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Econonomica: Women and the Global Economy

The International Museum of Women has a wonderful online presence at Economica: Women and the Global Economy/. The world is shifting, shrugging, adjusting its briefs . . . can you feel it? There is movement. Women's economic independence is…
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What's History?

This guy in my Sunday school class, Thomas Ratliff, is running for Texas State School Board. He's the moderate Republican opposing a right-wing conservative Christian Republican, Don McLeroy. McLeroy is a dentist who leads a majority voting…
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Obama Budget Includes Family Leave Insurance

The proposed United States Budget, currently before Congress, includes a little-publicized, no-drama, brilliant piece of funding and legislation. This is brilliant. This is long overdue. Currently, in the United States of America many disability…
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International Violence Against Women Act

An International Violence Against Women Act has been introduced in Congress. Any country that allows acts of violence and terrorism against its own girls and women is a country that would also commit an act of violence and terrorism against…
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Read Half The Sky Now - Join Female Abolitionist Movement of 21st Century

Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, authors of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide deserve a Pulitzer Prize. I'll go further and suggest that they should receive The Nobel Peace Prize for the work that culminated…
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Bora - New DRC Friend

I finally got assigned a Sister with Women for Women International. Your sister is: Bora Tabu M'Kabonge, she lives in DRC. She is in the Tuonembele woman group. I'm super-excited about this because it gives me something tangible and relevant…
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Female Bias

"The bias came from an unlikely source -- female reviewers." This is from a report on Politics Daily about our collective bias against females. Is it an unlikely source? Really? Think back on your life. Is it really shocking that other women…
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Let There Be Light & Real Princes

When I hear the global reality of girls and women from Nicolas Kristoff and the book Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, it is hard for me not to hate men. I hope I never understand the hatred that makes…
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America's Next Great Pundit, PunditMom

This post originally appeared on PunditMom, printed with permission. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t disappointed that I didn’t make the cut for finalists in the Washington Post’s “Next Great Pundit” contest. I’m not quite sure why the…
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The Washington Post Better Pick a Girl!

The Washington Post ran an America's Next Best Pundit Contest. I entered. I received an email notifying me that I am not in the 10 finalists. That would have been fun. According to The Op-Ed Project , which is tracking by-lines in major…
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How Will Health Care Reform Impact Women and Children?

Want to ask questions and talk about health care reform? As in how will this really impact women and children? There's a phone call tomorrow and you're all invited. It's just another amazing thing Momsrising.org is doing to make sure mothers…