You Go Girl: A Reflection on Sheryl Sandberg’s New Book, Lean In

About a month ago, I decided that, instead of talking about Sheryl Sandberg’s new book Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, (and enthusiastically recommending that other people read it because “it was so important”), that I should take my own advice and read it myself. So I did. And I am so glad. Truly. There is a lot here. Continue reading You Go Girl: A Reflection on Sheryl Sandberg’s New Book, Lean In

No Legislation Without Fat And Female Representation

Unless you’ve been living under a lovely rock this week (and I would love to crawl under there with you), you’ve heard about the Congressional investigation into the Affordable Care Act’s birth control mandate spearheaded by Congressman Issa.

Here’s an image showing who was allowed to speak. Continue reading No Legislation Without Fat And Female Representation

Crosspost: Who Makes the News

Friend of Persephone RedLightPolitics has generously allowed us to crosspost her content from Tumblr, and I couldn’t resist this post.  I had been working on an idea to count the number of women vs. the number of men mentioned by name in the aggregate site I use, http://popurls.com/, and I think her piece, analyzing the GMMP (Global Monitoring Project) report on gender representation in the news is fantastic.   If you’re a Tumblr(er?) she’s worth following, if not you can still swing by her blog for a serious case of enlightenment.   In the meantime, here’s her expert analysis. Continue reading Crosspost: Who Makes the News

Women of the Supreme Court

A few years ago I realized that I could name more Duggar children than members of the Supreme Court.  I decided to change that and tried to do some research on the history of the SCOTUS, but it didn’t take long before I was bored and moved on to other pursuits.  But, with the SCOTUS being back in session I thought it might be time to take a closer look at the women on the Supreme Court. Continue reading Women of the Supreme Court