When Laurie Edwards asked me if I was interested in receiving an early copy of In the Kingdom of the Sick: A Social History of Chronic Illness in America, I thought it was a great match – I have endometriosis and hypothyroidism, both chronic illnesses. Since my diagnosis years ago I have been an avid [...]
“That meal — with the salad right on top of the complet, and a bottle of the hard cider kept at truly cellar temperature in an actual cellar — was one I ate every day without ever getting bored with it. I had never given a single thought to how different the lettuces and the [...]
By now, just about everyone knows that the Supreme Court is reviewing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The Court is spending three days – an eternity by normal argument-length standards – considering the finer points of what exactly constitutes a tax, how a tax differs from a penalty, and the finer points of [...]
The Alliance of Girls’ Schools will hold its biennial staff conference this May in Melbourne, Australia. The organization has 140 member schools in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and South Africa, all of whom have been invited to come together to explore the conference theme, “Images of a Girl: Diversity, Dilemmas and Future Possibilities.” Slated to [...]
May had just entered her teenage years. She was a chatterbox who loved horses, George Strait, and Rice Krispie treats. May and her mom were appalled that I didn’t know any George Strait songs. They couldn’t believe I’d never slid my feet into cowboy boots or ridden a horse bareback. I was amazed they had [...]
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! [...]
When I read that the Susan G. Komen Foundation withdrew financial support of Planned Parenthood’s screening services, I was stunned. The partnership of two respected organizations working together to help women get the preventive care they need seemed to be such a natural affiliation. I couldn’t imagine what could cause such a rift. Well, I [...]
Yesterday, the news broke that Susan G. Komen for the Cure, a major funder of breast cancer prevention in the United States, will be withdrawing their support to Planned Parenthood for breast cancer screenings. Komen has been making grants to Planned Parenthood since 2005, usually around half a million dollars per year. The stated reason [...]
Milton and Catherine Hershey had a vision. Their vision was realized in the Milton Hershey School, to “nurture and educate children in social and financial need to lead fulfilling and productive lives.“ To that end, the Milton Hershey School in Pennsylvania has provided thousands of under-served and underprivileged children a stellar education free of charge [...]
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- Voting ‘Yes’ for Schools, But ‘No’ to Giving My Time May 23, 2013
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- 6 Things You Need To Know Right Now: Money Makes The World Go ‘Round May 24, 2013
- Broad of the Week: The Latina Rebel of the Civil War May 24, 2013
- Wolf Blitzer’s Faith-Based Journalism in Oklahoma May 24, 2013
- Pope Francis on Religious Tolerance: Do Good. We Will Meet One Another There May 23, 2013
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