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Curiously Laura Ingraham is supposed to be someone who ‘stands up for conservative women‘. Yet when Meghan McCain criticized Ann Coulter, the best Ingraham could do was to make fun of the 24-year-old’s body, joking that she didn’t get a ‘role in the Real World‘ because ‘they don’t like plus-sized models.’ Memo to Ingraham:  This…

The blogosphere is buzzing over the new middle school aged Dora The Explorer because of her recently released silhouette. Over at Packaging Girlhood, Lynn and Sharon suggest: If the original Dora grew up, she wouldn’t be a fashion icon or a shopaholic. She’d develop her map reading skills and imagine the places she could go.…

I’m off to the city for a panel in recognition of International Women’s Day. Given the theme, I’d like to point readers to a recent piece from The Guardian asking ‘Where are the books by women with big ideas?‘ Books like Freakonomics, defining significant cultural or economic trends with a punchy title, never seem to…

On Monday, I’m delighted to be attending a panel discussion in honor of the 2009 International Women’s Day celebrations!  This global holiday celebrates the economic, political, and social achievements of women past, present, and future. Here in NYC, the World Policy Institute, the Women’s Leadership Initiative at Demos, and The American-Scandinavian Foundation have organized: The…

Women Ready For Office In 2010

Former Representative Florence Dwyer (R-NJ, 1957-1973) once explained: “A Congresswoman must look like a girl, act like a lady, think like a man, speak on any given subject with authority and most of all work like a dog.” I’ve written about sex in Congress before because it’s a subject where the percentages could probably benefit…

Hagan Takes NC

Memo to Mrs. Dole: Those dishonest negative campaign tactics fooled no one.

I’ve been receiving emails and comments about Sarah Palin lately, and some are questioning my commitment toward advancing women in politics and elsewhere–a subject I regularly write about: In spite of the go-women perspective at this site, I suspect it may not include “conservative” women or women with opposing viewpoints. [Here’s the

On Doing It All

Michelle Obama, as quoted in the NYTimes: I was raised to believe I could do it all, and that was very empowering. Then I got into the work force and realized there was really no support for me to do it all. … We either have to fix that or be honest about it. I…

I agree that Eleanor Roosevelt would be proud… or to quote Nate Silver who’s live blogging from Denver: 9:03 PM MDT. One thing about Clinton — really both Clintons — they understand the audience they are speaking to better than any other politicians in America. 9:01 PM MDT. Like Schweitzer, Hillary started out a little…

It should come as no surprise to regular readers that I am a tremendous fan of Michelle Obama. She just gave, as Andrew Sullivan describes: One of the best, most moving, intimate, rousing, humble, and beautiful speeches I’ve heard from a convention platform. Maybe she should be running for president. You don’t need any commentary…