Tag Archive | "changing the world"

Is Your Emergency Room Ready for Your Child?

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

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If you have to take your child to an emergency room, did you know that many hospitals don’t have specialized pediatric staff to address issues specific to children? I didn’t. I’ve been lucky that so far (knock wood) we’ve never …

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I’m Ready for Equal Pay. How About You?

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

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When I was first starting out as a young journalist, I believed there was no question that I would get paid the same salary as men doing the same job. After all, we’d come a long way, right? Women were …

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A Short, Open Letter to Hillary Clinton

Saturday, March 17, 2012

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Dear Hillary, I so loved your speech last week from the Women in the World conference, as well as Meryl Streep’s brilliant introduction of you. You’ve had so many wonderful and inspiring moments as someone who has been a tireless …

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Political Ambition and Women

Friday, March 16, 2012

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As part of my ongoing duties over at iVillage iVote during the 2012 election, I get to be part of some amazing video conversations, like this one with iVillage Chief Correspondent Kelly Wallace and author/activist Gloria Feldt.  We had …

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Leadership Through Women’s Compassion

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

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When it comes to Hillary Clinton most people have very strong feelings. Few people are lukewarm in their thinking about the former First Lady/U.S. Senator/presidential candidate/Secretary of State.  You either love her for all she’s accomplished or hate her for …

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Limbaugh Isn’t the Only One Mocking Women

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

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There’s plenty of sexism and downright misogyny among talking heads and commentators to go around.  Neither the left not the right has a lock on who’s worse.  As many people, including myself, have called out Rush Limbaugh for his recent …

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Rush Limbaugh & The GOP: You Can’t Take Back “Slut”

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

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The last two news cycles have been filled with reports of  Rush Limbaugh’s  so-called “apology” to Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke.  No doubt, you’ve all heard by now that Limbaugh’s faulty understanding of how the birth control pill works …

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Teaching Tolerance with the Help of JCPenney and Ellen DeGeneres

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

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When I hear about efforts like those of a group called “One Million Moms” trying to take down a business and a celebrity because they want to “protect” their children from “non-traditional” families, the first thing I think is, “Isn’t …

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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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Mothers of Intention — Ilina from Dirt and Noise: Involving Your Children in Your Political Passions

Monday, December 26, 2011

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Welcome to the latest installment of BlogHer’s series Why I’m Political. I know lots of people steer clear of the world of politics or anything that makes you think about one more televised candidate debate! But the political means …

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Martin Luther King Memorial

Saturday, November 26, 2011

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So much more overwhelming in person than any image can suggest … Image by Joanne Bamberger.  All rights reserved.…

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