Nowadays, social media makes everyone feel like they have a big, booming voice to use for instigating change. Just spend a little time on Twitter or in the comments section of a newspaper article and you’ll read opinions and suggestions from everyone from issue experts to the tinfoil hat brigade. It’s a dynamic litany of [...]
It seems that someone is always talking about the supposed death of feminism. The kids don’t relate to the big, bad F-word anymore. Younger generations are self-absorbed and apathetic. Oh, the “Sex and the City,” the “Girls,” the blogging, the stilettos, the Spanx. No one cares about the real work of feminism anymore. We just [...]
The winds of change are blowing through the Louisiana educational system with the strength of a Category 5 hurricane. Governor Bobby Jindal longs to make a name for himself on the national stage, a name that was somewhat tarnished by an embarrassing rebuttal to one of Barack Obama’s first speeches made as President. So desperately [...]
March 8th is International Women’s Day. A day more celebrated or acknowledged in other parts of the world than in the US in general but it is catching on. Social media, democratized media, great technology are fueling the expansion of awareness days and campaigns. Like this one. The United Nations acknowledges International Women’s Day with [...]
Since the beginning of the Occupy Movement I have struggled to come up with the correct words to explain my admittedly mixed feelings. As a progressive – a rather vocal one at that – there was a part of me who felt the need to throw myself into all of it: The rallying, the human [...]
With so much going on in the world today — the series of never-ending GOP debates, wondering whether the Social Security payroll tax cut will stay in effect, and the looming winter holidays — it’s easy to overlook some other important things going on that will affect us all. One of those is the issue [...]
As our heads swirl this week with the thoughts of the strange “I’m just a victim” speech given by Herman Cain as he withdrew from the race for the Republican presidential nomination, Michele Bachmann setting us straight on gay marriage (gay people can get married as long as they marry someone of the opposite sex) [...]
There are so many women around the web writing about important issues every week. You’d never know from the general conversations surrounding the women often called “mom bloggers.” And I got laughed at a couple of times this week at a book event for Mothers of Intention: How Women and Social Media are Revolutionizing Politics [...]
Motherhood forced me to educate myself on big issues across the board. From nutrition to politics, I deconstructed my assumptions and read everything I could. I needed to understand everything and make educated decisions on how I raise my children. I never planned on being a activist, it was by-product of simply taking time to [...]
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- Bernadine Spitzsnogel: Will just makes me laugh out loud....
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