When you read Jean Racine, the French dramatist of the 17th century, you have the same feeling when you first take in Homer in your hands, I mean the same awe and uneasy feeling to understand a majestic poetry.
Nothing could provide better poetic justice than ISIS's looming reality of facing the might of a female-fronted army on the ground as they battle it out for the soul of Iraq.
From Beyonce performing in front of a glowing "FEMINIST" sign at last week's MTV Video Music Awards, to Taylor Swift publicly declaring her own feminist awakening in an interview with The Guardian, could it be that embracing a feminist identity is the latest celebrity trend?
You see, in a song supposedly about "self-respect," there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of the female "self" at play here. The virtuous and beautiful girl that these boys are dreaming about is obviously hiding away her sense of self with her cleavage and upper thighs... because the female form is something to be ashamed of, right?
Mostly, this time of the year is a liminal space between here and there, then and now and you and me. Want to rewire, recalibrate and reinvent the next unfolding moment of the Truth of You and your own breath, your way? This is your invitation to entrain to new weather, time, space and commitments.
All women have a fundamental human right in the care of their children, and when we are talking about breastfeeding, let's steer the conversation away from breasts and ideas of decency. Let's talk about human rights and the prevention of their perversion and destruction.
As a proud Arkansas native and die-hard Razorback fan, I cannot think of a better topic to write about in my first Huffington Post blog piece than the hotly contested U.S. Senate race in Arkansas, and the many reasons why Arkansans and people everywhere should oppose Tom Cotton.
Today is Women's Equality Day, which marks the 94th anniversary of the 19th Amendment that guaranteed women the right to vote. It was the culmination of a long struggle by generations of women who fought for equal access to the promise of the American Dream.
If we want to be truthful, we should call it the "Women Were Given the Right to Vote" day because the current name is a misnomer. Women are still not treated as equal.
Today on Women's Equality Day, we commemorate the passage of women's right to vote -- celebrating how far we have come, but also recognizing the work that remains. Sometimes it seems like women are the only people coming together across party lines to get things done.
"Hurrah, and vote for suffrage!" That was the message that Phoebe Ensminger Burn sent 94 years ago to her son, the youngest member of the Tennessee legislature. That day, Harry Burn, 24, cast the deciding vote in favor of women's suffrage.
It is clear that women are caught in a cruel game of moving one step forward to be pushed two steps back. We have seen a disappointing picture of what can happen because women are not acknowledged in the Constitution.
In a long-forgotten 1915 op-ed, the New York Times editorial writers ridiculed the woman-suffrage amendment passed by state lawmakers in Albany: "It is totally opposed to the extension of the suffrage of the grounds that it would not benefit the women in any single way and would tend to disorganize society."
In my view, investing in women -- or investing in companies that are committed to gender equality and women's leadership -- is just such a strategy. Moreover, there is a growing body of evidence to suggest that it is a smart investment strategy:
The importance of woman is not only huge but without her it is impossible for the man to exist and create.