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Dear Chancellor Foley: Mizzou Must Stand With Planned Parenthood

Jessi D. Miller | Posted 11.23.2015 | Politics
Jessi D. Miller

You have the power to reverse the damage your predecessor's actions have caused for women like me who seek services from Planned Parenthood. I know I am not alone, Mr. Foley. There are thousands of us with an actual need for Planned Parenthood's services in mid-Missouri.

9 Reasons Your Sisters Are Your Best Friends

Avelist | Posted 11.20.2015 | Women

No matter how often we might disagree, I always know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that my sisters have my best interests at heart.

Is There a Monster in Your Closet?

Christine Hassler | Posted 11.13.2015 | Women
Christine Hassler

Today I invite you to consult with your inner wisdom and examine what is ready to be extracted from your life. All too often we wait, procrastinate and make excuses to delay doing something until a situation gets so bad, we are forced to take action.

Naked Woman Dances, Pours Ketchup On Self At Johnny Rockets: Cops

The Huffington Post | Whitney Meers | Posted 11.02.2015 | Crime

A 23-year-old woman who got naked and poured ketchup on herself at a Johnny Rockets in Miami Beach has been ordered to undergo a mental evalua...

Plus-Size Model Wins Beauty Pageant That Celebrates Curves

Janice Celeste | Posted 10.21.2015 | Women
Janice Celeste

"Don't wait to lose weight or until your life is just perfect to make changes. Pursue your dreams right now."

Advice to Mothers Who Feel Trapped in Their Role and Overwhelmed by the Gut Wrenching Guilt -- By a Son

Fabian Markl | Posted 10.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Fabian Markl

"If you identify with being a mother, this role you play will trap you and can cause you suffering when the child decides to leave you. Then you have ...

Learning to Practice Consent as a Straight Woman

Ravishly | Posted 10.06.2015 | Women

I have pressured people into sex. I have had partners say they weren't in the mood and tried to change their minds. I have sulked when they didn't. And I did this for years without realizing it was wrong. Why? Because I'm a straight woman.

Why a Good Man Would Prefer to Be Single

Christopher Lai | Posted 10.05.2015 | Women
Christopher Lai

Being faithful is very difficult for most men. There is always temptation, even when you're not actively looking. Your girl is gorgeous, but then you meet a girl and you can't help but engage her in conversation. This life is fun, easy and exhilarating and that's the way life should be, right?

My Culture Taught Me to be a Homemaker. Thanks, but I Want More

Aleichia Williams | Posted 09.22.2015 | Latino Voices
Aleichia Williams

I learned that day that cleaning, cooking, looking pretty, and taking care of babies were the major tasks associated with womanhood in my family and as the eldest girl I was expected to comply without question or complaint.

The Little Circus Dancer Who Could

Johnathan Lee Iverson | Posted 09.17.2015 | Women
Johnathan Lee Iverson

I was naïve upon leaving The Greatest Show On Earth® in 2004. I thought I could simply walk into any audition and acquire the role. After all, I had the talent, right? Right, I did. But so did many others.

Being a B*tch Doesn't Make You a Badass

Joyce Shulman | Posted 09.08.2015 | Women
Joyce Shulman

Being a b*tch doesn't make you a badass. Refusing to compromise your integrity, standing up for the things you believe in, striving for your goals even when it is really, really hard -- that makes you a badass. Trying to make the world a better place? That's badass.

What's in Your School Lunch?

Margaret Marshall | Posted 08.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Marshall

Back to school season is a time for new experiences. Beginning a new school year brings excitement, anxiety, and new opportunities. As a parent, ea...

Why I Powder and Diaper Powerful, Successful, Middle-Aged Men

Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D. | Posted 07.30.2015 | Fifty
Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D.

As a practitioner in fetish and domination, my role is to help facilitate a client's authenticity and sexual expression. Many times, I am contacted by men who are expressing their deepest desires and feelings out loud to another person for the first time in their entire lives.

Which Woman Should Adorn the $10 Bill?

Peter Dreier | Posted 06.27.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Although none of these 20 women were elected to office, they all had a great influence on public opinion and public policy. The reformers profiled below exercised influence not only because of the number of people they mobilized, but also because of the moral force of their ideas.

Caitlyn, Feminism, and What it Means to Be a Woman

Beth Cone Kramer | Posted 07.06.2015 | Women
Beth Cone Kramer

We get to choose how we define what it means to be a woman and we also get to define feminism. There's room for stay at home mothers, women with career ambitions, the single mother who struggles to support her children, the wealthy Upper East Side wife, and, yes, Caitlyn Jenner.

Caitlyn Ends Kardashian Tabloid Tyranny

Janet Eve Josselyn | Posted 06.03.2015 | Fifty
Janet Eve Josselyn

Who wouldn't applaud such bravery in the public eye? But I am applauding for a different reason.

Trial By Night

Margaret Klaw | Posted 06.03.2015 | Women
Margaret Klaw

Back in my kitchen, a lid covers a pan, a knife gets washed and put away, wine is sipped, candles are lit. This is what I love, the combination of instinct and skill, a production you can't script. You just watch it unfold.

5 Ways to Celebrate Your Victories

Margaret Marshall | Posted 05.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Marshall

Eating smart takes knowledge, patience, and practice, and without patience there is no practice. Practice is the victory. Eat the food that is best for your body. You may live longer, be healthier, and have more fun through the years because of the food you choose today.

Faithful Shopper -- More for Mom

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 06.28.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Flowers, chocolates, perfume -- it's what most of us give the moms in our lives on Mother's Day. But why be conventional? After all, moms have many lives -- they work, they travel, they lead. Get a gift for the woman she is besides a mom.

It's Time to Redefine Strength

40 Percent and Rising | Posted 06.23.2015 | Women
40 Percent and Rising

The truth is we are humans programmed for emotional connection. We are meant to feel, cry and share with those closest to us and yet our definition of strength keeps us walled off from the connection we need for survival. To live any kind of authentic, happy, solid life we must redefine strength.

Why a Man Loves a Woman

Jack Anderson | Posted 06.16.2015 | Good News
Jack Anderson

There's a zillion reasons why we love women. Here are the first few.

Taming the Beast: How I Stopped the Blame Game From Controlling My Life

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 06.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Kruczyk

I escaped the cage and found freedom from the wood pellets and stale feeder food. Maybe certain people tried to look for me; maybe they didn't. I didn't care. I was a hamster with a plan. I came to a fork, took the road less traveled and began running like my life depended on it (and hey, maybe it did).

Alzheimer's: A Women's Health Issue

Rep. Jackie Speier | Posted 06.07.2015 | Women
Rep. Jackie Speier

Two-thirds of the 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer's disease are female. A woman at age 60 is twice as likely to be diagnosed with Alzheimer's as with breast cancer. Scientists don't fully understand why this most common form of dementia strikes women more often than men.

How Many Diets Are There?

Margaret Marshall | Posted 05.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Marshall

People look for the quick fix, to produce the weight loss for them. There isn't one. There is no timeline on a successful weight loss. Consider weight loss the byproduct of a lifestyle that includes eating food that nourishes you, and being active.

10 Signs You're Married To A Nurse

Shelly Lopez Gray | Posted 05.26.2015 | Weddings
Shelly Lopez Gray

There are many tell-tell signs you are married to a nurse. These are just a few of them. God help our poor spouses!