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 […]
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? ...
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, ...
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, ...
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: – […]
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 […]
There is no Shonda Rhimes in the U.S. news media. In all that’s been said about Shonda Rhimes as of late, one thing that hasn’t been mentioned is the fact that there’s not a single black woman of Rhimes’ stature in the news business. When it comes to the upper-echelons of decision-making in the news […]
Touching Home in China: in search of missing girlhoods is a transmedia iBook in the making. When published in September 2015, a mesh of video and interactive maps, photo galleries and informational graphics and narrative text will tell its first-of-its kind story. It’s about teen adoptees from America going back to their rural “home” towns […]
Girshriela Green got involved the day someone called saying he wanted to make a change at Walmart – the corporation that had left her seriously injured from overwork and seriously underpaid. “I was sitting at home in a neck brace,” she said, “going, how did I land here – I was a model employee, I […]
So. I like to tweet a lot. When something is pressing on my mind and I don’t have the time or concentration to compose a full blog post (which is nearly aways these days), I go on Twitter and fire off a few 140-character mini-monologues. Often I tweet about issues related to gun safety and […]
At the 29th annual Chicago Foundation for Women luncheon, tennis legend Billie Jean King recalled being a 12-year-old girl and realizing that everything about tennis was white. Her shoes, her clothes, and even the people playing it. “This has to change,” she thought. The previous year, King had declared at a family dinner that she […]
People who will benefit from earned sick time in Massachusetts – Ballot Initiative 4 – are greeting activists enthusiastically at the door. They’re folks like Timothy Chouinard, a factory worker in Falls River who told them, “I knew you guys were going to stop. I’m the typical person that you guys are working for right […]
So, last week, my friend wrote a tribute to Joan Rivers on her blog, and someone called her a “Kike.” Then a beautiful thing happened. What beautiful could possibly come of this? Did my friend delete his* hateful remark? No. She left it up for anyone to see. Did friends of hers and strangers alike pile on […]
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 choices. When it comes to criticizing women politicians who put a “D” beside their names, that’s the kind of insightful political commentary their opponents like to make, either to persuade […]
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 every day there’s a new public relations mess in the football world). On Monday, the Minnesota Vikings announced that Adrian Peterson will return to the team less than a week […]