Archive | June, 2012

Supreme Court and “Obamacare”: A Win/Win for American Families

June 28, 2012

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American families across the country are breathing a major sigh of relief. The Supreme Court has ruled that the Affordable Care Act (otherwise known as “Obamacare“) is constitutional and that Congress was within its power to mandate that Americans …

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Pixar’s “Brave”: Why are We Forgetting Mulan?

June 26, 2012

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Princess Merida in Disney/Pixar’s new movie Brave is a strong girl. She has brains. She’s headstrong. She knows her own mind. She is physically strong. She’s an accomplished equestrian. She doesn’t want an arranged marriage. She’s smarter than the guys …

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Arizona Immigration and the Supreme Court: Not Really Good News

June 25, 2012

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Image via iStockPhoto   The Supreme Court surprised me this morning by ruling that Arizona lawmakers had overstepped their bounds when trying to pass immigration legislation known as SB 1070, reinforcing that the Constitution provides that immigrations laws are …

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Working Mother Smackdown? Moving This “Debate” Where It Needs to Go

June 25, 2012

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Anne-Marie Slaughter meet Sheryl Sandberg. No, that’s not them in the photo, but the latest working mom discussion makes me wonder how long it’s going to be until we’re all at each other like these two lades. Not so …

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Women “Having it All?”: Our Culture of Exhaustion

June 24, 2012

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We haven’t had a guest “mother of intention” for a while, but my wonderful friend Carol Schiller was sharing some amazing thoughts about the recent “debate” about whether women can have it all.  So I persuaded her to share her …

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Working Mothers: Having It All vs. Wanting It All

June 22, 2012

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Is The Atlantic magazine trying to horn in on the “mommy wars?” After two articles on working mothers vs. stay-at-home moms in the last week, I’d have to say yes. Except that while one of the pieces is …

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Stay-at-Home Moms Caused the War on Women?

June 19, 2012

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Image via Wikimedia Commons   Excuse me, moms. Have you ever stepped off your work or career path to be a full-time stay-at-home parent? If so then you, like me, are to blame for the impending demise of feminism. At …

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Father’s Day and Presidential Politics

June 17, 2012

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Image via iStock Photo   Much gets made about whether women candidates for political office are mothers. Do they have young kids? If so, should they be running for office? We ask how will they manage, without giving a thought …

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When it Comes to Women’s Health, GOP Can’t Have it Both Ways

June 16, 2012

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Nothing more to add here! - Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone…

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Progressive Women Rock

June 6, 2012

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Women are going to be the key to which candidate — President Obama vs Mitt Romney — will win the White House in November. That’s what we’re talking about on our Netroots Nation panel on Thursday — how to engage …

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Scott Walker’s Fight Against Labor & Its Impact on Women

June 5, 2012

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Image via iStock Photo   Just a reminder about what’s going on in the Wisconsin governor recall election today. I wrote this last year for Politics Daily … I don’t want to see a conspiracy where there isn’t one, but …

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