Nobel Laureate Makes Sexist Comments

Nobel Laureate Makes Sexist Comments

Okay folks, here’s another one for the WTF folder. Biochemist and Nobel laureate Tim Hunt made some, shall we say, less than enlightened comments at the World Conference of Science Journalists in Seoul, South Korea. He called for gender-segregated research facilities for scientists because, he said, “the trouble with girls” is that “three things happen when they are in the […]

Here’s What Scripture Can Teach Us About Feminism

Here’s What Scripture Can Teach Us About Feminism

I was brought up in a church that was foundationally a hetero-patriarchy. It taught old-time religion, and its own form of oppression. It would be foolish to say that none of those ideas were internalized; it would be foolish to say that I have not come a long way. And it would also be foolish to say that religion is […]

The Hottest Ready To Wear Trends For Fashionable Busy Moms

The Hottest Ready To Wear Trends For Fashionable Busy Moms

The weather is finally heating up and this is the best time to prepare our wardrobe for the upcoming summer. Luckily, summer 2015 trends have become more comfortable and practical,  which is a perfect fit for a busy mom like myself. With just a little effort, you can pick your favourite trend and look fashionable and trendy without going out of your comfort zone. Here […]

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How To Have Great Style On A Budget

I know I’m the epitome of what a fashion blogger shouldn’t be in this post- chubby, with undone messy hair, but mostly recycling the same accessories over and over. If it works for multiple wears, I’m more likely to purchase it. When I don’t feel well, I’ve learned it takes just as long to put on a t shirt and leggings as […]

What Now? Post Pao Sexism In Silicon Valley.

What Now? Post Pao Sexism In Silicon Valley.

Ellen Pao may have lost in court, but her case raises serious issues about sexism and promotion policies in Silicon Valley. After several days of deliberations recently, a San Francisco Superior Court jury came to a conclusion in Ellen Pao vsa. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. The gender discrimination trial began with a lawsuit filed in May 2012 and culminated […]


Can A Housewife Be A Feminist?

Can A Housewife Be A Feminist?

One of the pettiest, silliest, most outdated arguments I hear among feminists is this one: “Housewives aren’t living up to feminist ideals, because they’re just fitting the patriarchal stereotype of the supportive little woman doing everything for everyone else and not having an identity of her own.” “Nuh-uh!  I’m a stay-at-home mother and I consider it a full-time job, plus […]

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Salma Hayek Talks Sexism At Cannes : Visibility Both In Front and Behind the Camera

Salma Hayek Talks Sexism At Cannes : Visibility Both In Front and Behind the Camera

Right now, the 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival is being held from May 13th to May 24th and all aspects of the cinema industry are in the spotlight. During the festival, important issues in the movie business are being addressed, thanks to the partnership between The Hollywood Reporter and Kering. They’ve joined together to host a series of talks, taking place over the course of […]

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Jon Stewart’s Take On Caitlyn Jenner

Jon Stewart’s Take On Caitlyn Jenner

Unless you haven’t looked at a computer, TV, or magazine stand in the last week, you’ve heard about Caitlyn Jenner’s Vanity Fair cover. The most obvious story here is the courage it took for Jenner to decide to do the article and photo shoot. But there is another important story, which Jon Stewart points out. Why is it that the […]

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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Speaks At Stanford, Celebrates U.N.’s 70th Anniversary

On Friday, Ban Ki-moon spoke at Stanford to celebrate the signing of the U.N. Charter in San Francisco 70 years ago. (Courtesy of Rod Searcey)

On Friday, June 26, the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, spoke to the Stanford community at Encina Hall. Ban’s visit to Stanford – his second to the University in less than three years – was part of a trip to the larger Bay Area to celebrate the signing of the U.N. Charter in San Francisco 70 years ago. […]

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These 7 Common Assumptions About ‘Promiscuous’ Women Police All Women’s Sexuality

These 7 Common Assumptions About ‘Promiscuous’ Women Police All Women’s Sexuality

If there’s one thing our sexist society loves to do, it’s piling onto women who dare to have an enjoyable sex life. Life can be difficult for ladies who are sexual connoisseurs, and that’s no accident. Women with sexual agency are very threatening to the status quo because they not only flip gendered scripts, but they also represent the unraveling of […]

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Summer Must Haves: The Denim Dress

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The best way to update your wardrobe is with a fresh dose of denim. As you probably saw, I never get tired of this fantastic fabric. All you need is to pick your favorite one from the wide range of denim.   Now as the temperature rise, especially here in Israel, I feel that it’s way too hot wearing jeans, but no worries, I found a great alternative […]

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What Is Cultural Appropriation Anyway?

