Students in every level of schooling are often assigned the extremely basic task of defining terms. As a person who has been going to school for pretty much her entire life, I'd like to say that I've mastered the art of the simple definition. Except for that one word.
As I've grown in my career, and in my business, I've been surprised by how many times people have misunderstood my pleasant attitude for a lack of intelligence.
Having been at the forefront of American politics for over five decades, there's little that still surprises Frank... except the Tea Party.
In 1919 Rosa Luxemburg, the revolutionary, was murdered in Berlin. Her killers bludgeoned her with rifle blows and tossed her into the waters of a canal. Along the way, she lost a shoe.
For years, the international community has attempted to establish universal gender equality through international laws passed through the United Nations. Yet, global gender equality is still far from a reality.
I can't begin to put into words exactly how this situation has made me feel, not only about my own womanhood, but about our freedom of expression, discrimination and censorship.
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).
As we look back on Women's History Month, it's easy to look forward with great expectations. Women are still making a difference -- in the labor movement and throughout our society. Unions remain a solid pathway to success for America's women.
This was just one of the countless stories read by women, about women, who would not be alive if not for the support of Donor Direct Action (DDA), an organization which has been providing decades-long support for women.
I didn't die. Instead I thrived. I learned all I could; I saw the best doctors that community health, and occasional private insurance, could provide. And today, 27 years post infection with an AIDS diagnosis, I am undetectable with a healthy t-cell count.
As my friend hung up the phone, all I kept thinking about was Jyoti -- how her image had once hovered over her mother and father's head, and how her absent future now dangled over us all like a perpetual question mark waiting to be answered.
It doesn't seem to matter whether you live in the United States, Uruguay or Uganda -- whether you are in the so-called developed world or developing world -- if you are a woman, it's more than likely you will bear the brunt when it comes to providing unpaid care.
I have always said I will stop writing when I give up hope in our ability to change and reform. So far, I have not stopped writing. Hope is still alive despite the disappointments, and these are plenty!
The Parable of the Starfish goes like this: an old man walking on a beach sees a young boy throwing starfish back into the water one by one.
Here's the thing: women drive car buying decisions. Car people, don't forget to speak to them in their language.
Even among those who support women in ministry, there can be a blind spot when it comes to understanding the long history and entrenched views about women in positions of leadership and influence, particularly in the church.