Men think it is weird when women go to the ladies' room in groups. Men may think it is even weirder that I go with two friends each year to get our mammograms. We call it the "MammoVan." Let me clarify -- the three of us travel together in one car but we have separate mammograms in consecutive appointments.
It takes an incredibly strong and brave woman to choose to go through with this surgery and then proceed to tell her fans about it. Jolie is demonstrating the definition of strength with this challenging decision she made.
There are currently no female flavors of Ben & Jerry's ice cream (even Tina Fey would agree that, while "Greek frozen yogurt" is certainly a healthy ice cream alternative, it is not the same as ice cream).
Mentors are necessary. Hemingway had Stein, Beethoven had Neefe. The true challenge once you know the secret lies in finding a mentor is how to find that coach who can make your passion work in the world.
As we celebrate Women's History Month, we must acknowledge the great strides that women have achieved in politics. But if we are ever going to build Latina political power, Latina leaders need the same political encouragement and support that men oftentimes take for granted.
Wafa Fadel Saed Jawad sits in a chair amongst a pile of various t-shirts. At 45, she has been living as a refugee in Jordan after fleeing Iraq in 2003. What makes Jawad different from other refugee women is the sparkle in her eye when she talks about her home-based business.
For a long time I pretended not to be a feeler. The cool girl image of myself did not include a lot of crying or sensitivity. "Sometimes I tear up a...
Most of us are called attention-seeking at some point, and it's usually a way to silence or delegitimize. We silence and delegitimize those who are oppressed -- those we want to stay in their place. Often, its done subconsciously, but just as, if not more, often it's done with purpose.
When I first heard the news that Sweet Briar College would close, I thought it was a mistake. How could this be true? Shuttering this respected, 114-year-old women's liberal arts institution seemed implausible.
By taking the time out for myself and doing these simple acts of self-care you, I am no longer unfulfilled, exhausted, running around in a frantic state or on auto-pilot. Instead, I am present, I feel connected to myself, and those around me and for the first time feel like I am living life on purpose.
If not for the mirrors in my house, I would be very confused about what changed and why. Young women, you'll experience this too, some day. You'll catch your reflection and your breath at the same time and be abruptly reminded that your exterior no longer matches how you feel inside, and that it now undermines the power of your voice, the voice that took decades to build up.
I could sit here and contemplate the details that led to my classmate's death, but the painful truth is that a life was lost, a valuable life, and had we, as a class, as a tight-knit family, listened closely, maybe, just maybe we could've caught the signs.
I cheated at church. My best friend and I explored every corner as children. She led me to secret passageways, and we somehow slid through. These abstractions surface in my dreams occasionally, passages in wrinkled waves, lit with golden honeysuckle and bitter dandelions.
What if women with the luxury to make a choice about whether or not to work -- and I include myself in that group -- took one-tenth of the energy they have devoted to showing why their choices are better and devoted it to the underrepresentation of women in leadership positions?
Women in the restaurant and foodservice industry have played an integral role throughout our country's history. One of our earliest restaurateurs, Christiana Campbell was a tavern-keeper in Williamsburg, Va.