The philosopher Aristotle once said, "We praise a man who feels angry on the right grounds and against the right persons and also in the right matter at the right moment and for the right length of time." But what about a woman who feels angry?
Sooner than I ever imagined. The something that comes cannonballin' out of the sky when you get older is that you wake up one day and things that were just your experiences, your memories, your life, have become history. It's a surreal feeling.
Whether I am on the soccer field with my teammates or in the board room with colleagues, we know we are there for a common goal and it is inspiring. Every day, I am in awe of the women around me. Young or old, I learn from every single woman in my life on a daily basis.
In 1961, Jacqueline Kennedy began the tradition of selecting a theme for the official White House Christmas tree. John F. Kennedy, meanwhile, started something else during that holiday season: On Dec. 14, he established the President's Commission on the Status of Women.
The problem the Republican Party has with women is deep and costly. Their attacks on women's rights all add up to a widely perceived Republican War on Women that significantly influenced the outcome of the election by creating impactful gender gaps in many key races.
Women won in a big way in the 2012 election. Now we must hold their feet to the fire. In January, the new terms for our elected officials will begin, and I want them to consider a basic blueprint as they approach their work.
There are many viewpoints and considerations to take into account when discussing workplace issues. Regulations are needed to move us forward in regards to pay equity, but many aspects of the workplace are more nuanced and require an attitude and paradigm shift.
To keep hearing the same political debates around our country regarding abortion, women's pay, and women's health is so surreal that sometimes I feel like a time-traveling protagonist in a sci-fi film, in which I missed a turn and went back a century.
What could I say to my conservative father, at this 11th hour that might make him understand why I think Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are not just terrible options, but genuinely dangerous to me and his grandchildren?
Why isn't every candidate -- from presidential, to congressional, state and local officials -- asked how they will vote on equal pay legislation for women? Equal pay for women is a family and community economic stimulus factor, not just a women's issue.
If we're stuck, for now at least, with some measure of inequality, then shouldn't we expect some disparity in courtship roles? Shouldn't it be OK, in other words, that I want a guy I'm dating to buy me a meal?