Kids And Divorce,
Talking To Kids About Divorce,
January has been dubbed "divorce month" -- and with good reason. It shows a higher number of divorce filings than any other month. Why? Because people aren't usually in a big hurry to call it quits -- and tell their kids -- right before the family-est time of the year.
The Labor Department's Hall of Honor recognizes men and women -- like Cesar Chavez, Helen Keller and the Workers of the Memphis Sanitation Strike -- who have made invaluable contributions to the welfare of American workers.
Best Lesbian Erotica,
Best Lesbian Erotica 2014,
Best Lesbian Erotica 2014 Ella Boureau,
Best Lesbian Erotica 2014 Ella Boureau Censorship,
Cleis Press Best Lesbian Erotica 2014 Ella Boureau,
Cleis Press Ella Boureau,
Cleis Press Ella Boureau Censorship,
Gay Voices News
In June I sent out a story to be considered for Best Lesbian Erotica 2014, but I could not have imagined the tangled internal politics that would ensue. That fight is emblematic of a broader schism in the queer community, one that calls up all the old questions of assimilation vs. liberation.
We need to explain to our daughters that a boyfriend who cuts her off from friends and family is not a good man. We have to make our teens understand that punching a wall or name-calling can lead to violence. It is never OK to go alone to visit a depressed or aggressive ex. Parental advice can save lives.
Gay Best Friend,
Vamping down the runway in their clodhopper high heels, those reckless, ironic drag queens appeared as beacons to me, fur-coat aunties from somewhere in my spiritual family tree. What a little pioneer of gender dysphoria I was.
News. What is "news," really? I believe news is a beacon of justice, illuminating the dark corners of the Earth. I believe that news is a powerful stallion of justice, galloping across this great, fragrant, fertile land. I know news. So I took a look at some of the top "news" stories I saw on Huffington Post to see just how newsy you are.
Right To Marry,
Right To Vote,
On the surface, it's a fantastic thing. It's always a fantastic thing when one more positive first for any target identity is achieved. But as an 18-year-old female going to college today and expecting to head into the job market myself in the near future, it's also disappointing.
People are social animals: it's in our nature to crave approval from those around us, and it's only normal to want to be accepted -- and, more than that, admired. In this image-obsessed society, it makes sense that we'd want to get an idea of what others see when they look at us. Are we pretty, or are we ugly?
Joan: Quartered Fifteen minutes to read the morning news Fifteen minutes to listen -- oh! To listen! To Massanet. Fifteen minutes to transform under steamy stream of shower Fifteen minutes to talk to my daughter. Quartered Into pieces life divided Cut up sliced...
I refuse to pretend that we are perfect parents and that the sun is always shining in our house. Sometimes it's not. And that's OK.
Death &Amp; Dying,
Stage 4 Cancer,
What Not To Say To Someone With Cancer,
I didn't like being the benchmark for which "strong" was based. Rather, I just wanted to be "Debbie": normal, cancer-free and worrying about which pre-natal vitamins to take, not what chemo won't make me vomit, mortality and, worst, not being able to have kids of my own.
By focusing so much on these constructs of birth and breastfeeding and smacking the labels "progressive" or "feminist" on them, we're once again defining ourselves by our bodies and how they operate.
Average Penis Size,
Sex Before a Fight,
This Vs That,
Because talking about sex is so often frowned upon, especially at Thanksgiving dinner, with your wife's mother, myths, mysteries, half truths and lies continue to infect popular discourse. Here now, we investigate 5 sex urban legends and reveal the facts.
We don't live at a time when fat is considered beautiful by the mainstream, so we have to fight to make people realize the beauty in it. And fighting is never easy, but it's worth it.
What will happen when her company hits a rough patch? And how will she ever exercise genuine authority if she thinks she has to hide behind a mask to appear powerful?
Passage Of Time,
What is this about? Is it stubborn denial? Do we all still think of ourselves as 18? The aches in my back, weakness in my knee and wrinkles on my face all speak to my actual age. As do the, you know, children. And yet. And still.
It's important to remember that human trafficking and modern slavery is not just a crime committed by a criminal against his or her victim.
Female Tech Entrepreneurs,
Girls In Stem,
I've judged plenty of business plan competitions, but this one was special; over half the finalists were women entrepreneurs. Yes, women... technology... entrepreneurs.
Either my husband is the hardest person on the planet to shop for (it's probably this), or my gifts give off the vibe of being an assignment.
Toys and gender have been a pretty hot topic lately, with various movements to de-gender segregate the toy aisle gaining momentum on both sides of the Atlantic. Enter GoldieBlox. The toy's creator has been very vocal about the fact that GoldieBlox was designed to "disrupt the pink aisle." Instead, it does anything but.
Jennifer Siebel Newsom,
Many other nations have elected women presidents so why not the U.S.? What will it take to chart the conditions to achieve that milestone?
HuffPost Aspen Institute,
New Yorker Festival,
Women In Tech,
Women In Business,
Our world views shrink as we see the same people talking about the same topics, again and again. We're both experiencing and seeing evidence of a growing event fatigue, with little on the horizon to replace the meaning and intellectual nourishment that a great gathering can provide. There are ways to buck this trend.