U.S. Rep. Todd Akin says his Senate opponent Claire McCaskill was much more “ladylike” last time she ran for office. A Mitt Romney supporter recently told NPR that Michelle Obama isn’t a good First Lady because she’s not “ladylike” enough. The last time someone told me I wasn’t being ladylike, it was one of my [...]
About Joanne Bamberger
Joanne Bamberger is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Broad Side. She is a political and media strategist, author, journalist and “recovering” attorney (formerly known around the blogosphere as PunditMom). She is the author of Mothers of Intention: How Women & Social Media are Revolutionizing Politics in America (Bright Sky Press).
Joanne was awarded the 2013 Advocacy Innovator Award by Campaigns and Elections Magazine for being one of the first proponents of the belief that women online in non-political spaces like “mommy” blogs not only address political and policy matters through their non-traditionally political venues, but also directly and indirectly affect political and policy discussion.
Joanne was named in 2013 by Working Mother Magazine as a “must read” online writer, and as one of their Most Powerful Moms in Social Media in 2011. She was nominated for the Women’s Media Center 2011 Social Media Award. A new media expert and authority on political involvement of women, Joanne has contributed commentary to USA Today, CNN.com, Huffington Post, MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, Good Morning America, XM Radio POTUS, among others. Joanne speaks frequently to a variety of groups about women, politics, social media and how their confluence is increasing women’s power in all aspects of women’s lives. Joanne is an award-winning broadcast journalist who spent a decade as a radio and television reporter before attending law school. Joanne spent 15 years in private and government practice, including a stint as Deputy Director of Public Affairs at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. And, no surprise, you can find her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter at @JLCBamberger! Her journalism “brushes with greatness” as a cub reporter many years ago included interviews with Henry Kissinger AND Aldo Cella (but not at the same time)!
Women voters beware. Right-wing attempts to push through tougher voter ID laws may keep you from voting in November. I’m not talking about zombie moms. I’m not talking about women trying to pull the wool over some poll worker’s eyes in order to vote in a different town. I’m not even talking about undocumented women [...]
“Stop it! Stop it, RIGHT NOW!” What parent hasn’t had that moment of “I’m at the end of my rope” frustration with a tired or petulant child? You know you shouldn’t yell. You know you’re supposed to remember all the good parenting stuff you’ve been taught — talk in a calm voice, get down to [...]
What do new GOP VP candidate Paul Ryan and former GOP VP candidate Sarah Palin have in common? They’re both the parents of young, school-aged children. Ryan’s children — ages seven, eight and nine — are in that childhood sweet spot. They’re just old enough not to need attention every moment of the day, but [...]
Why would a young elected Latina be voting for Mitt Romney? That’s probably a question many people would ask in light of Mitt Romney’s low poll numbers with the Hispanic community. And it looks like Marilinda Garcia, a Republican legislator in New Hampshire, has answered. And it involves the theme that Romney and the GOP [...]
Image via iStockPhoto Have you heard about LIBOR? If so, you might be thinking it’s: (a) The name of the new Spiderman movie villain, (b) The second cousin to Lex Luthor, or (c) A baby name option for the next addition to the Nicolas Cage family. With a funny sounding name like “Libor” it could [...]
Stay in school! Graduate! Register to vote! These are the subversive messages the Obamas have been trying to get into our children’s schools! Remember a couple of years ago when some super conservative Americans decried the fact that President Obama was going to make a “stay in school” speech to be streamed into classrooms? Many [...]
American families across the country are breathing a major sigh of relief. The Supreme Court has ruled that the Affordable Care Act (otherwise known as “Obamacare“) is constitutional and that Congress was within its power to mandate that Americans buy health insurance or be subject to a financial penalty. Now, there are all sorts of [...]
Anne-Marie Slaughter meet Sheryl Sandberg. No, that’s not them in the photo, but the latest working mom discussion makes me wonder how long it’s going to be until we’re all at each other like these two lades. Not so long ago, Facebook exec Sandberg announced to all working mothers in America than if she can [...]
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