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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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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…

Girl Zine

"The Advantage and Disadvantage of Zine is a long-term, multifaceted collaboration with a group of young women college students in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. I first met these young women when I was offered a residency in their dormitory, where…
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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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Save a Slave

I love the types of activism advocated in Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide featured on Oprah last week. Watching the show and researching the many ways to help women it really helped me internalized this…

AAUW Questions Education Secretary

The American Association of University Women sent me an email inviting my readers to participate in tonight's big meeting with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. The AAUW included a thought provoking list of questions that pertain to the…
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Know Your Power - Book Review

I picked up a copy of Know Your Power: A Message to America's Daughters by Nancy Pelosi on a flight from Salt Lake City to Dallas. This book gives insight into how a housewife with five children became the first female Speaker of the House…
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A Girl Is Watching: Sotomayer, Palin & Clinton

Marie Wilson of The White House Project is wondering about the children who are watching the way we treat the women who dare stand up and lead. It's day three for Sonia Sotomayor (female Hispanic Supreme Court nominee) on the Capitol, and…

Bright Side of Swine Flu

Guess what a general panic about a potential Swine Flu epidemic and an order from the President of the United States "to stay home if you have symptoms" brought to light? That 40% of workers in the private sector don't have a single paid sick…
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Luxury of Healthcare for Kids!

I'm so lucky that Joanne Bamberger, aka PunditMom, let me go to her website and steal great content to use while I was on vacation. The PunditMom household is lucky when it comes to health insurance. Even though we pay the "full freight"…