Monthly Archives: November 2008

Family Values?

For anyone who occasionally reads this blog, you might have noticed that I tend to have a passion when it comes to supporting issues that support women with families. Having a child ended up being a big shock for me. Not so much in the it changes-your-life-as-you-know-it way (although there was quite a bit of […]

What About Her Mind?

Of all the things that an intelligent woman writer could say about Michelle Obama, this one chose to focus on her butt: http://www.salon.com/mwt/feature/2008/11/18/michelles_booty/ While I understand the point she is making about the ideal for feminine beauty in the United States being altered by who is in power, and I can appreciate the celebration for […]

More Analysis on Sexism and the Election

Following the news about Hillary Clinton’s possible nomination as Secretary of State has done nothing to cure my election obsession, so for those of you who are in a similar boat, here’s a great article from the fabulous Hannah Seligson, summing up the 2008 election: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122727851066847919.html

Bite Me

In case you’ve been buried under a rock lately, you may have missed the latest pop culture hit for girls and women all over the U.S. – the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer. Featuring a teenage girl who falls in love with a fellow student at her high school only to find out he’s a […]

Women, Girls, Ladies

Recently the Women’s Center brought in some awesome panelists (Courtney Martin, Gloria Feldt, Kristal Brent Zook, and Maria Teresa Petersen) to talk about intergenerational feminism with their Women, Girls, Ladies panel and to honor the first director of the Women’s Center, Ruth Margolin. Because we’re completely shameless, we’d love to share some of the comments […]

Women’s Commission?

With the election done and out of the way, many people are looking forward to what our new president will be able to do in office. The National Council for Research on Women requested of its readers and bloggers what things they thought President-Elect Obama needed to do for women once he was in office: […]

Random Articles We’ve Been Reading

This past week was a rather busy one for us in the Women’s Center, so we didn’t get around to posting. Below are links to articles we’ve been reading. For the election-obsessed: http://www.salon.com/mwt/feature/2008/10/30/nightly_newswomen/ (great piece by Rebecca Traister @ Salon on how the campaign has changed the face of news) http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2008/oct/24/women-sarahpalin (fascinating article on why there hasn’t […]