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Does International Women's Day Matter in the U.S.?

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

In the U.S. we're not moving forward -- we're falling behind. According to the World Economic Forum, we fell four spots due to poor performance in women's health and political leadership.

Women's Happiness Isn't A Dead Deer on the Dining Room Table

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

The message is: Women, you, and your fight for equality, are responsible for your own unhappiness. It's a Half-Lash: The backlash from women becoming half of the paid labor force.

Take That! Moms in Capes Bust Healthcare Myths Across the Nation

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

SuperMoms dressed in red capes are distributing powerful truth flyers to passersby to educate them about what health care reform will really do and how it will help.

Outing the Toxics in Our High Chairs

Joan Blades | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joan Blades

It is unconscionable to expose babies to these chemicals -- especially since the 12-second flame resistance provided by these toxic chemicals has shown no measurable benefit in terms of fire protection.

Peaceful Revolution: Why Breastfeeding Needs To Be Part of Health Care Reform

Melissa Bartick | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Melissa Bartick

Our nation faces epidemics of obesity, breast cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease that could be partially mitigated by the funding of an infrastructure around breastfeeding.

Mother's Day is Going Viral: Talking Babies and a National Mom Uprising

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

Michelle Obama isn't the only one flexing her right to bare arms. The millions of women proclaiming their friends as Mom of the Year this past week is nothing short of a national mom uprising.

Peaceful Revolution: Honoring Your Mother of the Year

Joan Blades | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joan Blades

MomsRising.org and dozens of partner organizations are sharing our Mother of the Year Award video far and wide so that every deserving mom can be honored, with a bit of education along the way.

International Women's Day: Nary a Whisper, get Out the Kevlar

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

The oversight of women's contributions on International Women's Day, and every day, matters -- as do our assumptions about what women, and mothers, can and can't do.

Feminism Online

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marcia G. Yerman

To me, the key to the Fem2.0 conference on February 2 was to mashup, interact, and expand the dialogue.

Peaceful Revolution: Getting to the Truth

Cali Ressler and Jody Thompson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cali Ressler and Jody Thompson

We've read a number of studies that talk about how it's not uncommon for managers at large organizations to "fly under the radar" with their own pro-employee, results-oriented work culture.

Peaceful Revolution: When Did It Get So Hard To Be A Mom?

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robyn O'Brien

Ten years ago, we didn't worry about sending a peanut butter and jelly sandwiches into school with our children, and we didn't medicate our eight year olds to get them through the school day.

Peaceful Revolution: Childcare and Construction

Robert Drago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Drago

We need to spend federal money now to help jump-start employment and incomes, but once we are spending money, we should devote it to something worthwhile.

Peaceful Revolution: The Momonomics of Healthcare for Kids

Donna Norton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Norton

When children have gaps in coverage and do not get timely preventive care, they often end up requiring more expensive health care, such as hospitalizations and emergency room visits.

Peaceful Revolution: Women's Issues Do Matter (and Palin is Wrong)

Robert Drago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Drago

Obama's plan to expand after-school programs to cover one million additional children is clearly superior to McCain's proposal for no change in expenditures.

The New Media Message for Women

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

"The Time Warner Summit: Politics 2008," held at the Time Warner headquarters in New York City and co-sponsored with CNN, was a corporate branded even...

Peaceful Revolution: Work Life: Moving from the Personal to the Political

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ellen Galinsky

The public cares very much about work and family life, and yet not once has a candidate been asked about his or her stand on policies pertaining to work and family life beyond health care and economic security.

The First & Last VP Debate: This Soccer Mom Isn't Buying

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

The economy is about more than just Wall Street bailouts. It's about how we're going to pay for escalating childcare, how we can pull together healthcare coverage for our kids.

Sarah Palin's D.C. Office Refuses MomsRising Letter

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

The letter, which I wrote about previously, was to ascertain where Palin stands on issues directly impacting mothers and families.

Women Respond To Palin -- Part 2, MomsRising

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

MomsRising tackles problems that don't get adequate recognition.