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24 01, 2013

Over the Top Hillary-Bashing

By | January 24th, 2013|2016 election, Democrats, Feminism, Politics, Republicans, Women in Politics|3 Comments

Like I alluded to yesterday, some things will never change for Hillary Clinton ... Image via The Newseum

23 01, 2013

Benghazi Hearings: Now With a Dose of Sexism!

By | January 23rd, 2013|Making Our Political Voices Heard, Politics, Women in Politics|8 Comments

  I don't know why I'm still surprised by the sexism that continues to exist at media outlets today, especially when it comes to anything Hillary Clinton does or says. Even with analysts and talking heads proclaiming that she is the frontrunner for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination and that she is more [...]

21 10, 2011

Miss Representation: A Must See Movie

By | October 21st, 2011|Changing the World, Feminism, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Moms & Politics, Women in Politics|2 Comments

  “You can’t be what you can’t see.” That’s how the award-winning film Miss Representation begins, a movie that takes a critical look at negative portrayals of women in the media and how that undermines the ability of today’s generation of girls to see themselves as future leaders. As the mother of a daughter, I’ve [...]

10 08, 2011

Michele Bachmann and Newsweek

By | August 10th, 2011|Democrats, Feminism, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Republicans, Women in Politics|1 Comment

Many political observers thought that when Hillary Clinton gave us those 18 million cracks in the glass ceiling, that finally, FINALLY, women were going to be taken seriously as leaders.  Unfortunately, those in the media who are more concerned with selling ads in magazines, as well as perpetuating the myth that the little ladies just [...]

29 06, 2011

Five Pieces of Advice for Michele Bachmann from Hillary Clinton

By | June 29th, 2011|Moms & Politics, Presidential Campaigns, Republicans, Women in Politics|8 Comments

I know Michele Bachmann and Hillary Clinton are at complete opposite ends of the political spectrum, but now that the congresswoman from Minnesota has made her 2012 presidential bid official, she should prepare herself for the inevitable increased amount of media sexism and go to school on Clinton's 2008 experiences. "Flake" and "balloon head" are [...]

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 [...]

12 11, 2009

November is Adoption Awareness Month — There Should be No 'Give Backs' in Adoption

By | November 12th, 2009|Adoption, Changing the World|13 Comments

"Give backs" are for bad holiday gifts, not for children. There are few things that truly make me lose it, but sensational media coverage of adoption is one of those things.  So bear with me as I explain my visceral reaction to the recent story of Anita Tedaldi, a mother who "gave back" her toddler [...]

24 08, 2008

Why We Continue to be Our Own Worst Enemy

By | August 24th, 2008|Moms & Politics|5 Comments

While there are no statistics to prove this, it feels like there are a record number of events for political women at the Democratic National Convention. That's a really exciting thing in terms of where political women go from here when the 2008 election is done in November.NOW's EqualiTEA, the Unconventional Women forum being put [...]

28 04, 2008

Even an Obama Supporter Believes Media Coverage of Hillary is Sexist

By | April 28th, 2008|Making Our Political Voices Heard|10 Comments

I've taken a lot of heat for continuing to talk about my belief that many in the media have treated Hillary Clinton unfairly because of her gender.Comments like, "If you look hard enough for sexism, you'll find it" or that any sense that the media critiques of Clinton are infused with sexist undertones are mere [...]

20 03, 2008

Can We PLEASE Forget About the Blue Dress?

By | March 20th, 2008|Democrats|5 Comments

I KNEW that no one really cared about Hillary Clinton's schedule.Not the schedule per se. The interest was to use it as a tool to go after her. That's what it looks like today.Don't believe me? Then go read this:Hillary At White House on 'Stained Blue Dress' DayI knew that MSNBC was out to get [...]