Category Archives: Feminism

Making Big Investments in Little Things

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Recipe for Success: Making Big Investments in Little Things

President Obama created quite a stir last week with his comments regarding Moms who leave the workplace to stay home and raise children: “That’s not a choice we want Americans to make,” he said resolutely. His solution to the pesky problem of SAHMs? Taking more and more children out of their homes at younger and younger ages and placing them… Read more »

Stating the Obvious: Men and Women are Different

Neurological research has demonstrated what any two-year-old could tell you: Men and women are not identical in either nature or function.

Actress Kirsten Dunst made headline news last week for her comments concerning traditional gender roles. “I feel like the feminine has been a little undervalued,” she told Harper’s Bazaar UK. “We all have to get our own jobs and make our own money, but staying at home, nurturing, being the mother, cooking – it’s a valuable thing my mum created.”… Read more »

5 Distinguishing Marks of an Empowered Woman

Don't waste your girl power | a guide for using your feminine fortitude to its full advantage

We hear a lot about female empowerment these days…but how should we define it? What does an empowered woman really look like? Is she wealthy? Is she world-famous? Does she radiate prestige? Does she command the respect of her peers? Does she carry political clout? Is she her own woman? Completely autonomous? Answers to no one? Is girl power something… Read more »

5 Must-Read Books for Women Who Think

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One of my readers recently criticized me for promoting what she considers oppressive and archaic beliefs regarding marriage and motherhood. “Read something – anything – on feminism,” she pleaded. “Learn to respect yourself, then you can respect others.” Of course, this is a cleaned-up version of what she actually wrote. Her original comment was so riddled with expletives and venomous… Read more »

Confessions of a “Weaker Vessel”

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Well, I took a longer break from blogging than I intended, but my recent move was more labor intensive than I expected (primarily because I rejected my husband’s generous offers to hire movers to help us). I survived two major garage sales, countless trips to Goodwill, and what seemed like endless weeks of sorting, packing, and transferring what was left… Read more »

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