Tag Archive | "making our political voices heard"

Women in Politics: The Hard Truth

Monday, May 28, 2012

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I came across this great graphic about women in politics I wanted to share — not great in the fact that so few women think about running for office, but great because this sums up pretty clearly that women are …

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Apparently I’m a Socialist: More on Ann Romney & Mommy Wars 2012

Friday, April 13, 2012

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Image via Wikimedia Commons Well, I knew this whole Ann Romney “never worked a day in her life” showdown with Democratic consultant Hilary Rosen would re-ignite the ever-percolating “mommy wars” (Devra, make it stop), but it’s taken on …

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The Race Card & Trayvon Martin: Can We Even Start to Explain it to Our Kids?

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

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Image by Joanne Bamberger. All rights reserved. cc   I’m certainly not the first to weigh in on the Trayvon Martin tragedy and the question of how to talk about his killing, as well as the issue of race, with …

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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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Super Tuesday Plans? Hang Out With Me at iVillage iVote!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

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Image via iStockPhoto     All the political wonkiness is swirling around for Super Tuesday!  What’s going to happen?  What will the results mean?  Who’s in and who’s out?  Third-party candidate here we come? If you’re like me, you’ll …

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Democrats to Court Suburban Moms. Will the GOP Come Calling, Too?

Thursday, March 1, 2012

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Image via iStockPhoto/Steve Debenport Women decide elections. That’s a fact that’s been proven by a variety of studies.  Yet, political parties and candidates often don’t want to engage with women in any meaningful way.  And when it comes to women …

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No Birth Control for You?

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

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I feel like I’m living in the time of Hester Prynne and her Scarlet Letter in light of the ongoing and escalating attacks on women’s health, especially when it comes to anything concerning our ‘lady parts.’  Some women on the …

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Dear Congress, We’re Not Stupid

Thursday, February 16, 2012

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  White guy, white guy, white guy, white guy with a yamulke, black guy. I don’t have an image I can show, but that’s how I would describe the witnesses invited to Capitol Hill by Republican Congressman Darrell Issa (also …

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Teaching Tolerance with the Help of JCPenney and Ellen DeGeneres

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

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Image via Joanne Bamberger. All rights reserved 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, …

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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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