Kathy Groob

When Did St. Patrick’s Day Parades Become so Exclusive?

March 18, 2013, By Kathy Groob, ElectWomen.com – Let me start by saying, “I’ve got Irish blood in me.”  All my ancestors came across the pond on boats bound for American from their homeland of Ireland.  Although I don’t partake in green beer and drunken buffoonery often synonymous with St. Patty’s Day, I enjoy the pipes, kilts and green parade festivities of St. Patrick’s Day.  Hey, it’s a day when we’re all Irish, right?  Wrong....more

Today's Favorites: Rape Protection, Mom in Parliament and Dog Bites

Today State Representative Dennis Keene from Kentucky filed legislaiton to block a convicted rapist from seeking custody of a child if the victim became pregnant as a result of the rape. Did you know that 34 states currently allow rapists to seek custody rights?http://denniskeene.com/2013/01/29/representative-dennis-keene-file-rape-......more

Hillary's New Website

Retired US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s website HillaryClinton.com and HillaryClintonoffice.com now both point to a new home page at HillaryClintonOffice.com.  The new site is bare-bones at present, but has a complete contact form to sign up and contact Ms. Clinton.  Plus a great new picture of Hillary.  See it here:  http://electwomen.com/2013/02/new-hillary-clintons-new-website/    ...more

Why the half time performance bothered me

I follow hundreds of feminist activists on Twitter and was surprised that during last night's SuperBowl half-time show very few of them were as disturbed as I by Beyonce's overly sexy show.  I am a fan of Beyonce and some of this might be generational (I'm 56), but her show felt more like a Victoria's Secret runway than mid-field at the SuperBowl.   ...more