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You’re Going to Have To Convince Me You’re Not A Feminist, Katy Perry

December 4, 2012

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We’ve covered this topic before. About women confused about whether or not they’re a feminist. And fine, fair enough. There’s some confusion. Like my friend here. But when it comes to women who speak to and uplift women,especially those who have a direct line to my 3-year-old daughter– I’m talking to you Katy Perry–it’s hard […]

Abortion Clinic to Close, Men Lead House Committees: How’s That ‘War on Men’ Going?

November 28, 2012

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I can’t decide which is worse news today regarding women: 1. The lone Mississippi abortion clinic that is fighting to stay open. 2. The House has not appointed one single woman to run any of the committees for the 113th Congress. According to Politico: “House Republican Steering Committee announced an all-male slate of committee chairs…” […]

Best T-Shirt Ever: Michelle Obama’s Guns of Steel

October 22, 2012

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(Image: Damon Winter/The New York Times)

Ladies, They Are Coming After You: Breaking Down The Women’s Vote

October 18, 2012

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According to the New York Times today the presidential campaigns are “intently pursuing votes of women.” In past elections it’s been the soccer mom. It’s been the hockey mom. It’s been Joe the plumber. But today, just a few weeks before the election, they’re after anyone with a vagina. This is quite a broad horizon […]

Plus Size Starts WHERE?!?!?

October 12, 2012

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Gotta do this, you know I do. We celebrated International Girls Day  and those faces, those faces of gorgeous children were enough to make me wonder–why we can not figure out how to cherish all children? Let’s give them equally imperfect,  but loving places to grow from. Let’s give them a shot at enjoying this big […]

Patti LuPone & Debra Winger On Inspiration

October 6, 2012

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Tiny coverage in the NY Times Magazine about “The Anarchist” David Mamet’s new play about a prisoner and her parole adviser, starring Debra Winger and Patti LuPone. Winger says that she was kicked out of the Actor’s Studio by Shelley Winters who said, “You’re not doing what I asked you.” Anyway, Winger also talks about […]

Edna Adan: Enough Female Genital Cutting & Mutilation

October 3, 2012

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Female genital mutilation reflects one of the grosses discrimination and cruelty against women and girls. In last night’s episode of Half the Sky, Diane Lane and Nicholas Kristof visited Somaliland where over 140 million girls are subjected to female mutilation/cutting mostly because of a relentless need to stick with tradition. The women themselves perpetuate this […]

What Is It About Women And Friendships That We Have Such A Hard Time Addressing?

September 24, 2012

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Over the weekend, a friend and I talked about… friendships. We headed straight for the issue: understanding people. I had my own questions about friends. Women move out of each others lives. We’re too busy to maintain the friendship. We grow apart. We have different interests. Just the night before, other friends, friends who I’ve […]

The Sequined Mini Skirt, The Bat Mitzvah And My Spanx

September 11, 2012

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At a bat mitzvah this weekend, a woman wore a very short sequined mini-skirt, a white wife beater and 4-inch heels. This woman had a rockin’ body. Not one ounce of flab. This woman was my age. I wore a mini as well that night. It wasn’t as mini as her mini. Hers was triple […]

I Believe We’re Ready For An All-Female Ticket In 2016

September 5, 2012

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Oh, hello President Clinton and Vice President Obama. We’ve been waiting. (Image: Christian Science Monitor/Charles Dharapak/AP)