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Kate Fridkis

BIO

Taking My Body for A Walk

Kate Fridkis | Posted July 2, 2012

I wondered if I shouldn't have dressed my body in something so revealing. Maybe it wasn't the right body for that. It didn't have a lot of the things bodies that look sexy in revealing things have.
Clare Winterton

BIO

Jessica Simpson and the Acceptable 'Shape' of Modern Motherhood

Clare Winterton | Posted July 2, 2012

As Jessica Simpson celebrates the birth of a healthy baby, the media is already salivating about her post-baby weight-loss regime. It's time to pause and ask where our obsession with eradicating the physical evidence of pregnancy has come from.
Soraya Chemaly

BIO

No Mother's Day: Every 90 Seconds a Woman Dies Becoming a Mother

Soraya Chemaly | Posted July 2, 2012

Every 90 seconds, somewhere in the world, a woman dies from a pregnancy-related complication. This isn't just a "third world" problem. The United States currently ranks 50th in the world for maternal health. It is safer to give birth in Bosnia or Kuwait than in California.
Emma Gray

BIO

'Friends'' Monica Geller Was A 'Slut' And A 'Trollop,' According To NBC's Former West Coast President

Emma Gray | Posted July 2, 2012

Slut, whore, trollop? Since these aren't words that I'd use to describe any woman -- and since no one has used the word "trollop" since approximately 1907 -- it's easy to understand why Kauffman and her team would have been so furious.
Claire Charness

BIO

G(irls)20 Summit-Empowering Girls and Women Is Key to Economic Growth

Claire Charness | Posted July 2, 2012

If you help a young girl or woman find the confidence and the belief in her, she will break barriers in the future, both in an economic and political environment and in all areas of her life.
The Levo League

BIO

Master the Art of the Fresh Start: Networking Commandments for New Grads

The Levo League | Posted July 2, 2012

The bad news: You have to start from scratch. The good news: You have to start from scratch.
Lisa Hickman

BIO

Mary, Martha and the Masters

Lisa Hickman | Posted July 2, 2012

What would Jesus do at the Masters? For Luke, the story of Mary and Martha is the answer to that question. While the reception history of this text has relegated it to the kitchen, the original intent of Luke was much more revolutionary.
Women & Co

BIO

8 Cardinal Rules for Enterprising Entrepreneurs

Women & Co | Posted July 2, 2012

Every day, at work and at home, we weigh competing demands and opportunities. It's not only difficult but can be overwhelming at times. Sound familiar? Try having a focusing question to create clarity.
Lisa Solod

BIO

The Fake Fight Between Women and How It Will Hurt Us All

Lisa Solod | Posted July 2, 2012

We make our own decisions with our partners, if we have them, alone if we do not, and we must be willing to bear the consequences. Most of the kids will turn out fine. Some won't. The best thing we can do is learn when to let go and let them take responsibility for their own paths.
Twesigye Jackson Kaguri

BIO

A Mother's Day Tribute for Women in Need

Twesigye Jackson Kaguri | Posted July 2, 2012

Happy Mother's Day to every mother on this planet. We acknowledge your sacrifice, your hardships and your undying love. We only hope that we can give back a fraction of what you have given to us.
Michelle Persad

BIO

Like Mother, Like Daughter?

Michelle Persad | Posted July 2, 2012

I don't even mind that some people, when informed that I'm my mother's child, might think I'm adopted. I don't mind that it looks like she chose me.
Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D.

BIO

For Expectant Mothers, Chagas Disease Is Cause for Concern

Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D. | Posted July 2, 2012

For expectant mothers, what makes Chagas disease especially harmful is that it can be passed to their unborn children, causing highly lethal congenital infections. However, few obstetricians are trained to recognize the signs of Chagas disease.
Alison DeNisco

BIO

My Grandmother Gave Me Sex Advice -- But There Was Much More To It Than That

Alison DeNisco | Posted July 2, 2012

The first time I read the now-famous sex letter she sent me, I was shocked and amused at her amazing openness and took it as a gesture of love. She truly wanted to help guide me in the only way she knew how.
Lisa Belkin

BIO

When A Daughter Wants Her Nose Pierced

Lisa Belkin | Posted July 2, 2012

Pierced ears? Pierced nose? Nose ring? Intricate tattoos? Where are your parenting lines?
Marie Marley

