Monthly Archives: August 2010

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30 08, 2010

Are You Pregnant? Don’t Hold Your Breath if You’re Applying for a Mortgage

By | August 30th, 2010|Economy, Feminism|0 Comments

We all know things aren't going really well for the mortgage industry these days -- it's harder to get mortgages, and people are defaulting on loans they couldn't afford that they either knowingly entered into or were lured into with trickery. But in any case, getting a loan to move into a home -- especially [...]

24 08, 2010

Mothers of Intention — Summer Camp is Over Edition

By | August 24th, 2010|Feminism, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Mothers of Intention|1 Comment

We all know this end of summer/back to school time of year is a hectic one.  So while we're all trying to manage (myself included), here's some good reading from some of my favorite Mothers of Intention: Aimee Giese aka Greeblemonkey met with the First Lady of Panama to talk about Project C.U.R.E.  Read more [...]

13 08, 2010

What’s Worse — When the Media Mock Political Women or Ignore Them?

By | August 13th, 2010|Changing the World, Democrats, Feminism, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Moms & Politics, Republicans, Women in Politics|5 Comments

The media love to mock women in the political world by using sexist terms that demean us and make us out to be something not worthy of serious consideration.   We saw that time and time again during the 2008 presidential election as talking heads not-so-subtly suggested that Hillary Clinton was only a viable candidate for [...]

9 08, 2010

Are Obama Family Vacays Any of Our Business?

By | August 9th, 2010|Democrats, Republicans|19 Comments

Michelle and Sasha Obama are taking a beating for their summer vacation trip to Spain.  The media are salivating, constantly dissecting what some call an inappropriate trip that sends a "let them eat cake" message to the American people. I have two words -- lay off. Can't we just let them enjoy what little "private" [...]

4 08, 2010

Looking for Me? I’m at BlogHer ’10

By | August 4th, 2010|Changing the World, Making Our Political Voices Heard|2 Comments

I'm getting ready for the annual BlogHer conference, this year in New York City. If you're attending, I hope you'll join me for my panel on Saturday morning, Radical Mom Blogging: You'd Be Crazy Not to Take These Women Seriously! My co-panelists are Annie from PhD in Parenting and Stephanie Roberts of Shutter Sisters fame [...]

2 08, 2010

A Reminder to the White House About Helen Thomas’ Press Room Seat

By | August 2nd, 2010|Changing the World, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Moms & Politics|3 Comments

Two months ago, after Helen Thomas was unceremoniously kicked out of the White House press corps for her off-the-job statements about Palestine, the talk started about who was going to get her front row real estate for the daily press briefings.  The competition apparently has came down to a match between NPR and FOX News, [...]

1 08, 2010

If You Can’t Trust Andy Griffith on Health Care, Who Can You Trust?

By | August 1st, 2010|Republicans|0 Comments

Come on -- you know you trust Sheriff Andy! If Aunt Bea was still around, I think she'd like it how things are working out with Medicare better than they did with that medicine man!