In 2012, women gained a record number of Senate seats. But are women the only ones who can bring a feminist agenda to Washington? Those on this list of secret male feminists have been working behind the scenes to enact legislation that supports women and equity.
Our society is still so conflicted about this new normal, and I think we are, too, personally and in our relationships. We are the "shift" generation -- men and women are in the middle of a major shift in roles and expectations.
I understand the frustrations of women voters, but there is simply too much at stake to sit these elections out. The message for progressive women is clear: Elections are tough. Get out there and vote like a girl.
What do women offer politics that is currently missing and would benefit everyone? Would gender balanced politics deliver a softer, smarter style of governance than the hard-powered style we have come to see as normal?
When Obama gets called Muslim, there are many Americans who are quick to correct the facts and make sure the public knows Obama isn't Muslim. But where are the people speaking up and saying that Muslims are not bad people? How come almost nobody is saying it's not OK to hate?