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 […]

Distraction: A Girl Gets Detention for Violating Dress Code

Distraction: A Girl Gets Detention for Violating Dress Code

  By Darlene Vanasco The other day daughter got detention. Daughter got detention because she was deemed “a distraction” as she walked through the front doors of her school. It is Monday morning and daughter is getting ready for school. “How do I look?” she asks. I think: I wonder what the day’s outfit will bring. Probably something black. I […]

Finding Middle Ground: The War Waged Between Feminist and Conservative Women

Finding Middle Ground: The War Waged Between Feminist and Conservative Women

Standing in the center ring and representing the Conservatives, folks, it’s Meghan Trainor and Eva Mendez. Their opponents, The Feminists. The winner takes all since, in this very tolerant country of ours, there can only be one “right” way of doing things. Isn’t that so? It seems that way given the deafening shrieks of absolute horror that both women have […]

Panel 1 form The Great Wall of Vagina by Jamie McCarney

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

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 […]

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 […]


Breaking The Lens Of Oppression

Breaking The Lens Of Oppression

Last weekend in a social setting, my body was touched without my consent. I felt confused, vulnerable and unsafe. I confided in my friend who proceeded to call him out. The situation escalated, climaxed in yelling, and ended with an apology from the person. He claimed he did not intend to make me feel violated. He said he thought I […]

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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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Austin City Hall Gets A Special Training On How To Work With Women

Austin City Hall Gets A Special Training On How To Work With Women

The Austin, Texas City Council, composed of seven women and three men, hosted a two-hour training session on March 27 on the topic of working with women. One of the speakers, Jonathan Allen, the city manager of Lauderdale Lakes, Florida, stressed “the importance of being patient” with women who ask questions rather than reading agenda information, according to the American-Statesman. […]

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First Look At Democratic Potentials for Presidency 2016

Photo by Huffington Post (Credit to MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

On Saturday, April 25th, in Columbia, South Carolina, the Democratic Party held its annual South Carolina Democratic Convention, with a sea of South Carolina delegates in attendance. The convention was ultimately an opportunity for the potential Democratic presidential candidates to take the stage and rally the audience for support. In light of this event, here’s a list of the politicians possibly […]

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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 […]

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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 the 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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A Tech Leader’s Story of Personal Triumph Is Inspirational

A Tech Leader’s Story of Personal Triumph Is Inspirational

Ramona Pierson is not a household name – but should be. Pierson, CEO and co-founder of the online social learning platform Declara, could easily be the subject of a made-for-TV movie. At age 22 Pierson, was hit by a drunk driver while crossing the street with her dog. The massive blow crushed her legs and left her with critical injuries […]

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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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Working The Hottest Trend In Fashion- The Cut-Out

Working The Hottest Trend In Fashion- The Cut-Out

There are A LOT of trends for women’s fashion. From floppy hats to oversize sweaters to boyfriend jeans to crazy patterns, personal style is truly up to the person. And it’s an overwhelming, hilarious, and fun experience to determine what trends work for you. More often than not, a lot of us find trends that we like but we’re uncertain […]

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How To Deal With Aging, Skincare and Hormones

How To Deal With Aging, Skincare and Hormones

Hormones are a funny thing. When I got pregnant, I didn’t think changing my skincare regimen would be a big deal. I used LUSH products for years (favorites are here, here and here), why would I change now? Hormones happened and my skin gotweird. It felt like it was constantly on fire, then I would break out from zits, at 32. I love the idea […]

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The Easiest Way To Wear Floral Pants

The Easiest Way To Wear Floral Pants

It’s no great secret that floral prints are everywhere for spring and summer. We chatted about favorite floral trends a few weeks ago and how some women love to go floral crazy while others prefer to simply dip their toes in the floral frenzy. I’m somewhere in between floral craziness and dipping my toes. It’s fun to push the old […]

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Maria Shriver Talks About “What’s Next” At Young Women’s Leadership Summit

Maria Shriver meets with a young girl attending the summit.

Women have historically been underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math – STEM – fields. It doesn’t have to be that way. It’s not lack of intelligence that keeps young women out of STEM fields. Rather it’s a lack of confidence. That is, having to overcome societal stereotypes and environmental factors that lead so many young women […]

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Again. More Impossible Beauty Standards Via Photoshop

Again. More Impossible Beauty Standards Via Photoshop

Photoshopping is an insidious practice with real consequences and measurable effects. The photoshopping of bodies that promotes unrealistic standards constitutes false advertising and goes further to constitute an egregious social harm. It must be regulated. The scope of the problem merits action, and it is the Federal Trade Commission’s obligation to intervene and protect consumers from this threat. Photoshopping refers […]

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An Early Look at the 2016 GOP Field

US Senator from Florida Marco Rubio addresses the audience at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Florida, on August 30, 2012 on the final day of the Republican National Convention (RNC).

 It was a packed house at Point of Grace Church in Waukee, Iowa Saturday night for the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition’s Spring Kickoff event, dubbed the “Iowa Faith Forum”. A crowd of just over a thousand poured into the church’s main gathering space and two overflow rooms, listening to the parade of speakers over the ensuing five hour event. […]

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How To Have Great Style On A Budget

Photo Courtesy of Diana

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 […]

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World Economic Forum And Schwab Foundation Honor Social Entrepreneurs of 2015

World Economic Forum And Schwab Foundation Honor Social Entrepreneurs of 2015

A lot of revolutionary creativity is happening in Asia right now. The World Economic Forum on East Asia was hosted in Jakarta on April 20th, where the Schwab Foundation honored the most notable social entrepreneurs of the group. These entrepreneurs are social innovators in their country, striving to make a difference and help those who are most in need. What’s […]

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