There I was staring at Nicki Minaj’s ass on Google. I did this for a solid thirty minutes — contemplating respectability, sexuality, power, race. As I was doing this, I was thinking how creepy it felt, as a white woman, to gaze and theorize about a woman of color’s body in order to serve some […]
There is a good chance you’ve never heard of the Women’s Equality Party (WEP) unless you live in New York. If they get 50,000 votes ...
Amelia Earhart was not a famous singer or Hollywood siren. She didn’t hold public office, but in 1937 she disappeared. Simply gone. There were guesses, ...
When it comes to fashion choices, Hillary Clinton is best known for what has been dubbed her “rainbow of pantsuits.” But lately, Hillary’s fashion choices ...
It’s hard being Stevie Nicks. Last weekend, I decided to transform into the twirling goddess for Halloween. After all, I’ve long said that Stevie is my co-pilot. Her lyrics about love and loss resonate in unexplainable ways, and her beliefs in magic and goodness aren’t bad traits to adopt in this cynical, bitter world. Such […]
We are a country that has an unusual relationship with Hillary Clinton. People hate to love her or love to hate her. Voters who find themselves on middle ground about the former Secretary of State seem to be in the minority. So who’s on her side and who isn’t? We think you’ll be surprised: – […]
So it’s the beginning of a new work week, and you’re going to need some things to talk with your co-workers about. Didn’t catch up with anything water cooler-worthy over the weekend? No worries. As always, we bring you our must-reads of the week. You’re welcome! – Is it time for a word other than […]
Happy 67th birthday, Hillary Clinton! As a fellow October baby, I send you wishes for a relaxing day, maybe a visit with the new grand-baby and hopefully a nice cocktail at the end of the evening. You deserve it. What you don’t deserve is the inevitable criticism of your age if you decide to announce […]
Hillary Clinton may be doomed to never sit in the Oval Office as president. Fate can often play cruel tricks, and the news that Democratic Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren isn’t totally ruling out a president run could signal bad news for Hillary and her supporters. As The Washington Post reports, Warren said, “If there’s any […]
Dear Women Voters: It’s our time, ladies! A midterm election looms, and the focus is on us! Politicians and pundits alike know that there’s no crossing the electoral finish line without women voters in their corner. But are the candidates seeking to represent us talking about the issues we care about? The media have reported […]
Much of the world is engaged in the ridiculous debate about what’s going on with Renee Zellweger‘s face. Has she had a surgery? An eyelift? Botox? Facial implants of some sort? Micro-dermabrasion maybe? Some so-called journalists with nothing better to do decided to put together a ‘then and now’ set of images after Zellweger, best […]
Oh, Monica Lewinsky, why did you have to make a comeback? Curious timing, isn’t it, that Monica, known really for one thing in her life, made a splash on Monday at the Forbes Summit preaching against cyber-bullying. Calling herself “Patient Zero” (an Ebola reference, I guess), Monica, now 41, revisited her past during her first-ever […]
I’ve never wanted to run for political office. Partly it’s because I am not fascinated by the ins and outs of posturing and vote getting, and partly, I think, I really don’t want a job that’s 24/7, having to balance my family against the needs of the needy. I’ve always been very comfortable letting other […]
Hillary Clinton is traveling the country, campaigning for a variety of Democrats as we head into the last weeks of mid-term election 2014. Surely she’s collecting chits for 2016. But what else is going on in the world of Hillary Watch? One recent study says women are better decision makers under stressful conditions. Hillary might […]
Time to start the week, shake out the cob webs from the weekend, and catch up on some stories? We’ve got you covered here at The Broad Side. So grab your cappuccino, and take a few minutes to check out these news items. Then you’ll definitely have something to talk about with your co-workers: – […]
Too much to keep up with on the internetz these days? Don’t worry — The Broad Side‘s got you covered. We cull through the news each week, and bring you a few stories you might have missed, but definitely want to know about. So here are this week’s “must-reads”: The woman who founded Moms Demand […]
It had all the trappings of an ALEC-backed attack on democracy: Push out a bill prohibiting local governments from passing workplace protections in their own communities. If all else failed, tack the measure onto some popular bill as an amendment and hope the supporters of that bill would want it badly enough to allow the […]
The GOP wants you to think that Wendy Davis is a terrible person for talking about her opponent’s wheelchair. Texas Republicans want voters in the Lone Star State to assume that Davis, who is the Democrat running for governor there, has stooped to an all time low for daring to mention the disability of her […]
Recently, some readers were upset with us at The Broad Side for running a piece about whether it was time for Hillary Clinton to stop playing coy and just announce her candidacy already! These passionate Hillary supporters told us, in not so nice terms, ‘HEY! She said she’d announce in 2015, so just leave her […]
When we come across articles we think the readers of The Broad Side will like, we usually post them to our Facebook page. But we thought it would be fun to start sharing them here first instead, so you can get the first look at the articles you should know about, but might have missed […]
General Motors CEO Mary Barra, in an interview with CNN’s Poppy Harlow, recently said that she trusts that the NFL and its commissioner Roger Goodell would make the changes needed with players’ domestic violence issues. While Barra called the domestic issue within the NFL “unacceptable,” she didn’t say specifically what the NFL needed to do […]
It was a private meeting. Only certain writers were invited to meet with President Obama a few hours before he gave a live speech to the nation on September 10 about the global threat from ISIS. According to the Huffington Post there were 15 “columnists and magazine writers” in attendance at this exclusive, invite-only gathering. A private […]
On Monday, I threw in my two cents on the “Sparkle Science” debate via an op-ed published by USA TODAY. Overall I’ve received positive feedback and more “thank you’s!” than I expected. But in the midst of writing on deadline, I missed a few things, but I want to address the only push-back I’ve read…so […]