The Other F-Word

The Other F-Word

A gross misunderstanding of what it means to be a feminist has recently led a lot of young women to declare that they ‘don’t need feminism,’ all the while benefitting from the efforts of past feminist movements.  YouTube sexpert, Laci Green has produced a charming video meant counter to those misguided and incorrect beliefs about feminism. Every movement has it’s […]

Intelligence is SEXY…You Sexy Feminists…

Intelligence is SEXY…You Sexy Feminists…

Sexuality is the site of power. Period. Being sexualized can be powerful or detrimental depending on context, agency and intent. To assume that every image or phrase has the same impact or influence is to misunderstand the myriad of interpretations and social negotiations of daily life. As a feminist, I would like to see a shift in societal acceptance and […]

Stop The Beauty Madness

Stop The Beauty Madness

A new campaign called Stop the Beauty Madness features brutally honest satirical ads, in an effort to speak out against the negative messages being communicated to women by the media. Take a look!      

Awesome Verizon Commercial About Inspiring Girls

Awesome Verizon Commercial About Inspiring Girls

Verizon’s new commercial shows what happens when we teach girls that there are things they can’t or shouldn’t do just because of their gender. The goal of the commercial is to highlight the need to encourage more girls to pursue their interest in STEM fields, like science,  engineering, and others. The message is clear–we need to learn to give girls […]

Bikinis For All

Bikinis For All

“It’s swimsuit season!” — an annual fashion magazine headline that strikes fear in the hearts of many (most?) women.  Swimsuits for All is out to change all that. They’re making fashionable bikinis for women of a certain size.  I’m still not sure if they’d get me into one of these, but the two-piece suits are certainly a lot more fun […]


Meghan Trainor Proclaims Pride In Her Curves

Meghan Trainor Proclaims Pride In Her Curves

by Jackie Brubaker “All About That Bass” is the first song and video to be released from singer-songwriter-producer Meghan Trainor’s upcoming solo album. In it the voluptuous, Nashville-based singer charmingly rants about the war between curvy and skinny women. Trainor got her start writing and producing songs in her bedroom on a computer as a 13-year-old. At 17-years-old she signed […]

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Gallup Poll Finds Increased Numbers Of Americans In Favor Of Women Leaders

Gallup Poll Finds Increased Numbers Of Americans In Favor Of Women Leaders

A recent Gallup Poll demonstrates that growing numbers of Americans say that the country would be better off with more women leaders. Those numbers are up from 57% in 2000.  With only about 20% of congress made up of women it certainly wouldn’t be hard to improve on those numbers. I also find it encouraging that 59% of Americans believe that […]

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WomensTrust in Pokuase, Ghana, has a scholarship program that supports more than one hundred of the best and brightest young girls. (Copyright Mark Tuschman)

Photographer Celebrates Women Living In Tough Circumstances

Veteran Photographer Mark Tuschman is training his camera on some of the world’s most vulnerable citizens in his photo series, “Faces of Courage. Intimate Portraits of Women on the Edge.”  He is asking interested donors to contribute to his Kickstarter campaign and support this important work.  The project is intended to highlight the struggle for women’s rights around the world. […]

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Recent Articles

Campus Sexual Assault: What Are Colleges Doing Wrong?

Campus Sexual Assault: What Are Colleges Doing Wrong?

by Abbie Nehring, ProPublica, July 29, 2014, 2:54 p.m. Update July 29: We have updated this article to include the responses universities gave to the stories. During their time at college, the Department of Justice estimates one in five women will be sexually assaulted, and as many as 95 percent of the cases go unreported. So how are colleges failing […]

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Male Infertility Is More Common Than You Think

Male Infertility Is More Common Than You Think

A few years ago a friend in her late 30′s was going through fertility treatment and, even though I am only a few years younger, I thoughtlessly blamed it on her age. “That wasn’t the problem at all,” she corrected me. It was her husband. After a few rounds of IUI (Intrauterine Insemination) they are now the parents of two […]

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Thank You For Your Service: How One Company Sues Soldiers Worldwide

Thank You For Your Service: How One Company Sues Soldiers Worldwide

by Paul Kiel ProPublica, July 25, 2014, 11 a.m. This article was co-published with The Washington Post. Army Spc. Angel Aguirre needed a washer and dryer. Money was tight, and neither Aguirre, 21, nor his wife had much credit history as they settled into life at Fort Carson in Colorado in 2010. That’s when he saw an ad for USA […]

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Guess What Happened To This Entrepreneur When She Stopped Working

