Tag Archive | "breast cancer"

5 Things I Hated About Ann Romney’s Speech

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

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So, I’ve already weighed in on Ann Romney’s attempts to make her husband out to be all warm and fuzzy and the kind of guy you not only want to take home to the parents, but who will also work …

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Komen Foundation Underestimated the Power of Social Media Women

Monday, February 6, 2012

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Much has been written about the Susan G Komen for the Cure Foundation vs. Planned Parenthood vs. breast cancer screening PR disaster.  Was the decision to pull funding from Planned Parenthood a political one in the fight against abortion?  Was …

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Betty Ford: Stealth Feminist and Role Model

Sunday, July 10, 2011

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If someone were to ask you for your list of top political feminists, former First Lady Betty Ford would probably not be on that hit parade. But she should be. Betty Ford passed away last week at the age of …

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I Want Kirsten Gillibrand on That Women’s Health Wall

Thursday, April 14, 2011

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Republicans in Washington have made no secret of the fact that they got pretty much everything they wanted in the current federal budget deal, with one exception — the complete unfunding of Planned Parenthood.  The majority of the GOP …

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June Cleaver is Calling and It’s Not Good News

Sunday, February 27, 2011

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Ever since the 112th Congress was sworn in last month, there’s been a seemingly endless barrage of news about lawmakers trying to take away many of women’s hard-fought rights, so much so that I feel like Mr. Peabody’s WABAC machine

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Politics and Snow — Bring It On!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

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It’s been a busy week for me at Politics Daily!  You can find me over there this week – When the likes of Chris Matthews become equal opportunity insulters when they toss around terms like “Balloon head”  and “makeup salesperson” …

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Princesses Fighting Cancer

Monday, January 24, 2011

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As a mother of a daughter, I’ve long had ambivalent feelings about princesses, especially how Disney princesses are marketed to our children.  Most little girls go through a phase where they latch on to one of the Disney gals — …

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Things That Made Me Mad This Week

Friday, January 7, 2011

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Not enough women writers to keep the column Broadsheet going at Salon.  Really?  I wish they’d called — I could have given them a really long list of great women writers who think about the broad spectrum of politics from …

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Mothers of Intention — Another Change We Need in Health Care is Insurance Coverage for Lymphedema Sleeves

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

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This is cross-posted from Toddler Planet where my amazing friend Susan Niebur, a breast cancer patient herself and a true Mother of Intention, is trying to make it possible for other breast cancer patients to obtain lymphedema sleeves and other …

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You Lookin’ for Me over the Holidays?

Friday, December 24, 2010

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As I try to get all the wrapping done, get last few batches of cookies in the oven, and make a quick trip to see my friend’s art exhibit before it closes, you can find me in a couple of …

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Elizabeth Edwards Knew What Was Important

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

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Elizabeth Edwards died today at the age of 61 after her long battle with breast cancer. While I never met Elizabeth Edwards in person (the line was so long at BlogHer ’07, I never made it to the front), …

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WellPoint and Your Ta-tas?

Thursday, April 29, 2010

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Sadly, I’ve been putting off my annual mammogram while I’m pushing to get the writing done for the Mothers of Intention manuscript.  But that doesn’t mean I haven’t been thinking about it.  It’s been even more on my mind since …

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