I have long believed that a person’s reaction to tragedy is the clearest definition of their character we could ever wish to observe, and if I’m not mistaken we’ve learned a lot about a handful of our political commentators in the hours following the Boston Marathon bombing. Officials hadn’t even determined if all three of [...]
Last month I attended the SXSWi conference, and while I was perusing the trade show I discovered the New York Times booth smack dab in the middle of the exhibit hall. They were doing nifty portraits of people made out of words from our favorite section of the NYT. Naturally, while we waited in line [...]
In the wake of the New York Times’ controversial obituary of Yvonne Brill (beef stroganoff, anyone?), a pioneering rocket scientist and according to her son, Matthew, “the world’s best mom,” I thought a rewrite of Albert Einstein’s obituary was in order to highlight the disparity in how the New York Times might have written it [...]
Have you caught Cameron Russell’s TEDx talk? Her topic? Image is powerful, even when it is superficial. In the ten minute clip, the supermodel is candid and honest about “winning the genetic lottery.” Russell walks on to the TED stage in what many would consider a fancy evening dress and eight-inch matching heels. To make [...]
Last week an email circulated with a link to a call for CNN iReport submissions. The so-called assignment asked the question: “Have you had an abortion?” CNN framed the story this way: “…As much as abortion gets debated politically, rarely do we read stories of women who have chosen to terminate a pregnancy. We [...]
I learned about the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut on Facebook, and once I figured out what was going on, I went on a media strike. Why? Well, since becoming a mom, I’ve become a complete coward when it comes to reading and hearing about violence against anyone, especially violence against children. I know that if [...]
When my children were toddlers, I kept tight control of their media diet. Oh, the simplicity of running a dictatorship! I could offer “choices” within a controlled set of options like, “Would you like to watch Dragon Tales or Sesame Street?” Satisfied with the ad-free world of public television, my oldest son did not even [...]
In my life, it has been the year of the girl for a long time now, ever since the first of my three daughters was born. “Girls!” we often scream when the decibel levels rise about the red line on an audiometer. When you have three daughters you inevitably are surrounded by multitudes of [...]
It’s not hard to find amazing commentary writing by women around the web, which is why it surprises me that many mainstream outlets claim they don’t have more women on their rosters because, you know, ladies just aren’t writing it! So I’m happy to highlight these amazing writers in this week’s edition of Broads of [...]
- I Want My Mother Back May 10, 2013
- Charles Ramsey and the Racial Language Barrier May 16, 2013
- Brave’s Merida is Herself Again. But for How Long? May 14, 2013
- Can “Maybe” Empower Our Children in Times of Fear? May 13, 2013
- When Big Pharma “Strong” Arms Mothers, We All Lose May 6, 2013
- President’s Woes Don’t Equal Watergate May 18, 2013
- 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
- Bernadine Spitzsnogel: What a terrible choice these women are forced to m...
- Bernadine Spitzsnogel: Will just makes me laugh out loud....
- Holly: Great summary of in real life scandals....
- Gena: No. I will not stop being African-American, Black ...
- deb: thanks for your nice comment SJ. "laughing at ot...
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