A perfectionist for as far back as I can remember, I can now embrace my imperfections. I realize at last that I wouldn't have half the insight upon which I have come to rely were it not for those trying times in my life.
Yes, egg freezing provides a sort-of insurance policy for successful pregnancy later in life -- but it is not the solution to our current state of fertility. Rather, the solution is to educate and empower women and remind them to not give up hope on their body and its ability to conceive naturally.
If we decide elections why don't the issues we care about advance once the candidates we elect take office? In a system of representative government, shouldn't elected officials serve my interests once elected? They should, but women need to play a greater role in making sure they do.
How does the democratization of female beauty actually help women transcend objectification? Isn't this in some ways an extension of the patriarchal bargain to more women?
Women have the right to make their own informed choices concerning their sexual health; that gender equality should be the standard when it comes to access to treatments for sexual dysfunction; and that the approval of safe and effective treatments for women's sexual dysfunction should be a priority for action by the FDA.
So what's it like to be a woman inside the tech revolution? Unfortunately, too few of us know. Only 18 percent of undergraduate computer science degree recipients today are women--a number that's dropped from a high of 37 percent in 1985.
I was fine with the divorce but upset by what felt like a scolding from a judge. I've asked myself several times if perhaps she was simply acting like any other judge would in this situation. I don't know what the answer is.
What if I told you that, in two years' time, you would graduate with a master's degree, something you've wanted for nearly 15 years? Or that, in three years' time, you'd be standing at the front of a classroom at a prestigious university, talking about good writing and the power of literature?
While it's unrealistic to simply grow a thicker skin overnight, there could be some benefit to accepting criticism instead of internalizing it (and obsessing over it, and, let's be honest, who hasn't done that?).
Girls and women, infinitely diverse in their interests, appearance, ambition, ability, aspirations, make up more than 50 percent of the human population, but you would never know any of this watching our top grossing films. Despite decades of research, it is apparent that we are, as a culture, so used to women being marginal that we don't even notice.
Man flu is simply men doing what they know their bodies need them to do. REST! Yet for some reason women have it in their heads that men need to be chastised because they take the time to allow their bodies to heal.
You can hate the song and you can demean it for its lyrics, but at least stop being lazy! The song is ridiculous in a lot of ways.
What happens when 2,000 kids from around the world show up in Ames, Iowa to solve world problems? They get solved, and by some of the brightest kid's who are between 10 - 18 years old!
Dear Abby, Yesterday a woman wrote to you asking advice about wearing a bikini. She was a plus-sized woman (about 60 or 70 pounds overweight), who wore a one piece bathing suit in public and a bikini top/shorts at home. You responded, and you did something that bothered me.
With friends who live very far away, online friendship is still real friendship. I wish this kind of friendship were not stigmatized by people who don't understand it or simply don't need it. But here's to the friends I've met online and come to love...