4 03, 2012

PunditMom Must-Reads of the Week

By | March 4th, 2012|2012 election, Adoption, Feminism, Politics, Women Online|0 Comments

It's hard not to get caught up in the whirlwind of the election cycle and the impending Super Tuesday contests.  But when I need a little break, I go looking for something to read that will get me centered again, and not so focused on politics.  Here are a few of my must-reads this week: [...]

21 08, 2009

Netroots Nation ’09 — Will Race Continue to Trump Gender?

By | August 21st, 2009|Changing the World, Democrats, Feminism, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Women in Politics|8 Comments

I'm a big believer in girl power, as is my soon-to-be fourth-grader PunditGirl. She's all about girl solidarity especially when it comes to the boys on the playground.  Come to think of it, so are all her girlfriends.  They all share that "us vs. them" mentality regardless of their skin colors, the neighborhoods they live [...]

25 02, 2008

It Looks Like There are Two Elephants in the Room — Gender and Race

By | February 25th, 2008|Making Our Political Voices Heard|2 Comments

Critics of women bloggers, and mommy bloggers in particular, want the rest of the world to believe we don't want to talk about anything more complicated than potty training, soccer schedules and another new way to make hamburger for dinner.It turns out that we are the ones brave enough to take on the political question [...]

25 01, 2008

Race, Gender and the South Carolina Primary

By | January 25th, 2008|Women in Politics|5 Comments

With the South Carolina Democratic primary upon us, I'm on pins and needles.Maybe I'm naive, but I really hadn't anticipated the whole ratcheting up of the gender vs. race issue with the Democrats in the way that it seems to be playing out.But how can one avoid moving into the waters of identity politics when [...]