Where this feminist movement fought for inclusion and equality, the current movement that Always is helping to further is focused on developing self awareness around our language. Phrases get so embedded and entrenched in our culture, often putting a particular group of people at a disadvantage.
This summer, as you enjoy time off of work, keep in mind that the little things we do everyday and the opportunities we have to use our voice will have enormous impact for those living in poverty globally.
We think about our friends and how much we love them. If we have children, we care about getting them grown. We care about our parents and how they are aging. We wonder about our partners. If they will live as long as we do. Women don't worry about being f*ckable.
We got smartphones and we got smarter at navigating our way around the Internet. We've become savvy at finding new 'likes': online dating, Scrabble, Skype, Twitter and every hot travel deal going. We've joined Facebook in droves (until our sons and daughters fought back by un-friending us).
I was probably too young to realize it at the time, but that bear taught me everything I needed to know about feminism.
Taking a stand may be as simple as speaking your needs or sharing your heart. It may mean taking action with something you want, rather than waiting on someone else to tell you it's okay. Or, it may be a more drastic measure, like walking away from a situation.
If you discover you are in an intimate relationship with a narcissist, you may decide that exiting the relationship is the best course. Once you've made that decision then you need to do everything you can to prepare so that your exit happens smoothly.
There's a part of me that cannot even believe that we are having a conversation legitimizing the sex appeal of a particular age group. It's absurd. But we are, because when attractive celebrities that certain men want to have sex with reach a particular age, we need a piece like this one to justify desiring sex with said age group.
What would our country look like if more of us had the courage to veer "off course" and pursue careers that made our souls sing? You can count me among the optimists who believe, as Arianna Huffington said, "What is good for us as individuals is also good for business."
In order to achieve true equality in the work force, the CEO suite and the board room, more women must be willing to balance their personal choices with their duty. All women deserve these opportunities and our grandchildren need us to keep the movement going.
I got the chance to be in an inspiring place where you can actually breathe knowledge and engagement for social-economic and human causes, namely poverty eradication and food access ( or accessibility) to all.
When it comes to dating, more women like to emulate the celebrities that shine on the red carpet to try to get the guy.
For our next installment of AWE's Inspirational Female Leaders Showcase Series, we have chosen Jane Chen, Founder of Embrace, a nonprofit with the mission of advancing maternal and child health by delivering innovative solutions to the world's most vulnerable populations.
New York Times bestselling author Katherine Howe really shows her ability to craft a suspenseful and compelling young adult novel with her latest book Conversion.
She was so pretty. Six years ago this week my mom died. I'm trying to laugh -- instead of cry (not easy!) because my mom liked when we laughed.
We, all the women in America, refuse to have sex (with men), until all of our elected representatives start actually trying to get our votes.