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14 12, 2011

Number 60 with a Bullet?

By | December 14th, 2011|Changing the World, Making Our Political Voices Heard|1 Comment

Lists are always a touchy subject, especially in the blogosphere.  Who was included?  Who wasn't?  Are they really important?  Are they a fair representation of  "the best?" But it is nice when your peers get together and decide that what you've been doing is worthy of being mentioned.  So I was honored to be included [...]

29 09, 2011

What if We Were Really Honest?

By | September 29th, 2011|Uncategorized|1 Comment

What would the never-ending debate about what it's like to be a stay-at-home mom vs. a work-at-home mom vs. a work in an office mom look like if we all talked honestly about our experiences?  No worn-out cliches about pretending we love everything about whatever choice we've made?  No acting like our lives are perfect [...]

17 05, 2011

How Are You Managing at Midlife?

By | May 17th, 2011|Mothers of Intention|0 Comments

As I get ready for the release of Mothers of Intention: How Women and Social Media are Revolutionizing Politics in America, I've been spending a lot of time thinking about my next Pundit chapter. Having a book published has been a longtime dream of mine, and it took me a while to find my way [...]

19 01, 2011

The Flip Side of Lisa Belkin's "Jinxed" Theory

By | January 19th, 2011|Changing the World|9 Comments

As a general matter, I enjoy reading the posts at Lisa Belkin's New York Times blog, Motherlode.  I've met Lisa and she's a lovely person, a great writer and her column has interesting food for thought.  But there are times when one of her blog topics misses the mark. Her recent column titled  "The Mom [...]

7 01, 2011

Things That Made Me Mad This Week

By | January 7th, 2011|Changing the World, Feminism|3 Comments

Not enough women writers to keep the column Broadsheet going at Salon.  Really?  I wish they'd called -- I could have given them a really long list of great women writers who think about the broad spectrum of politics from a woman's point of view. Governor Chris Christie couldn't come back to New Jersey to [...]

15 03, 2010

An Open Letter to the New York Times About Mom Bloggers, Women Writers & the Universe

By | March 15th, 2010|Changing the World, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Moms & Politics|130 Comments

Dear New York Times (other mainstream media outlets, you should probably pay attention, too), I'm so weary of your attempts to marginalize women writers online who happen to be mothers that I almost couldn't write this letter. But I realized that if I didn't, I would feel guilty about not trying to change things so [...]

2 03, 2010

Dear Publishers, Sorry About My ‘X’ Chromosomes

By | March 2nd, 2010|Changing the World|10 Comments

I've been wondering for a few months whether and when women's voices will finally be taken seriously.  Apparently, my two X chromosomes have been clouding my view of the writing world. So much of our writing gets labeled as "chick lit" and "mommy blogs" -- shorthand for 'isn't that cute that those little ladies think [...]

3 08, 2007

is "mother's milk" trumping the mommy-blogger?

By | August 3rd, 2007|Uncategorized|5 Comments

I'm David Wescott, the political hack/PR flack who blogs about blogging at It's Not a Lecture, and I'm so grateful to PunditMom for letting me borrow her soapbox today.One of the things I do is track the issues-based discussions of various segments of the blogosphere, and I was struck by PunditMom's recent post about the [...]

22 06, 2007

An Excellent Question

By | June 22nd, 2007|Uncategorized|6 Comments

"Everytime I spend a hour or two with a room full of women, I find myself asking the same question: Why aren't we running the world yet?"This comment comes from the wonderful Connie Schultz, a Pulitzer-prize winning columnist and an amazingly insightful writer.I've had the pleasure of E-mailing with her recently in connection with scheduling [...]