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Binders Full of Women

Women Writers Live Life Out Loud at BinderCon LA

Meghan O'Dea | Posted 06.01.2015 | Los Angeles
Meghan O'Dea

Buying that plane ticket to BinderCon was also the best decision I ever made. It was a decision informed by the kind of gut instinct that comes only when your life is about to change. Today I'm sitting in sunny Los Angeles, still buzzing from another amazing BinderCon weekend.

Binders Full of Women: Getting to Know My Mom(s)

Darin Murphy | Posted 07.13.2013 | Women
Darin Murphy

A couple of weeks ago, my sisters and I cleaned out our mother's storage unit a full year after her death. Opening this treasure trove of personal archives has been a mind-blowing revelation.

Barack Needs a Binder of His Own

Martha Burk | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics
Martha Burk

The president has weathered a good deal of criticism for a lack of women in high-level appointments. The administration has defended its mostly white-guy picks, and told the girls to wait -- more female appointments are coming. Here are a few entries to get them started.

The Ultimate Women's Gift List

Barbara Lee | Posted 02.17.2013 | Women
Barbara Lee

Forget two turtle doves or five golden rings. This holiday season, women have a lot to celebrate. Here are my 12 standout moments for women in 2012, tied up with a bow.

America Reelects President Obama, and Rejects the Republican Plutocrat.

Russell C. Smith | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Russell C. Smith

The American people have seen how extreme wealth concentrated at the top greatly unbalances the lives of citizens, and a growing number of people want the opposite, and are willing to work to change the system.

A Legendary 'Hag' Returns With Her First Big Solo Show

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 11.07.2012 | Arts

In 2004, it felt like the world was about to meet Vaginal Davis, the outsized transgender performer who lit up Los Angeles' underground art scene for ...

The Best Political Memes Of The Year

Posted 11.06.2012 | Comedy

As we go to the polls to vote and then huddle together (with booze probably) awaiting the results, it's important to remember all the truly magical mo...

Political Mothers: You're the Key to the White House

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 01.01.2013 | Parents
Joanne Bamberger

Don't call us soccer moms or mama grizzlies. Leave your Walmart mom label and your waitress mom put-downs at the door. You've got a couple of days to get it right, because there are plenty of moms left to persuade -- if you know how to reach them.

PHOTOS: City's Wildest Costumes

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 11.04.2012 | Los Angeles

Election day is less than a week away, and political costumes were out in force at West Hollywood's 2012 Halloween Carnaval Wednesday evening. Angelen...

Mitt Romney Lands Mega-Star Endorsement! (Video)

Martin Lewis | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics
Martin Lewis

Barack Obama may have major star endorsements such as Bruce Springsteen, Jay-Z, Beyonce and Ben Affleck -- but Mitt Romney has just landed a major endorsement that dwarfs those!2012-10-31-ScreenShot20121031at3.02.08PM.png

Trump and Allred's Attempts to Remain Relevant Are Just Desperate

Jamison Doran | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics
Jamison Doran

Is this what our political process and October Surprises have come to? We're trying to get the candidates to unveil their college applications and pin them for something they said in a divorce hearing in the early '90s? Give me a break.

Binders Full of Women?

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 12.24.2012 | Women
Madeleine M. Kunin

Why is a deliberate strategy of outreach for capable women still necessary? The answer is networks. CEOs draw on their own networks -- the guys they went to school with, those in their clubs, in the gym, wherever men meet. That's the comfort zone.

Your Voice, Your Vote: 'Binders Full of Women' Will Make the Difference on Election Day

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 12.23.2012 | Books
Joanne Bamberger

Women voters have to do their homework to figure out which candidate they should vote for. Time demands can sometime make it difficult to catch each day's headlines, but a new book is ready for you just in time to help out with that.

Words That Shaped Last Week: 'Newsweek,' 'Binders Full of Women,' and 'Doping'

Vanity Fair | Posted 12.23.2012 | Media
Vanity Fair

For your edification, a look back at the phrases, nouns, and neologisms that have, for better or for worse, shaped the week's national discourse.

How to Be the Best Woman in the Binder

Stephanie Kaplan | Posted 12.23.2012 | Small Business
Stephanie Kaplan

As Co-founder, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Her Campus Media, the No. 1 online community for college women with chapters at 200+ colleges nationwide, I see a lot of resumes.

A Matter of Purpose

Jack Noland | Posted 12.23.2012 | Teen
Jack Noland

Should President Obama win reelection in less than three weeks, this debate may go down as a turning point in this momentous and historic campaign.

Elise Foley

Business PAC Runs Open Letter From Entrepreneurs, With Only 2 Women | Elise Foley | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A political action committee comprised of entrepreneurs and business leaders penned an open letter that ran in USA Today Monday calling ...

Binders Literally Full of Actual Women

Jeremy Blachman | Posted 12.22.2012 | Comedy
Jeremy Blachman

"Our society does need binders, and we absolutely need women. And we do need women to be involved in the making and storage of these binders, because women are very good at decorating things and keeping them clean."

Don't Let a Binders Meme Stick to You: 7 Tips to Say it Better

Kare Anderson | Posted 12.22.2012 | Business
Kare Anderson

Let Mitt Romney's "binders full of women" blunder be a lesson for the rest of us: Label yourself, your idea or your organization before someone else does. Here are seven tips that may help.

Barriers to Women's Equality Obscured by Binder Jokes

Anika Rahman | Posted 12.22.2012 | Women
Anika Rahman

Once the binder moment has passed, what will remain is the urgent need for a cultural shift toward a less-gendered society

Binders Full of Green Jobs

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 12.22.2012 | Green
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

When support green job training programs, we're not just investing in America's women. We're investing in their kids, their partners, their parents, and their neighbors. We're building a stronger, more resilient, healthier country for us all.

Binders Full of Chinese Women

John Wagner Givens | Posted 12.22.2012 | Business
John Wagner Givens

Do women in China really do that much better relative to their American counterparts?

Jason Cherkis

Binders Ignored: Romney Had Dismal Record Naming Women Judges In Massachusetts | Jason Cherkis | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When it came to nominating female judges in Massachusetts, Gov. Mitt Romney all but ignored any binders full of women. By 2005, after...

'If' Only Romney Understood Women

Joan Fitz-Gerald | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Joan Fitz-Gerald

Romney's answer about equality in the work force began, "if you are going to have women in the workforce, you need to be more flexible." The "if" says a lot about his inability to accept the fact that most women are working outside the home.

'Binders Full of Women' (and an Achin' in His Heart)

Rick Horowitz | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

It's Mitt's latest phrase -- and Rick's latest song....