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28 09, 2011

5 Reasons Women Don’t Run for Office

By | September 28th, 2011|Changing the World, Democrats, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Republicans, Women in Politics|7 Comments

The White House Project.    She Should Run.   Take Your Seat.    Emerge America.   The 2012 Project. These are just a few of the groups that try hard -- really hard -- to find and recruit women to get into the arena with the political boys.  Their common goal is to train and motivate women [...]

26 08, 2011

Don’t Know What to Tell My Daughters on Women’s Equality Day

By | August 26th, 2011|Changing the World, Equal Pay, Feminism, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Moms & Politics, Women in Politics|2 Comments

  I sometimes use my experiences as PunditGirl's mother as a lens through which to view issues that are important to me.  But PunditGirl isn't the only daughter in my life.  I also have two adult step-daughters.  They don't need me much at this stage of the game -- they're women with their own professional [...]

11 08, 2011

My Book Mothers of Intention is Here!

By | August 11th, 2011|Changing the World, Democrats, Feminism, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Moms & Politics, Mothers of Intention, Republicans, Women in Politics|1 Comment

You've probably noticed that nice promo box I've got sitting at the top right section of this site mentioning that my book Mothers of Intention: How Women and Social Media are Revolutionizing Politics in America is for sale!  Yes!!  Finally, after two years of work, my book is really for sale!  But while I was [...]

10 08, 2011

Michele Bachmann and Newsweek

By | August 10th, 2011|Democrats, Feminism, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Republicans, Women in Politics|1 Comment

Many political observers thought that when Hillary Clinton gave us those 18 million cracks in the glass ceiling, that finally, FINALLY, women were going to be taken seriously as leaders.  Unfortunately, those in the media who are more concerned with selling ads in magazines, as well as perpetuating the myth that the little ladies just [...]

10 07, 2011

Betty Ford: Stealth Feminist and Role Model

By | July 10th, 2011|Changing the World, Feminism, Moms & Politics, Republicans, Women in Politics|6 Comments

If someone were to ask you for your list of top political feminists, former First Lady Betty Ford would probably not be on that hit parade. But she should be. Betty Ford passed away last week at the age of 93, a woman best known for being the wife of President Gerald Ford who was [...]

29 06, 2011

Five Pieces of Advice for Michele Bachmann from Hillary Clinton

By | June 29th, 2011|Moms & Politics, Presidential Campaigns, Republicans, Women in Politics|8 Comments

I know Michele Bachmann and Hillary Clinton are at complete opposite ends of the political spectrum, but now that the congresswoman from Minnesota has made her 2012 presidential bid official, she should prepare herself for the inevitable increased amount of media sexism and go to school on Clinton's 2008 experiences. "Flake" and "balloon head" are [...]

1 06, 2011

As Bachmann & Palin Shift Into Overdrive, Can We Steer Clear of “Catfight?”

By | June 1st, 2011|Democrats, Feminism, Moms & Politics, Republicans, Women in Politics|2 Comments

With the rollout of Sarah Palin’s East Coast bus tour extravaganza and Michele Bachmann’s near-announcement on Good Morning America that she’ll announce her presidential candidacy in Iowa in June, analysts are wondering, “Will they or won’t they?”  Is there enough political bandwidth for two dynamic Republican women on the road to the White House or [...]

12 05, 2011

What I’m Reading Today …

By | May 12th, 2011|Changing the World, Feminism, Making Our Political Voices Heard|0 Comments

Got a few minutes to read?  Here are some links that are more than worth your while today: Don't give up your day job, says Cleveland Plain Dealer columnist Connie Schultz.  She knows what's she's talking about on this one when you're a career gal who just happens to be married to a politician. Speaking [...]

30 04, 2011

Mothers of Intention: To Be Tough on Crime, Do You Invest in Prisons or Preschools?

By | April 30th, 2011|Changing the World, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Moms & Politics, Mothers of Intention|1 Comment

American moms aren't the only ones who get all fired up about politics.  With Canadian elections coming up next week, mothers up north are voicing their views on what's happening in their country.  I'm excited to have as my guest Mother of Intention Annie from PhD in Parenting -- a woman many of us know [...]

