Broads of the Week — 2/12/12 Edition

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Smart women around the web have so much to say. Things that ought to be making their way into the op-ed pages or the op-ed online space, but don’t.  That’s the whole reason The Broad Side was born!  This week, I’ve got some Broads of the Week whose thoughts and opinions I’ think you’ll enjoy!

Dawn at This Woman’s Work wonders about the link between some anti-obesity efforts and the profit motive.

Marty at Don’t Take the Repeats took former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour to task for his last minute pardon and clemency orders, wondering what they mean to the children of those pardoned and what lesson was sent about forgiveness and consequences.

Tracey at Sweetney (along with Doug from Laid-Off Dad) created a Shop-In event to show their support for JCPenney standing by their choice of Elen Degeneres, even after a conservative group called One Million Moms, a group affiliated with the American Family Association, called for a boycott against JCP for hiring the openly gay Degeneres as their spokesperson.  And it doesn’t look there actually are one million moms, at least not at their Facebook page.

Kristen at Rage Against the Minivan wonders about being a mother with a lot of jobs and the narrow margins of keeping things running.

  • Aye, Aye. I think women have a lot to say and I agree that their words belong on Op-Eds. But I also truly believe that more women need to realize the immense potential that we have as a political force. I’m beginning to realize it, and it’s both liberating and humbling.

Why I Wrote “Trumping And Drinking”
Get Over Yourselves. We’re All Rory Gilmore
Hillary Clinton, Shake It Off, Taylor Swift, Hillary Clinton Campaign song
Six Reasons “Shake It Off” Should Be Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Theme Song
Nancy Reagan dies, Just Say No, Ronald Reagan
A Not-So-Positive Ode to Nancy Reagan’s Frothy “Just Say No” Campaign
I Married for Health Insurance
Why I Wrote “Trumping And Drinking”
A Case of Nixonian Deja Vu
Post-Election Munchies: What is Your Grief Snack of Choice?
Why I Wrote “Trumping And Drinking”
A Case of Nixonian Deja Vu
Trump Reality Check, Now with Actual Facts!
Fascism Facts
I Married for Health Insurance
Get Over Yourselves. We’re All Rory Gilmore
Post-Election Munchies: What is Your Grief Snack of Choice?
Women’s Elections Rights in Saudi Arabia: A Token Drop in an Abysmal Bucket & the Plight of Women Under Sharia Law
Maybe It Wasn’t Rape: Emerging Matriarchy and the Altering of Women’s Past Sexual Narratives
Paris attacks, Paris terrorism
Is Paris Burning?
Chinese government and women's reproductive rights, adopting Chinese girls, international adoption
Dear Xi Jinping, I Am Writing to You as an American Mom of a 19-Year-Old Chinese Daughter
The Vital Voice of Hillary Clinton: Part 1
Maybe It Wasn’t Rape: Emerging Matriarchy and the Altering of Women’s Past Sexual Narratives
The Eyes Have It!
Ashley Madison, Jared Fogle, sex, rape, sexual affairs
Ashley Madison vs. Jared Fogle: Rape, Sex and Hacking in America
women's viagra, Viagra, Flibanserin, sexual arousal, women's desire, sex after menopause
That “Little Pink Pill” Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up to Be

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