Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique -- published 50 years ago this week -- catalyzed the modern feminist movement and catapulted its author into becoming an influential and controversial public figure.
The election is over, but our nation remains as divided as ever. In my view, however, the number one problem facing America today is not the deficit or unemployment or health care. It's family instability.
Don't be fooled that the gender gap -- the measurable difference in the way women and men vote for candidates and in the way they view political issues -- is disappearing. To the contrary, it is driving the 2012 election.
"Personhood" for zygotes cruelly subverts the very idea of a culture of life and potentially criminalizes every pregnant woman. Are you really cool with that? Even if you personally would not chose an abortion?
Who will pick up the mantle of this unabashed progressive voice in the House? Who will stand in Dennis Kucinich's place and demand that our government do the right thing by the People and the other nations of the world?
The thought of a tween girl having unprotected sex and then purchasing a medication to prevent pregnancy makes many people uncomfortable. No matter how well-meaning their concern might be, it is absolutely beside the point.
Workers who make less than a livable wage can't set aside savings for a rainy day, let alone a rainy year and counting. This problem is compounded for women by the fact that they work their whole lives at unequal pay.