American men, our days of political power surely are numbered. I don’t know how we have hung on as long as we have. The U.S. Census Bureau recently released voter demographic data from last year’s presidential election, and the picture does not favor men’s political fortunes. Most media outlets focused on the fact that for [...]
While at the BlogHer’12 conference this past summer, I attended a fantastic panel on social media and electing women to public office. During and after the panel, there was a lively Twitter thread happening, in parallel, on the topic. You can read the whole thread by searching for #BH12ElectWomen. It includes panelists, members of the [...]
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 [...]
If there’s only one thing that everyone in America can agree on, it’s that our country has become more polarized and partisan than ever. Many of us are appalled by our elected representatives’ lack of civility, because we realize that the health and stability of our government demand that people on opposite sides of the [...]
Who could be better as a Republican vice presidential pick than a young, attractive, up-and-coming rising star who happens to be a woman of color, a mom of young children and the governor of an important Southern state? The GOP is sorely in need of repairing the damage it’s done to itself with the “woman’s [...]
Who’s getting in our way when it comes to women in elective office? Ourselves, in many cases. Whether it be doubting that we can win, not wanting to leave our young children at home in the care of others while we’re on the campaign trail or in office, or whether we just don’t think we [...]
The contraception debate has caused women to sit up and take notice of the presidential race, if they weren’t already paying attention. I realize it’s a little hard to get excited about this primary season. But mess with a woman’s reproductive rights and you stir up a hornet’s nest. It has served as fuel for [...]
Women Invented Language You know how “they” always say that women weren’t allowed to be literate until like the 1800s or something ridiculous like that? Well that’s just stupid. One only has to compare the verbal and written communication skills of a boy toddler and a girl toddler to know that one is more naturally [...]
The GOP primaries are underway, one grueling battle after another. After close to a year of constant coverage of the candidates as they entered the race and began to sprinkle money around key states, it’s almost surprising that there’s more to the process than web ads, cable news debates, and people tweeting the good, the [...]
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- Angelina the Amazon May 17, 2013
- 6 Things You Need To Know Right Now: Scandals Abound! May 17, 2013
- The IRS & the Tea Party: Nonprofits Need More Scrutiny, Not Less May 17, 2013
- “Weigh-cism” in America May 16, 2013
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- Bernadine Spitzsnogel: Will just makes me laugh out loud....
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