26 04, 2011

Debbie Wasserman Schultz: To the New York Times, a Mom Before All Else

By | April 26th, 2011|Changing the World, Democrats, Feminism, Moms & Politics, Women in Politics|8 Comments

As the author of Mothers of Intention: How Women and Social Media are Revolutionizing Politics in America, I know there's a powerful connection between one's motherhood experiences and political inspiration.  Having said that, there's a big difference between parenting experiences as a political motivator and being a woman politician who is defined by the media [...]

21 04, 2011

Michele Bachmann: Silly Balloon Head or Serious as a Heart Attack?

By | April 21st, 2011|Democrats, Feminism, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Moms & Politics, Presidential Campaigns, Republicans, Women in Politics|5 Comments

I don't like Sarah Palin or Michele Bachmann as potential 2012 presidential candidates.  No big surprise there.  But I like Charles Krauthammer as a pundit even less, especially when he takes the easy way out on an argument.  So when he jumps on the Karl Rove bandwagon of bad-mouthing women candidates because they're not "serious" [...]

28 03, 2011

Teaching All Our Daughters About Geraldine Ferraro

By | March 28th, 2011|Democrats, Feminism, Moms & Politics, Republicans, Women in Politics|3 Comments

As many news outlets reported on the death of Geraldine Ferraro -- the first woman ever to be placed as a vice-presidential candidate on a major national ticket, the voices of politically conservative women were conspicuous by their absence. Sarah Palin, to her credit, did send condolences via her Facebook page (not the most personal [...]

31 01, 2011

Sarah Palin Moratorium? I'm Not With Dana Milbank on This One

By | January 31st, 2011|Democrats, Moms & Politics, Republicans, Women in Politics|7 Comments

No Sarah Palin news for a whole month.?  Ahhhh. Sounds sort of heavenly, doesn't it? No videos from her Alaskan home television studio.  No reports of her playing the victim.  No stories of the obscene sums of money her PAC has raised. No mentions of her reality show reruns.  Sort of like a tropical vacation [...]

6 01, 2011

Breastfeeding Moms Equal Capitol Hill Bipartisanship

By | January 6th, 2011|Democrats, Moms & Politics, Republicans|1 Comment

Networking in non-traditional settings is nothing new for women. When our husbands think we're just hanging out with the girls or managing the soccer game and birthday party schedules for our kids, we know that those relationships can be, and usually are, much more than just lost time. So when I read a recent New [...]

1 11, 2010

Five Things for Politicians to Remember About Women Voters on Election Day

By | November 1st, 2010|Changing the World, Democrats, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Moms & Politics, Republicans, Women in Politics|1 Comment

For the last year and a half, I've been working on a book about the increasing involvement of mothers in the world of politics as a result of our new social media world.  When I submitted my manuscript (what feels like a decade ago!), few were really writing about or analyzing the idea of motherhood [...]

26 10, 2010

Year of the Republican Woman? Not.

By | October 26th, 2010|Democrats, Republicans, Women in Politics|16 Comments

So we've heard a LOT about "The Year of the Republican Woman." Conservative gals have been saying loudly and proudly that 2010 would be their year to take the country by storm, at least when it comes to electoral politics, and show us liberal Democrats a thing or two! Sarah Palin embraced the idea by [...]

13 08, 2010

What’s Worse — When the Media Mock Political Women or Ignore Them?

By | August 13th, 2010|Changing the World, Democrats, Feminism, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Moms & Politics, Republicans, Women in Politics|5 Comments

The media love to mock women in the political world by using sexist terms that demean us and make us out to be something not worthy of serious consideration.   We saw that time and time again during the 2008 presidential election as talking heads not-so-subtly suggested that Hillary Clinton was only a viable candidate for [...]

28 04, 2010

Talk Amongst Yourselves

By | April 28th, 2010|Equal Pay, Feminism, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Women in Politics|0 Comments

It's down to the wire with the Mothers of Intention manuscript --  = : O -- so here are a few things I thought you'd like while I'm burning the midnight oil: In case you missed it, check out the NEWSWEEK story about the 40th anniversary of the gender discrimination lawsuit filed against it by [...]