philanthropic doesn’t begin when we are adults. By instilling these values into our children, we ensure they understand their responsibility as grownups to help those around them.
3 years ago
I am a survivor of sexual violence.I’ve never stated it publicly, but I’ve hinted about it hereand there. I’m tired of hinting.
3 years ago
I've never really considered myself an active feminist, though I've always been a huge advocator of equality. Of course I am sympathetic to the plight of women that have fallen foul of sexism at work and in social situations. I've balked in horror when people have dared to blame rape victims for their own 'misfortune'. There is one area though that will always bring out the raging feminist that is clearly dormant inside me and by god, she has some teeth.
3 years ago
http://theseamanmom.blogspot.com/2013/03/oldies-are-best.html
3 years ago
There is a fascinating article, written by academic researchers Elayne Saltzberg and Joan Chrisler, called “Beauty is the Beast”. When I read it, it gave me furiously to think. These thoughts, Imma gonna share.
3 years ago
I admit it, I am old-fashioned. Long before it was "age-appropriate," I started making statements that either started or ended with a phrase similar to, "What is with these young people today!"Why can't people have conversations face-to-face anymore? Why do tween girls need to look like they are in their 20s. Why do kids today call their teachers by their first names? What is wrong with giving a kid an "F" if he actually failed a test or assignment?
3 years ago
Inm observance of World Women's Day (yes, I did happily accept my red carnation at the grocery store), it's time to look behind the campaigns and band mottos and focus on what we all want: true equality between men and women. At this point I don't want to focus on the plight of women in Africa, South-East Asia, or the Middle East.
3 years ago
Love in the past is a memory. Love in the future is a fantasy.To be really alive, love — or any other experience —must take place in the present.~Jack Kornfield
3 years ago
 As a little girl, I loved books. I read everything, everywhere. My love for reading led to my love for learning, which led to my love for achievement, community service, and the quest for social advocacy. From a very young age, I was taught that being smart was more important than being pretty, and that school should be my top priority. As a result, I deeply valued my education and craved knowledge. But I am one of the lucky ones. 
3 years ago
To take a slightly different slant on the famous Virginia Woolf quote: For most of history, Anonymous was a woman -- but not anymore.
3 years ago
What do Lady Diana, Erin Brokovich, Amelie, Scout and Michelle Obama have in common? Poise, strength, curiousity and balls. Yup, I just said that! In honor of International Women's Day, from the archives, a post to honor these and other women...to readhttp://www.lisathomsonlive.com/women-with-balls-2/#
3 years ago
I am woman, hear me roar…and all that jazz.Throughout March we celebrate the contributions, trials and accomplishments of American women for Women’s History Month and March 8 we broaden the scope to include women of other countries.
3 years ago
I don't make it the focus of my blog, but it's important enough to me that I'm sure it's bled through here and there: I am a feminist. And I am that special breed of feminist known as the Mormon Feminist. A wild and unruly group of women dedicated to their heritage, their community, their God, and each other, as we work and hope and pray for greater gender equity. This often means something different in each of our lives, which is wonderful. It means we've gotten big and strong enough as a movement to support diversity of thought.
By LSDunn
3 years ago
My thoughts on showers, Christmas cards and thank-you notes are well-documented in my blog. For these reasons alone my lady card should be revoked.
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