What is the Point, Christina Aguilera?

October 20, 2012 0

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It is also Domestic Violence Awareness Month as well as more than a dozen other designations: Adopt a Shelter Dog Month American Pharmacist Month Apple Jack Month Awareness Month […]

7 inches. 35 minutes. STOP IT!

October 8, 2012 0

Yesterday, one of my daughter’s friends posted: ‘8 inches. 25 minutes:)’ on her Facebook status. The boys in her class kept commenting and trying to figure out what it meant and with every comment, the […]

Education in America: We Suck

October 5, 2012 0

This image of high school students from Coral Springs, Florida says it all:   Playing right into the stereotypes of dumb cheerleaders, this protest photo was posted online in the UK and on television and […]


September 20, 2012 0

This story is seven years old, but it definitely deserves retelling. Before Mkombozi had her given name, she was barely known in a small village just outside Nairobi, Kenya. She lived inside a shed, having […]

How Powerful are Women? We’ll See…

September 10, 2012 0

Whenever women make strides into powerful positions, there are a number of people ready to demean them in order to minimize their influence. The lack of respect from political pundits on both sides is destructive, […]

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