BIO

Leeza Gibbons: Passionate Champion of Alzheimer's Caregivers

Marie Marley | Posted July 2, 2012

One evening Leeza Gibbons, the celebrated radio and TV personality, was out to dinner with her mother. When they went to her home, which her mother had visited hundreds of times, she said, "This is such a beautiful place. Is there a room for me here?" Her mother had dementia.
Nancy Alvarez

BIO

We Still Earn Less

Nancy Alvarez | Posted July 2, 2012

Rachel Maddow appeared on Meet The Press this past Sunday, where she tried to open a discussion about creating a policy nationwide to deal with the discrepancy between the wages women earn and those that men do. Unfortunately, Republican Strategist and CNN Contributor Alex Castellanos didn't want to...
Barbara Lee

BIO

New Messages to Bolster Female Candidates -- and the U.S. -- on the World Stage

Barbara Lee | Posted July 2, 2012

This year has the potential to be a significant one for women in the Senate: 2012 has the highest number of incumbent women up for re-election and plenty of women working to break into the historically male-dominated body.
Natasha Scripture

BIO

Peacock Men

Natasha Scripture | Posted July 2, 2012

So what if he seemed to strut, not walk, around in his fancy leather jacket? Or zoom around town in his brand new Porsche, which was only the color of the Mediterranean Sea at dusk?
Blair Bowie

BIO

Why Women Should Wage War on Big Money in Politics

Blair Bowie | Posted July 2, 2012

It's said that there are two types of power: people and money. However, those two are not weighted equally. So despite being a coveted "voting bloc," as long as women earn less than men, we lack the political power to even control the conversation about our own "issues."
Deborah J. Vagins

BIO

The State of Women's Rights: 2012 or 1963?

Deborah J. Vagins | Posted July 2, 2012

I find it surprising that, in 2012, presidential candidates and pundits are debating issues so central -- and so seemingly settled -- to women's equality.
Eleanore S. Wells

BIO

Divorce Envy

Eleanore S. Wells | Posted July 2, 2012

In our very modern society, a wife is held in high esteem, a divorcee gets credit for trying and people just feel sorry for the always-single woman who's never gotten a man to say "I do."
Toni Nagy

BIO

BlogHer Takes On The Truth About Women and Politics

Toni Nagy | Posted July 2, 2012

The more alienated we feel from each other, the easier we are to manipulate and distract.
Malcolm Harris

BIO

Operation Fit and Fabulous: Introducing THE ABINATOR

Malcolm Harris | Posted October 11, 2012

You see, in the fashion world there is always someone telling you to suck something in, suck something up or surgically suck something out. But today, all of this is about to change. And I've decided to start with the Holy Grail of body betterment -- the abs.
Lori McCoy

BIO

Mother's Day: 5 Tech Gifts Mom Will Love

Lori McCoy | Posted July 2, 2012

Let MOM be the person pushing the buttons when she is learning. If you take her computer or device and punch all the buttons yourself, I promise you she won't learn and thing and she won't use them.
Tanya Enberg

BIO

Baby and the Breast

Tanya Enberg | Posted July 2, 2012

I am not rattled by women breastfeeding wherever they find convenient. The obstacle is my own self-image as a sexual being -- a gal who has long enjoyed her body for reasons that have nothing to do with babies.
Dr. Steve Rosenberg

BIO

'And She Walked Happily Ever After'

Dr. Steve Rosenberg | Posted July 2, 2012

Finding a pair of shoes in your closet that will last all day on your feet without making you miserable is often a daunting task. Using these helpful tips can now make your life much easier.
Stacey Platt and Sarah Hayon

BIO

Spring Cleaning: Stop Paper Clutter In 3 Steps

Stacey Platt and Sarah Hayon | Posted October 11, 2012

Create this three-tiered system to keep papers organized and moving across your desk. 1. In-box. This is a place to capture miscellaneous documents that have not yet been organized, including mail to read, invitations to respond to, forms to fill out, etc. Evaluate the contents of your in-box each...
Marianne Mollmann

BIO

A Year After Weinergate, What Have We Learned?

Marianne Mollmann | Posted July 2, 2012

Guys: If you find yourself about to snap a picture of your junk, ask yourself if that really is your best side, and if you wouldn't rather be known for who you are.