What Is Cultural Appropriation Anyway?

So, you just walked into a Halloween party. You think you’re wearing a kick-ass costume, but instead of giving you a compliment, someone tells you that your costume counts as cultural appropriation. And you think that’s a ridiculous accusation. You?Doing something racist? You didn’t have hateful intentions, so you don’t know how you could have a negative impact. Plus, nobody […]

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5 Stereotypes About Women That Perpetuate Inequality

5 Stereotypes About Women That Perpetuate Inequality

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” – Alice Walker There seems to have been a resurgence in the demand for equal pay for women lately. Proposed laws have been bouncing around in Congress for a couple of years. There is internet chatter discussing the report that women are paid 77% […]

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Why Telling Women Not To Get Raped Is Wrong

A participant holds up a sign during the Slut Walk demonstration in Philadelphia, on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011.  Organizers of the walks aim to raise awareness for womenís issues including the fact that no woman asks to be raped because of her style of dress. (AP Photo/Joseph Kaczmarek)

I was inspired recently by this post on Finally, a Feminism 101 Blog which addressed the Frequently Asked Question, “What’s wrong with suggesting that women take precautions to prevent being raped? Well, a lot. I decided I wanted to talk about it here on my own blog, as well as share the excellent article on Feminism 101 with you.  This is […]

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When “Tolerance” Isn’t (The World As Seen by a Conservative)

When “Tolerance” Isn’t (The World As Seen by a Conservative)

Four years ago, I wrote my first piece for Lipstick and Politics. Entitled, The C Word (No, not that one), it was my attempt to give a voice to Conservatives like me—to show that we are more than the caricatures you see on television and in the movies. Since that time, I have been increasingly discouraged and frustrated by what […]

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Who Says Women Aren’t Funny? These Female Comedians Are Proving That Women Are Funny.

Who Says Women Aren’t Funny? These Female Comedians Are Proving That Women Are Funny.

Women have always been in the spotlight when it comes to comedy on TV. From “I Love Lucy,” which was the most watched show in the United States in four of its six seasons to “30 Rock,” which won 16 Emmy awards, women have ruled the comedic silver screen. Yet despite how successful sitcoms lead by women are, women continued […]

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A Female Viagra Pill May Now Be Available For Women

A Female Viagra Pill May Now Be Available For Women

Forty-three percent of women suffer from sexual dysfunction, while only thirty-one percent of men do. However, there are over two-dozen different drugs available to men to help them with their sexual needs. One out of every ten women on the other hand have zero drug options for help in that region. On May 4th, a cure for female sexual dysfunction […]

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Rape And Molestation Victims Are Encouraged To #CallThemOut

Rape And Molestation Victims Are Encouraged To #CallThemOut

The recent Josh Duggar news has fueled many different emotions in people. However, the emotions it has ignited within child molestation victims are groundbreaking. Men, women, girls and boys from all over are sharing their stories and supporting each other through the hashtag: #CallHimOut. The movement encourages victims to release the baggage of their painful secrets and open their minds […]

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Lessons Learned from a Mom, Muslim and Powerhouse Entrepreneur in Nebraska

Sally speaking to WiTH

Entrepreneur, Project Manager, Agilista, Coder, Change Agent, Immigrant, Muslim, Wife, and Mom…any and all of those titles could apply to Sally Elatta. She’s the president and founder of Agile Transformation, a consulting firm based in Omaha, Nebraska.  Recently, members of Women in Tech Heartland gathered at the Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Nebraska offices to hear her speak about her career as an […]

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5 Reasons You Should Avoid A Serious Relationship In Your Early 20s And Focus On Your Career

5 Reasons You Should Avoid A Serious Relationship In Your Early 20s And Focus On Your Career

For centuries women have been taught to put marriage on the top of their priority list. However, in this new millennial age, women everywhere are starting to set aside the housewife lifestyle and pursue a career in a field they love. When you are in your early 20’s, finishing up college and starting your career, relationships can be a huge distraction. […]

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What Hillary Needs To Do Differently To Win This Time

What Hillary Needs To Do Differently To Win This Time

So Hilliary Clinton’s campaign theme is Go Bold. I have to say, I think this is a good approach for her. The perception that she needs to shake is that she’s a career politician, unwilling to make, well, bold changes. It’s simple and direct (which makes it hashtag friendly, and we all know how important that is). My hope is […]

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