Marriage equality is just one measure that progressives have been fighting -- but it seems that at every front, basic rights are under attack or being eroded to the point of invisibility.
We stand today at a watershed moment. At least three moments, actually. And I believe that if we seize them all together, right now, we can advance the rights and improve the lives of all women in America.
This past week, chatting away at the dinner table, I was asked about one of my favorite books. My answer was swift: 'Il Gattopardo' -"The Leopard"- th...
While the idea of marriage may be outdated and tied to patriarchal, gender/sex-biased traditions, it remains an ideal for the majority of Americans
How, in a state that has led the nation in imposing restrictions on abortion, could such atrocities go undetected? Just as puzzling is why the numerous complaints against him were ignored.
Why do women claw their way out of stereotypical expectations and roles, only to have the accepted standard re-set automatically to gender bias? Why is it always about women entering a man's world, and so rarely about men entering a woman's?
At the end of the day, it is not our jobs that define us; we are made of so much more. Think of how much more women could bring to the table in the workforce if they would embrace all that they are outside of work in their families, communities and more.
What people do in their bedrooms shouldn't be the public's business. Women should have rights over their own bodies. Same-sex couples should be allowed to marry. But what powerful people do in their boardrooms is the public's business.
The unconscious decision to lean in was the best decision I ever made. It has not produced a husband and children, but it has produced a career that will facilitate a great family life -- if and when that opportunity and its accompanying decisions come along.
Only when women everywhere can stand tall and strong together in peace and security can we confidently say: Once we were slaves, and now we are free.
Our position is very simple and widely supported outside the extremist circles that dominate our state government: Personal medical decisions should be left to a woman and her doctor. But the laws being pushed by Ken Cuccinelli and his backers reject that fundamental premise.
Media coverage of Sandberg's book plays into an unfortunate narrative that leaves caregiving by anyone except the mother of young children out of the conversation. What I know is true is that we have a shortsighted view of the purpose and importance of family leave
The GOP lost the last few elections because they had awful ideas behind their ad campaigns. They are the New Coke of party politics -- and like the soda, they're not selling.
Sandberg has missed a huge opportunity by shifting blame on women and demanding they step up and play like the big boys. Here's a thought: instead of trying the same old strategies of acting like men, how about we try something radically different and start acting like women?
I've come to feel just how immensely hard extreme poverty is. One dollar a day doesn't come anywhere close to covering the very basics. The hunger hurts. The sacrifices and negotiations are constant.
When it comes to encouraging more young women to pursue careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Math and Engineering), we need to forget the pep talks, the tactics, the reviews and the carrots. Here's the one thing that you're probably not doing. REBRAND the Conversation.