Author Archive | Joanne Bamberger

America Has an Anger Problem

In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, I mused on my Facebook page about the bully aspect to this story. One person rightly commented that we don’t just have a gun problem in America. We also have bullying and anger problems, ones that we’re neglecting in commentary about violence. So why aren’t [...]

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Mmmm, Pi!

No, not the Homer Simpson kind of pie. The kind of Pi my 7th grad daughter gets excited for once a year.  There’s always a contest in her math class to see who can memorize the most digits of Pi and then the winner gets, well, pie! So just for fun, here’s a little something [...]

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Lonely Broads: Where are the Women at SXSW?

While I have yet to attend the famous (or infamous) South by Southwest conference, it’s one I’ve been curious about. One thing holding me back? It has a reputation for not being particularly female friendly in terms of speakers and sessions offered.  There seems to be the feeling on the part of some past attendees [...]

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International Women’s Day: I Am a Full Woman

Sometimes you get a letter or an E-mail out of the blue, that contains an offer so wonderful and generous, you can’t pass it up. On International Women’s Day, there are so many things about women to be celebrated and discussed and debated. But one thing that hit home with the amazing video you are [...]

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“Having it All”: Maria Bartiromo Style

Everyone has an opinion about “having it all” — Can we? Should we? Dare we?And does it matter what high-profile women have to say about their own “having it all” theories? The Broad Side is proud to be partnering with genConnect, a great site with interviews from experts on issues that impact our lives every [...]

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Sticks and Stones: Changing Our Culture of Teen Bullying

As the mother of a seventh-grade girl, to say that I’m navigating through the treacherous waters of middle school, bullying, drama and various cyber-issues would be an understatement.  Sometimes it feels like I have things under control, but I know that’s just a fantasy. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that she survives, without too much [...]

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