Newsweek Told Us “What Silicon Valley Thinks Of Women” … Now What?

Newsweek Told Us “What Silicon Valley Thinks Of Women” … Now What?

  Newsweek published an issue with the cover story “What Silicon Valley Thinks of Women,” written by Nina Burleigh, which discusses the subtle and blatant sexism present in Silicon Valley culture.  The cover art itself, which features an eyeless woman in a bright red dress and heels looking back at the sexism of Silicon Valley that is represented by a cursor lifting […]

Rashida Jones New Documentary “Hot Girls Wanted” Exposes Reality Of Young Women Who Are Lured Into Porn

Rashida Jones New Documentary “Hot Girls Wanted” Exposes Reality Of Young Women Who Are Lured Into Porn

Have you ever wondered how young women get into porn? Most of us can guess. According to a study published in  Psychology Today women get into porn and often stay in porn for money, sex and attention. No big shocker. Hot Girls Wanted, the new documentary co-produced by Rashida Jones  tackles that baffling question, “Why do young women get into porn?”  The […]

The Best Perks To Retain Working Women? It’s What You DON’T Do That Matters Most.

The Best Perks To Retain Working Women? It’s What You DON’T Do That Matters Most.

By Heidi Roizen What’s the best company perk to retain female talent? Nothing. You heard me right. Let me explain. Yes, you can pay to freeze my eggs, but I can pay for that myself if you just pay me more. And that sentence can be universally applied to anything for which money creates the perk — free food, leased […]

Better Public Policy Could Help Women Stay at Work and Rise to Leadership Roles

Better Public Policy Could Help Women Stay at Work and Rise to Leadership Roles

The Center for American Progress has released this infographic to help explain the challenges women face at work – especially mothers earning low wages. They argue that better public policy could help to close this wage and leadership gap.  

She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry

She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry

The new documentary She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry explores the important contributions of those involved in the women’s rights movement between 1966 and 1971. Through archival footage, recent interviews, and more, it takes a look at the ways in which those women paved the way for the current day women’s movement. Check out the powerful trailer.


Should We Judge Women Who Don’t Want To Be Known As “Feminists”?

Should We Judge Women Who Don’t Want To Be Known As “Feminists”?

Recently, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting of Big Bang Theory said in an interview with Redbook that she’s not a feminist. Among her reasons for distancing herself from feminism was the fact that she enjoys cooking for her husband, which she said makes her feel like a “housewife.” However, many of us feel that a woman can enjoy domestic life and also be […]

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Investor Gender Gap. Yeah, It’s A Real Thing.

Investor Gender Gap. Yeah, It’s A Real Thing.

The investment business shouldn’t be classified as a man’s world. Nor should women be seen as incapable of existing in it. But a recent study, performed by Gender Gap Grader, analyzes the gender ratio in entrepreneurial enterprises and the difference between men and women investors is staggering. Gender Gap Grader, an organization that measures the “gender gap” in a variety […]

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Aussie Mom Does Make-Unders Of Glamour Dolls

Aussie Mom Does Make-Unders Of Glamour Dolls

I loved Barbies as a kid. I didn’t think they were supposed to be realistic, I thought they were more like the characters on “Dallas” — selfish, vain, petty and extraordinarily pretty.  We had more than one Barbie fight where someone’s doll was pushed into the Barbie pool (see old episodes of “Dallas”). Perhaps I didn’t get a poor body […]

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Recent Articles

Dear Pregnant Body: I Haven’t Been Very Nice To You…

Photo Courtesy of Autumn D.

  …and this needs to change. I’m 35 weeks pregnant, and I feel like I’m bursting at the seams. Lately I’ve been experiencing the effects of my growing waistline more than ever–both physically and mentally. Physically I’m exhausted. The tiredness of the first trimester has come back with a vengeance… In fact, I would say it’s even worse. I struggle […]

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How To Wear Faux Leather Jackets

Photo Courtesy of Audrey Solheid

I never used to be a big fan of faux leather jackets. I loved the style but finding one that didn’t look completely “fake” always proved difficult. My husband tried to encourage me to simply research and invest in a “real” leather jacket but for some reason I’ve always been hesitant. I couldn’t see myself wearing it enough to justify […]

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Why Monica Lewinsky Deserves Our Compassion – Not Scorn

Why Monica Lewinsky Deserves Our Compassion – Not Scorn

Monica Lewinsky recently reflected on the 17-year-old nightmare she’s still grappling with. The one-time White House intern has long been an object of online derision and hate. Really since the Southern California natives’s name surfaced in January 1998 amid the Whitewater probe of President Bill Clinton. “We are living in a place where humiliation has become a commodity,” Lewinsky said […]

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Liz Mair Ousted from Team Walker: Must Consultants’ Personal Views Align with Those of Their Employers?

