Archive | December, 2012

What We Learned in 2012: 2013, Here We Come?

December 20, 2012

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As we look back over the crazy political year that was 2012, and look over our shoulders just in that Mayan prediction about the end of the world is true, here are a few things to consider about what we …

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TIME’s Person of the Year: Why Not Malala?

December 19, 2012

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Image via shesthefirst.org   President Barack Obama is TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year. Again. I don’t have anything against the President receiving the honor, but as I read the explanation for that choice, it occurred to …

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Lessons for My Daughter from Anne Hathaway

December 18, 2012

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Every now and then there are times when parenting, feminism and sexism collide.  When they do, you know I have to write about them! By now, you may have seen Matt Lauer’s interview with Anne Hathaway on the Today Show …

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The Newtown Tragedy: Why Have So Few Things Changed Since Gabby Giffords Was Shot?

December 16, 2012

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I wish we didn’t need to keep thinking about the topic of how gun violence seems to be so intertwined with how we as Americans think about, or don’t think about, mental health and the treatment of mental illnesses in …

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Newtown Massacre: When are Our Kids Really Safe?

December 14, 2012

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How do I keep my daughter safe? It’s a question I ponder a lot, and now I find myself thinking about it again with the unthinkable Newtown, Connecticut elementary school shootings that have left at least 26 people dead, most …

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Will Nikki Haley & Jenny Sanford Launch the GOP “New Girls” Network?

December 12, 2012

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Image via the atlanticwire.com   Jenny Sanford could become the next female member of the U.S. Senate.  Jenny who? Remember Jenny Sanford? The wronged former first lady of  South Carolina? The one whose husband coined the euphemism “hiking the old

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You’re Not a Feminist, But …??

December 7, 2012

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I’m not quite sure which feminist wave I fall into, but I am one. I’m proud to say that even though there are many young women these days who often start their sentences with, “I’m not a feminist, but …”

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Home-schooling Parents vs. Disabled Americans?

December 6, 2012

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Attention homeschooling parents! Former presidential candidate Rick Santorum says a U.N. treaty designed to protect the disabled will allow foreign countries to come into your homes and make you stop teaching your kids! When I first heard the sweater-vest wearing

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