There are many stories written about the men who have endured multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, but few about the women who have served there. Journalist Helen Thorpe has written a book entitled “Soldier Girls” that tells the stories of three women from three different generations who served multiple tours in Afghanistan because of […]
Hillary Clinton is old. U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was fat. Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is ugly. Even fictional political women get bashed for their wardrobe ...
What’s wrong with the NFL? Simply put, they flip-flop – a lot. Take the latest drama to hit the NFL. (Yes, it does appear that ...
It looks like CoverGirl cosmetics has inadvertently found itself in the middle of a bad PR moment thanks to the NFL. The legenday beauty company ...
Short story, dads — you need to walk the walk, not just talk the talk when it comes to gender roles and your daughters’ futures. So embrace your inner feminist, and get to that laundry! According to a recent study out of the University of British Columbia, parents can tell their children that boys and […]
Guys! Want to learn how to be the Don Juan on your generation? Need some tips for how to make the ladies love you? Are you dying to know the art of seduction? Well, look no further than your AM radio dial where thrice-divorced Rush Limbaugh is waxing seductive on how affirmative consent laws are ruining […]
The NFL is an amazing entity that doesn’t seem to listen. As the league spirals in the wake of one scandal after another, it just seems to bury itself repeatedly deeper when it comes to punishing players for their off-field behaviors. On Monday, the Minnesota Vikings announced that Adrian Peterson will return to the team […]
Oh, Hillary. Please just go ahead and announce your candidacy. This weekend, Hillary and Bill Clinton showed up in Iowa at the Harkin Steak Fry. For political novices who need a Politics 101 briefing, the Harkin Steak Fry was created by U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) 37 years ago that became the go-to event in […]
One week ago, Hannah Storm, respected ESPN sports commentator and football fan, came face to face with a dilemma — how to continue being the fan of a game that was forcing her to explain to her three daughters why it seemed like the NFL wasn’t taking seriously the story of former Baltimore Raven Ray […]
It’s been five months since over 270 Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped by the militant group Boko Haram, which is opposed to any non-Islamic type of education. Despite various international efforts to rescue those children, not one has been found. Boko Haram claims to have kidnapped the girls because they were receiving a “Western style” education […]
On every anniversary of 9/11 since 2006, MSNBC replays that day’s horrific events in real time. Starting at shortly before 9 a.m. Eastern Time, you hear the reports of the first plane crashing into one of the World Trade Center towers, with Matt Lauer and Katie Couric on the “Today Show” wondering if it was […]
Katie Nolan is a young sportscaster at Fox Sports who has a YouTube show called “No Filter.” She’s a journalist with a sharp wit and sharp tongue, when it’s called for. And, by her own admission, she’s a huge football fan. So as a young woman, probably around the same age as Janay Palmer Rice, […]
Six and a half million Californians will have reason to celebrate after Governor Jerry Brown signs the Healthy Families, Healthy Workplaces Act (AB 1522). For 44 percent of the state’s population who don’t earn a single paid sick day, this simple act will move them a step closer to catching up with the rest of […]
Imagine your world without streaming video and music, without the Web, Facebook or online shopping. Imagine traveling without a GPS. What if instead of tapping the Search Bar on your phone or tablet to get the information you needed now, you had to trudge down to the local library to look it up? For those […]
The NFL needs to say goodbye to Commissioner Roger Goodell and hello to Condoleezza Rice. That’s right: Rice, the former Secretary of State under President George W. Bush, and rabid football fan. It’s very clear that the NFL, a $9 billion industry, has a woman problem even if it doesn’t exactly want to admit it. […]
When the domestic abuse story of Ray Rice and Janay Palmer first surfaced this summer, someone on the Baltimore Ravens’ Twitter feed decided it was a good idea to suggest that maybe Janay, Rice’s then-fiancee, and now his wife, should take some of the blame. In a now deleted tweet, that can still be seen […]
In a very 21st century move on Monday, the Baltimore Ravens announced via Twitter that it had terminated running back Ray Rice’s contract. The announcement came after new video surfaced on the celebrity website TMZ that showed Rice punching Janay Palmer, his then-fiancee, in the face in an Atlantic City elevator earlier this year. The […]
If you’re a woman who pays attention to what’s going on — going wrong, really — with reproductive rights, you know who Wendy Davis is. She’s running for governor of Texas, but she’s also the lawmaker filibustered for 11 hours on the floor of the Texas State House to prevent passage of severely restrictive regulations […]
Joan Rivers was a woman who made her way in the comedy world at a time when few women were able to. The thing that distinguished Rivers was that she did her comedy her way without adhering to what was deemed the acceptable style of the time. She was no sweet Mary Tyler Moore on […]
With the passing of Joan Rivers, there is plenty being written about her online and said about her on talk shows. The death of any celebrity means days worth of constant coverage, tributes, and scrutiny. The world had something of a love/hate relationship with Rivers — or shall we call her by her real name, […]
During the short drive from Beirut toward Damascus, our taxi turned off the road and pulled into a refugee camp in the Lebanese Bekaa Valley. As a journalist and academic who writes about international security, I wanted to see the refugee situation I had read about for myself. I watched as a truckload of women […]
Are you a woman who thinks that feminism isn’t for you? Maybe you believe we’ve achieved equal rights and we don’t need a “movement” anymore? Maybe you wonder if continued discussions about women’s rights are just all BS? It is not. While you are entitled to your opinion and even your experience on this question, […]
When I considered blogging my depression, it was a complicated decision. My blogging pseudonym, Daisy, allowed me a little freedom on my blogs Compost Happens and A Mother’s Garden of Verses. My family and closest friends knew, but that was about it. I maintained a semblance of privacy from coworkers, supervisors, neighbors, and others who […]