If you had asked me when I was a first year in college, would I personally have worked in politics or run for office, I would have laughed, like hysterically. Well the joke was on me, three years later, I ran to be Vice President of the Student Council at my University. I was compelled [...]
I was ready. Poised to be pissed. For the first half of last season’s How I Met Your Mother(HIMYM) episode “Symphony of Illumination,” I sat on the couch, scowling perpetually.
In the previous episode “The Rebound Girl,” we learn journalist Robin Scherbatsky (Cobie Smulders) and playboy Barney Stinson (Neil Patrick Harris)’s adulterous one night stand (although is it really a one night stand if you’ve slept together and dated before?? But I digress…), resulted in Robin telling Barney she was pregnant.
As the firestorm over the Adria Richards story has only increased, a poem from one of my favorite artists – Alix Olson – keeps reverberating in my head. Still we’ve tried being patient, collected, calm, nice trying praying, tried laying you paying the price, we’ve learned to scream until our throats throbbed what else do [...]
Strong. Smart. Bold. These three small words ignited a movement over 100 years ago to educate girls and prepare them to be self-sufficient and successful women. Today, Girls Inc. is a leading youth development organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold through life-changing programs and experiences that help girls navigate gender, [...]
Thanks to Sheryl Sandberg, the media is focused on the absence of women in positions of leadership and power in the corporate world. Ms. Sandberg offers many thoughtful suggestions on overcoming this situation, but makes just one very brief reference to the impediment caused by sexual harassment. Sexual harassment is in itself an obstacle to [...]
“Our journey is not complete until our wives, our mothers and daughters can earn a living equal to their efforts.”* During his State of the Union Address, President Obama again reiterated his economic equality message that he eloquently spoke about in his inaugural address and on the campaign trail. His intent is clear. Congress should [...]
Mary Robinson: highly educated, civil and human rights campaigner, feminist, passionate, driven, courageous and the first female President of Ireland. The more you learn about her the more you cannot help but admire her. Throughout her life she has never been afraid to stand up for what she believes in and was at the root [...]
No one would be surprised to learn that a person who happened to be a lawyer broke the law. Acting in their personal capacities, lawyers commit the same variety of crimes that other citizens do, ranging from fraud to rape to murder. But when lawyers manage their own businesses, their own law firms, they should [...]
It’s here! I can’t believe tomorrow is finally Election Day. By now you’re probably exhausted from all of the pleas for your vote. I know I am. But hopefully you’ve already registered and, if you didn’t vote early or by absentee, you plan to vote tomorrow at a polling station. Well if you’re tired of [...]
50 years ago, women attending college wasn’t nearly as commonplace as it is these days. And if they did, nine times out of ten it was only for them to get their “MRS” degree. For those of you unfamiliar with this degree plan, it’s when a woman goes to college not to pursue any educational [...]