I wholeheartedly stand with gay Americans in this movement. I hope the Supreme Court rules in favor of gay marriage and that financial equality for gay families can be achieved. I support unequivocally the sexual and reproductive rights of all people. But when will it be our turn?
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While the idea of marriage may be outdated and tied to patriarchal, gender/sex-biased traditions, it remains an ideal for the majority of Americans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?
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.
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.
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.
The Supreme Court needs to step in to declare that any physically invasive procedures that aren't independently justified constitute an "undue burden" on a woman's right to terminate her pregnancy.
At Daytona, Danica Patrick makes the record books. In Silicon Valley, Marissa Mayer and Sheryl Sandberg make waves. And on PBS, "MAKERS: Women Who Make America," makes all of us think about the importance of women in society. What a great way to start Women's History Month!
I sometimes hear from women of my mother's generation about what she meant to them. I used to think the admiration was for her image, the roles she played. But, their admiration, I now realize, was more than symbolic; it was also for the fact that she worked.
The lead-up to and publication of Sheryl Sandberg's new book, Lean In, has brought a tsunami of controversy about women and work and I must say, we are long overdue for a national conversation surrounding gender inequality.
Until the Republican Party's leadership and standard-bearers reflect the views of the national electorate -- and even their own members, they are destined to repeat the mistakes -- and the outcome -- of the 2012 election.