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

    An unfortunate incident transpired last week in the world of Republican politics. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s PAC hired a digital strategist who, as it turns out, had previously posted negative tweets about the great state of Iowa. Adding insult to injury, she had opinions that—wait for it—weren’t in lockstep with those of her employer. The hiring of a […]

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Whose to Blame for Designer Vaginas? Porn, Media Or Advertising?

Panel 1 form The Great Wall of Vagina by Jamie McCarney

Alternet reports a dramatic increase in cosmetic labiaplasty over the last several years, with some women even removing the labia minora completely in order to achieve a look known as “The Barbie.” This begs the question…umm, why?? This appears to be yet the latest trend among surgeries designed to help women achieve otherwise impossible standards of female beauty. Apparently, boob […]

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Why I Don’t Network (And Why You Shouldn’t Either)

Why I Don’t Network (And Why You Shouldn’t Either)

Who are you?  What do you do?  Who are your people? These questions are staples of the  networking circuit – and why I hate the practice. In fact, I don’t believe in the concept at all and it’s exactly why I don’t network Rather than bringing together like-minded professionals, networking is actually an insincere – and ineffective strategy – for […]

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Where Does A Feminist Draw The Line With Gendered Toys?

Where Does A Feminist Draw The Line With Gendered Toys?

Are you a bad feminist if you allow your daughter the pleasure of playing with a frilly doll?  That’s the question recently asked by Amanda Dunn, columnist for The Age. At first, it may seem like a bit of a conundrum. Children’s toys are increasingly gendered and many parents don’t want to pigeonhole their daughters as pretty pink princesses.(No thanks […]

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Are We Black?

Are We Black?

One chilly January morning on the way to school last year my then 6-year old son asked me “Mom, are we black? And are we free at last?” We had just dropped his sister off at preschool and I could tell he had been waiting the whole ride to school to ask me that without a 4-year old around to […]

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The Perfect Big Comfy Sweaters For March

The Perfect Big Comfy Sweaters For March

March is also that awkward month for your wardrobe. You are anxiously ready for Spring, but the weather is still usually cold and feels like winter. This year I’ve noticed a lot of brands catering to that “in between” phase. I’ve found so many cute bright sweaters that give you that feeling of Spring, but still the warmth of a heavier […]

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Hillary Clinton Answers The Big Question

Hillary Clinton interviewed by Kara Swisher at Watermark Conference

In Hillary Clinton’s first speaking engagement of 2015, Kara Swisher asked Hillary the question on everyone’s mind at Watermark’s inaugural Lead On conference in silicon valley:  iPhone or Android?  (iPhone, but she also still keeps her Blackberry)  In all seriousness, Hillary’s speech at the conference was the most detailed outline to date of Hillary’s potential campaign platform. And instead of […]

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Women In The World Dinner Brings Amy Pascal and Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe To San Francisco

Tina Brown, Amy Pascal Photos courtesy of Drew Altizer

Several years ago, a girl and her younger sister were abducted by a member of Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army.  The two young girls were forced to walk miles across the rugged landscape of  Southern Sudan with their captor to become what is known as “slave wives” for the army.  Exhausted and weak from carrying her younger sister on the […]

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Is Facebook And The Media Giving Terror A Platform? This Mom Seems To Think So.

Is Facebook And The Media Giving Terror A Platform? This Mom Seems To Think So.

  Yesterday on Facebook, I saw a picture of 21 men kneeling on a beach. Wearing orange jumpsuits with faces turned down in morbid acceptance, I realized that what I was seeing was not actually a picture, but a screenshot from a video depicting their slaughter at the hands of ISIS. Instead of liking this post, commenting my support, or sharing […]

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Our Favorite Oscars Tweets & Quotes

Our Favorite Oscars Tweets & Quotes

NPH opens the show: “Tonight we honor Hollywood’s best and whitest–I mean brightest”. #Oscars2015 #NPH — LipstickAndPolitics (@LipstiknPolitks) February 23, 2015   Ask her about the causes she supports, not her support garments #oscars #AskHerMore: http://t.co/RdjPR3k6pB — Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) February 22, 2015   Thanks for asking. I’m wearing sweats & a tank-top, both Kirkland brand – impulse purchases on […]

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