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Brick Walls

There appear to be a great many still-existing Brick Walls in front of girls and women. Take this article Guys Still Hog Role of Intellectual Heavy Weight, which examines my professional frustrations. My own Brick Wall is generally in the…

Female Economy

Harvard Business has a fascinating and super-exciting PDF about the female impact on the economy. Check it out in The Female Economy. Maybe its our turn . . . As a market, women represent an opportunity bigger than China and India combined.…
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The Girl Revolution

When I started The Girl Revolution I had experience being a daughter, girlfriend, wife and mother of a very young girl. It would be fair to say that I believed boys and girls are "basically the same except for social conditioning." The social…
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Cover Letter

Dear New York Publishing Industry, I miss you since I moved to Texas during the last recession. That baby I quit my really awesome travel trade writing/editing job for is 7 and the last baby is 3.5. I want to come back. I've been doing two…

Sex & Violence in Advertising

This story ran last week without photographs (sorry BB Mama). The photographs are imperative to the story, so I'm rerunning it. Visit Black Belt Mama's Blog. I need to first make something very clear. I've never burned a bra (they cost too…

Budding Feminist

Margaret from Just Margaret writes a witty blog about life in New England. Sometimes she posts about how Happy Meal toys bear a remarkable resemblance to unchildlike things. Thanks for guest posting Margaret. Last year, a political…

Miracle Kirby Vacuum Salesman

Oh, Lord how am I ever going to get everything done? I asked. I need some kind of miracle. A Course in Miracles says I am entitled to miracles because I am your daughter. Then this guy showed up and asked if he could come in my house and…
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Minister of God, Peggy

Last night my seven-year-old daughter, Ainsley, had the privileged of seeing her grandmother become a Licensed Minister. My mother-in-law Peggy Thornton became, the FIRST female Licensed Minister in her church. It was very exciting to…

1943 Guide to Hiring Women

Thank goodness our daughters can expect somewhat better treatment from future employers than this: 1943 Guide to Hiring Women posted by Contrariwise Ramblings. It should be noted though that we're not out of the woods yet, as just the other…

A House Divided

Zackie say Hillary Mama! hillly Ainsley I'll give you $5 if you can teach him to say Hillary. eeellee Say Hillary, Hillary, go Hillary! Vote for the girl! Ainsley shouts. lillaly ooh lillaly! Don't listen to them Zack! Say Go Bama! Oh…

Barbie for President?

By Tracee SiouxSo a friend asked me the other day where I stand on Barbie. I have included "no Bratz, Barbies or Princesses" on birthday invitations. But, I also have a hot pink Barbie VW Bug and a Barbie skate board in the house.I used to be…

Intuition and Instinct

By Tracee SiouxOne of our neighbors is this nice autistic man who is prone to random screaming at the top of his lungs. When they first moved in I ran over there to help whoever was being murdered.He knocked on the door last week with his niece,…