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Working Smart vs. Working Stupid

This piece, cross-posted from Huffington Post, is part of a blog carnival on women and work. Joan Blades and Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner founded the organization MomsRising in 2006. — Yesterday the Washington Post fed the insecurities of American workers with the headline, "As Cuts Loom, Will Working From Home Lead to a Layoff?" My response "Only […]

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Omero: Women’s Issues In The Post-Ledbetter Era

This week I went to the fem2.0 conference here in DC. It was a great place to hear traditional feminist groups interact with bloggers and younger activists about the future of the women’s movement.  In particular, there was widespread excitement over President Obama’s recent signing of the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. And at the […]

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Can men be feminists?

Last Sunday  we had a rather provocative #fem2 discussion over privilege, patriarchy, raising boys, identity politics and feminism over Twitter. You can find the discussion through Twitter Search. I helped facilitate the discussion by opening it with this vignette about kids (it actually happened a couple of weeks ago): i have two boys and the […]

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Why can’t we all just get along?

I work for a women’s health web site,, which was started by Michelle Robson after she realized how far we still have to go for women to obtain equal access to medical care and treatment. So I recently wrote a SHARE post on the EmpowHer web site about a breastfeeding study that I pegged […]

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Mothers of Dissension: A Case Study of How Internet-Fueled Moms Are Changing Things

The recent Washington Post article, “Pr. William’s Mothers of Dissension,”  is an excellent example of how women are using the Internet for local activism. Here’s a synopsis:   Prince William County, Virginia, was cracking down on illegal immigration, giving rise to racist rhetoric and dividing neighborhoods as residents lined up on either side of the […]

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