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Dating Violence: Apparently It’s Not Too Early to Have That Talk

October 24, 2012

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Did anyone have a dating “talk” with you when you were a kid? I don’t mean “THE” talk; I mean a chat about things like how you should expect to be treated on a date — what is and isn’t …

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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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Binders Full of Women: More Than a Meme

October 17, 2012

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The blogosphere loves a good meme. Who doesn’t like a little Ryan “Hey Girl” Gosling (especially that feminist Ryan Gosling!) or some bad-ass Texts from Hillary. They’re good fun with a grain a truth — women’s collective …

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Are You “Ladylike” Enough for Todd Akin?

September 28, 2012

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  U.S. Rep. Todd Akin says his Senate opponent Claire McCaskill was much more “ladylike” last time she ran for office. A Mitt Romney supporter recently told NPR that Michelle Obama isn’t a good First Lady because she’s not “ladylike” …

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Is “Mom-in-Chief” a Good Example for Our Daughters?

September 13, 2012

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When did women get to the point where they have to declare themselves moms above all else in order to be perceived as acceptable to the public? We heard it again and again and again at the presidential nominating conventions.…

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“Cult of Mom” Politics

September 11, 2012

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  Michelle Obama, Elizabeth Warren, and Debbie Wasserman Schultz each have two things in common. They were featured speakers at the Democratic National Convention and they’re moms. I’m not bringing up their motherhood status because I think it’s important. They …

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Mia Love: The Next Best Republican Hope

August 31, 2012

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Don’t we all love something new? Something hip and happenin’? Something that’s so fresh that even just talking about it makes you say, “Is that even possible?” That’s what the Republicans have in Mia Love, the mayor of the small …

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Delegate Moms: Where’s the Child Care?

August 28, 2012

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  As increasing numbers of women who have young children become involved in the political process, the issue of child care gets more attention. That’s good as far as it goes. But with the GOP Convention going on in Tampa …

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Paul Ryan for Vice President: Where’s the Sarah Palin Treatment?

August 13, 2012

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Image via ryanforcongress2008 What do new GOP VP candidate Paul Ryan and former GOP VP candidate Sarah Palin have in common? They’re both the parents of young, school-aged children. Ryan’s children — ages seven, eight and nine — are in …

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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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Pixar’s “Brave”: Why are We Forgetting Mulan?

June 26, 2012

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Princess Merida in Disney/Pixar’s new movie Brave is a strong girl. She has brains. She’s headstrong. She knows her own mind. She is physically strong. She’s an accomplished equestrian. She doesn’t want an arranged marriage. She’s smarter than the guys …

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