Guess What Happened To This Entrepreneur When She Stopped Working

In May I had the pleasure of covering Ingrid Sanders’ inspiring presentation at the Big Omaha tech conference. Sanders is the founder and CEO of Popexpert, an online learning site that connects users to experts in the skill or discipline they’ve always wanted to master. In her presentation she talks about the counter intuitive career move that led to her […]

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Paralyzed Gymnast Bounces Back: “Saying I Can’t Is Not Allowed”

Paralyzed Gymnast Bounces Back: “Saying I Can’t Is Not Allowed”

Gina Giaffoglione grew up in her father’s gym in southwest Iowa, tumbling since the age of six. When she went away to college in Nebraska, she started her own gym, but always planned to come home and help her father with the family business. That is, until one poor decision changed her life. Six years ago, Giaffoglione made the choice […]

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Eat, Drink And Never Be Married: The Epidemic Of Single 30-Somethings

Eat, Drink And Never Be Married: The Epidemic Of Single 30-Somethings

by Maggie Robinson, MaggieLoves.com Have you ever thought about the phenomena of our times: why are there so many single, educated, beautiful women over thirty? They are not high maintenance, but sociable, down to earth, solvent and kind, so why quite often the only regular company they have are their pet animals? Are we so scared of failure, heartache and repeating […]

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This Professional Makeup Artist Says That Women Are Going About Their Beauty Regimen Wrong

This Professional Makeup Artist Says That Women Are Going About Their Beauty Regimen Wrong

By Jackie Brubaker, Lipstick and Politics Contributor As a professional makeup artist I was recently intrigued watching singer-songwriter Colbie Calliat’s new music video,“Try.” In it she sings about women and the pressure to look beautiful. The video begins with a number of women and girls ranging in age from their mid-teens all the way into their 60′s being filmed with […]

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Myth Vs. Fact: Violence And Mental Health

Photo courtesy of Maria Morri

by Lois Beckett ProPublica After mass shootings, like the ones these past weeks in Las Vegas, Seattle and Santa Barbara, the national conversation often focuses on mental illness. So what do we actually know about the connections between mental illness, mass shootings and gun violence overall? To separate the facts from the media hype, we talked to Dr. Jeffrey Swanson, […]

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Divorce Parties: Cause for Celebration Or Further Evidence That We Have Become Blasé When It Comes To Ending Marriages?

Divorce Parties: Cause for Celebration Or Further Evidence That We Have Become Blasé When It Comes To Ending Marriages?

The lavish celebration with a sit-down dinner, cocktail reception and a band came with a $25,000 price tag. The woman of the evening dressed in white; her father walked down the aisle in front of a chapel-like structure created for the event and a bouquet was tossed later in the evening. At another, similarly-themed party, the smiling couple cut their […]

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​The One Rule For Building Your Company Culture

Photo courtesy of Kevin Dooley

By Heidi Roizen At about 6am on an otherwise uneventful morning, the fire sprinklers in T/Maker’s stockroom went off for no apparent reason, destroying almost everything in the room. The timing could not have been worse. We were on fumes financially – pre-VC and bootstrapping by a razor thin margin. The latest update of our product was in beta, but […]

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A Senior Executive At HP Predicts More Women In Top Tech Jobs

A Senior Executive At HP Predicts More Women In Top Tech Jobs

Silicon Republic recently reported that Bethany Mayer, HP’s senior vice-president and general manager of Network Functions Virtualization Business, thinks that it’s only a matter of time before we see more women in top tier tech jobs. In recent weeks we spoke to Mayer about how she believed the culture of leadership in the technology industry is changing and the proportion of female leaders in senior […]

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Born On The Fourth Of July: Famous Women With Patriotic Birthdays

Born On The Fourth Of July: Famous Women With Patriotic Birthdays

On Independence Day we thought it would be fun to recognize some accomplished (and accomplished in the future) American women. Presidential Daughter Malia Obama turns 16 this year. Her mother has indicated that she’s learning to drive. Photo courtesy of U.S. Embassy, Jakarta Gloria Stuart (1910-2010), Oscar Nominated Actress. Stuart is most famous for her role as the grandmother in […]

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Are YOU a Liger Mom?

Are YOU a Liger Mom?

By Liz Faria, A Mothership Down When becoming a new parent, there are a myriad of decisions to make. Breastfeed or bottle feed? Circumcise or don’t circumcise? (Parents of girls, you dodged a REAL bullet there). What type of stroller should I get? A “jogger” even though I have no real intention of jogging with my baby, ever? Or a […]

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