Ruby Karp →
May I say that the tumblr of this lovely 11-year-old girl is positive, kind, fun, silly, and oh so hopeful for the next generation? Ok, thank you, I will. Homegirl is all about supporting other girls, hates only on putdowns and unkindness, laughs at mouse in sombrero instead of making fun of others. Is confident, creative, bold, fabulous. Get it, Ruby.
This year I am so very thankful for my girlfriends. My girlfriends inspire me, teach me, listen to me, and love me. I am grateful to be surrounded and supported by these amazing women: SMS, you are my nurse, my granny, and my cheerleader. I respect and admire how long and hard you worked to find the career that was right for you. You know who you are. You are so good to your friends and family. I...
Michelle as Marilyn →
Video of Michelle Williams preparing to play Marilyn Monroe. Michelle is killing it. In the good way. Check the black and white shot at 1:35.
All the Single Ladies →
Kate Bolick’s article in The Atlantic is well-worth the long read if you’re pondering gender and marriage. She summarizes a lot of the important, current dialogue of feminism: what is the new shape of marriage? are there enough suitable male partners for the modern, successful woman? why is the 1960s marriage widely seen as the marriage model anyway? can single be enough? Kate’s...
Could Women Have Saved Penn State? →
I heard Bill Mahar have jokingly make this argument on his show. He was joking about the abuse scandals in the Catholic church and on the Penn State football team, and said that the common link was that there were no women involved in the organizations! “Any institution where there’s no women around—like the Church, like football, like the Middle East, like fraternities—things go to shit,” he...
One of the Guys →
College student Jamie Keiles’ story about being a tomboy kind of girl hanging out with her dude friends, and now lady friends. About girls being catty or intimidating, about the appeal of being the girl in the boys’ club, and about people bein’ people aside from gender. Overcoming the idea that girl was synonymous with catty or dramatic or gossipy was a definite struggle. In the...
I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.– Louisa May Alcott
Female Comedians, Breaking the Taste-Taboo Ceiling →
A new generation of female comedians, including Sarah Silverman, Whitney Cummings and Amy Schumer, is able to push the taboo threshold higher than men can.
This woman is resilient, spunky, smart! The interview and footage of Gabby’s recovery made me cry. The overwhelming feeling of the video is inspiration: to be an amazing woman, to make an amazing marriage like the Giffords have, to be grateful, to be brave.
The Office's Mindy Kaling on Why You Need a Man,... →
I endorse 80% of this. Favorite: Men know what they want. Men own alarm clocks. Men sleep on a mattress that isn’t on the floor. Men buy new shampoo instead of adding water to a nearly empty bottle of shampoo. Men make reservations. Men go in for a kiss without giving you some long preamble about how they’re thinking of kissing you. Men wear clothes that have never been worn by anyone else...
Tara Sonenshine as Head of Diplomacy →
I’ve had many conversations with level-headed men and women friends about feminism, women in business, women in politics, gender equality, and this blog which have ended in this place: “But women are emotional. They shouldn’t have to repress their emotions and feelings and their nature is just better suited to the home. And maybe teaching, maybe nursing. It’s not that...
la paulatique: another letter about ambiguity →
my girl. pesha: dear nmq, i’m not sure if i ever told you about the summers he and i would spend apart. we were together for many years, during some of the most formative years of a person’s life. so some summers, we would “take a break.” we were scared to miss out on experiences. we were young. no one understood it, but it always felt like the right thing to do. and we always came back to...
Women Legislators in the Next Elections →
Women in the Senate: 17 women in our 100 person Senate representing the female 52% of the U.S. population Only 64 women in both houses of Congress Women and the economy: we are more often heads of household and own a growing portion of small businesses Fewer women run for office Women’s issues discussed in recent and relevant legislation: Medicare (women live longer than men), head of...
On the fist day of Sociology 101 in 2002, Professor Evans asked everyone in our class to look down at how our legs were positioned as we sat. She asked the women if we had our legs crossed, and asked the men if their legs were open. I think she may have asked the same about our arms. The conclusion was overwhelmingly that the women sat with legs crossed, arms close to our bodies. She said we were...
Yummy Women and Orgs to Follow on Twitter
@SeeJaneDo @RepresentPledge @Rosie @NobelWomen @HRClinton @1NatalieMaines
I don’t know if I continue even today, always liking myself. But what I learned...– Maya Angelou
The Concerns Of Mindy Kaling: Things I Bought That... →
Ambition in women is not rewarded all the time, and in this documentary, it is celebrated. theconcernsofmindykaling: A year and a half ago I started writing a book that comes out today. I am so terrified, you guys. Not because I don’t think the book is great-– which it really is, I swear-– but because it is the first thing I’ve ever done creatively that is 100% me. There hasn’t been a...