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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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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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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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Women in Politics Radio: Can Women in Social Media Really Make Change?

November 16, 2012

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If you didn’t have a chance to join in, I wanted to share the link to my discussion with Kimberly Mitchem-Rasmussen Executive Director/Founder & Executive Producer of Women in Politics Media. I know you might be tired of all the …

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Mothers of Intention: How Women and Social Media are Revolutionizing Politics in America

October 26, 2012

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Women are the ones candidates want. More precisely, mothers are the swing voters that presidential candidates try to woo every four years. Political wonks always come up with a clever new name for us each election cycle — we’ve been …

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Your Voice, Your Vote: “Binders Full of Women” Will Make the Difference on Election Day

October 19, 2012

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“Binders full of women” have been the hot political topic of the week! Some observers have lamented that there are many more important things to be talking about –like job reports, unemployment, Libya. But when it comes to winning elections, …

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Binders Full of Women: The Pinterest Page

October 18, 2012

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“Binders full of women.” That’s what Mitt Romney says he asked for (though now we know that’s not really true) when he shockingly, all of a sudden in 2003 had an epiphany that, GOSH! There are actually women who want …

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Why I Can’t be a “Sh*tty Mom”

September 24, 2012

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Sh*tty moms unite! That’s the new message giving mothers a good, collective laugh these days. And I confess, I have absolutely NOTHING against so-called “sh*tty moms.” I have plenty of sh*tty motherhood moments that I could regale you with and …

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Six Pieces of Advice for Marissa Mayer on “Having it All”

July 18, 2012

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Marissa Mayer, welcome to the 2012  “Having It All Olympics!” I’m sure you’re feeling warmly welcomed to this corner of the world now that you’ve announced your Google departure and your new gig as the CEO at floundering Yahoo

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“#Allhaving” – The New Work/Life Balance Discussion?

July 3, 2012

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The work/life “balance conundrum is always a topic that’s ripe for discussion because there will never be a day when parents in general, and mothers in particular, don’t beat themselves up for the choices we all have to make.  Finding …

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Supreme Court and “Obamacare”: A Win/Win for American Families

June 28, 2012

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American families across the country are breathing a major sigh of relief. The Supreme Court has ruled that the Affordable Care Act (otherwise known as “Obamacare“) is constitutional and that Congress was within its power to mandate that Americans …

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