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I never thought I’d have to say this, but … does President Obama need to borrow one of Mitt Romney’s binders full of women? Recent appointments for Obama’s second-term cabinet shows a staggering lack of diversity. A now infamous photograph showing the President with his senior advisors – a room full of white men, lounging around in their best business casual – could just as well be a photo of poker night at the Hamptons, as at the Oval Office. Even sadder still, there is...
With over 37, 400 signatures and counting, New York writer Sabrina Lamb has succeeded in getting Oxygen to drop their heinous show proposal “All My Babies’ Mamas.” The cancelled show would have followed Atlanta rapper Shawty Lo and his eleven children with their ten mothers. The Parents Television Council said the show was “grotesquely irresponsible and exploitative.” When Lamb first saw a promotion for the program, her “blood curdled.” She was especially concerned with the embarrassment the children would face for entertainment’s sake. (Not to mention...
Planned Parenthood has released a new video as part of its Not in Her Shoes campaign, imploring viewers to set aside labels like “pro-choice” and “pro-life” when it comes to their ideas about abortion. We had a bit to say about this topic last week, as have many other sites and publications, feminist or otherwise. With so many Americans taking issue with these binary points of view, is does seem like the right moment to consider setting them aside while discussing America’s relationship with abortion.  The...
This week marks the release of The Heavy by Dara-Lynn Weiss, known popularly on the Web as “that horrible fat-shaming mother with the Vogue essay”. Weiss sent shockwaves of ire throughout the Internet last year when Vogue published her personal essay about dealing with her daughter Bea’s obesity in light of her own complicated feelings about food.  The essay, “Weight Watcher” was roundly criticized upon its publication. Internet commenters accused Weiss of humiliating her daughter and shamelessly cashing in on her condition. Jezebel called her “the...
Cute bracelets made from recycled metal and money that goes to a good cause? What's not to love! That's what Jessica Mindich, a former lawyer from New Jersey, was thinking when she started Jewelry for a Cause, a company that believes "purchasing jewelry could be guilt-free, even an act of philanthropy."  Having designed jewelry to increase awareness for Alzheimers and the shortage of drinking water in developing nations, this mother of two is now using her design talents to raise awareness for gun violence. She started...
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