What do you do when you have a dream? Sometimes you have to hold onto it for a while before the universe gives you the go ahead. That’s what happened with Mira Jacob, author of the just released book, The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing. Mira is a friend of The Broad Side, so she graciously […]
Twenty years ago, the term ‘thought leader’ began its journey into modern vernacular. Since its introduction into business language, the term has been lauded, mocked ...
Do we ever get tired of writing about how the media fail when it comes to portraying women and girls? Why, yes, we do. Will ...
Recent comments made by Indra Nooyi, the current CEO of PepsiCo, have been making the rounds on my Twitter and Facebook feeds. I poke my ...
Recently Nia Sanchez, a Nevada resident, won the title of Miss USA 2014 and her response to the famous “final question” inspired a feminist critique that revealed the contentious historical issue of class in feminism. Jennifer Lee had a chance to talk with Sanchez for The Broad Side about her response. My advice to feminists […]
It’s becoming routine. Another media figure has asked another high-profile woman that question that no man is ever asked. Can you balance the demands of your career with being a good mother? The latest is Matt Lauer claiming to want to “tread lightly” with Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors. Clearly he knows these questions […]
In the summer of 1977 on the corner of East 10th and Ashley Streets in Pine Bluff, Ark., I was Princess Leia. “Star Wars” premiered that summer, and a whole generation of kids became members of the Rebel Alliance in their minds and backyards. At least the boys did. The girls in my neighborhood preferred […]
A potential tough Democratic primary will likely knock out a Hillary Clinton White House run. At least two Clinton confidants in Arkansas say that Clinton will not go through a nasty repeat of 2008 when Barack Obama and a host of other Democrats, including Vice President Joe Biden and former North Carolina Senator John Edwards, […]
As we count down the minutes to the official release of Hillary Clinton‘s memoir that focuses on her tenure as Secretary of State, it looks like one network has found an interesting way to capitalize on that buzz. This fall, as more attention will surely be paid to the question we’ve all been asking about […]
Hillary Clinton and her about-to-be-released book, “Hard Choices”, are all the buzz in the news world this week. What does her book say? Will she dish dirt on President Obama? (Not likely) Does she harbor any bad feelings toward Mark Penn? (I still do). I haven’t read “Hard Choices” yet, but according to the advance […]
In the latest effort to persuade American voters that Hillary Clinton is too infirm to run for president, right-wingers are claiming that she’s holding on to a walker on the cover of the current issue of People Magazine. Oh, if that was only true to help further their sinister plan! It turns out, it’s just […]
Are you going to give Hillary your deets? Image via Wikimedia Commons/in the public domain
With Hillary Clinton’s latest memoir about to hit the shelves, some high profile TV interviews scheduled and a pretty nice cover or People Magazine, we think Hillary’s “will she or won’t she” answer is on the horizon. While we want to write about more than just “Hillaryland” here at The Broad Side, we do want […]
Hillary Clinton’s husband — a.k.a Bill Clinton, the 42nd president of the United States – returned to his old political stomping grounds on Tuesday night. At his silvery presidential library in Little Rock, Clinton addressed the 2014 President Sites and Libraries Conference, a national conference held every four years for historians and archivists who work […]
Graduating from Harvard Law School should be the crowning glory for any student, right? Your parents are in the audience. Esteemed guests are on the dais. It’s time for the keynote speaker, who’s bound to be some sort of legal eagle dignitary. Or not. Maybe it’s the year that there’s a little Legally Blonde throwback […]
With the passing of Maya Angelou this week, it’s hard to know where to start in describing the gifts she’s given us. So many people have already written about her contributions to women’s activism, to literature and to inspiring so many women over the decades. Not long ago, Angelou herself talked about how she found […]
Ever since I had the opportunity to visit Pakistan, I’ve been fascinated with what women there have had to say about the topic of feminism and their views on it versus those of us in the Western world. While I was there, a teacher at the International Islamic University in Islamabad, named Rubia Akram, brought […]
In an act of true class, Jill Abramson, the unceremoniously dumped former executive editor of the New York Times, kept her engagement to speak to the newly-minted graduates of Wake Forest University. It’s easy to give a speech to new grads about the challenges they might face when you’re at the top of your game; […]
Jill Abramson, the first woman executive editor of the New York Times, has been unceremoniously fired for reasons that are still unclear. Some say that after just a few years the publisher was unhappy with how she was performing her job, especially as the Times, like all other traditional newspapers, has struggled to stay relevant […]
When was the last time you loved your body? Or, as some attorneys might say in a court room, is that assuming a fact not in evidence? Have you ever loved your body? We’ve seen a variety of campaigns to work toward convincing women they are beautiful as they are, but what if you asked […]
True or false — Men computer scientists are responsible for the creation of most of the software we use today. False! Ever heard of a woman named Grace Hopper? She’s the one you should be thanking … maybe not for the exact program you’re using now, but probably for the genesis of it. “Born with […]
Beyonce vs Benghazi? Healthy food vs. saving Syrian children? It’s hard to decide which “first mom” had it tougher on Mother’s Day — Hillary Clinton or Michelle Obama! Image via Wikimedia Commons/U.S. Dept. of State, in the public domain
The ugliness of where we are when it comes to racism in America has been on full display in the news with the tales of Donald Sterling, the recently ousted general manager of the Los Angeles Clippers. Journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault, formerly with PBS, says the long-tolerated behavior of Sterling (such as telling his girlfriend that […]