Hillary Clinton Says Stop Focusing On Your Deficits

At the Massachusetts Conference for Women last week, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (whom I met backstage!) said something that really resonated for me, and I suspect for many of the mogul, mom and maids I’ve met in the last year. Clinton said, “Sometimes we women focus too much on our deficits.” Ain’t it the truth?...more

6 Tips for Creating Your Own Paycheck Fairness Act

If we can’t get our elected officials to help us close the gender based wage gap, we’ll have to do it ourselves. On Monday, the Senate failed to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, yet again. The bill needed 60 votes but fell short 52-40 with every Democrat voting aye and every Republican voting no. Two independent Senators split their votes....more

Hey, Dance Teacher! Parents Work!

My cell phone rang yesterday at 3pm. I was in a meeting so I didn’t pick up the voicemail until 3:45. The message was from my daughter’s dance instructor. She was letting me know that my daughter’s 6pm Thursday dance class, was changing to a 5pm Thursday dance class, effective that night. In one hour and 15 minutes. Really? What if, like me, my husband took a 6:15 train home from the city?...more
@disenchant I can't imagine having a kid under 10 having a 7 pm class. When do they sleep?more

Ignorant Legislator of the Week: Todd Akin on "Legitimate Rape"

During a television interview this past weekend, Akin explained his anti-abortion stance and why he doesn’t support exceptions in the case of rape. Said Akin of pregnancies resulting from rape, “It seems to me first of all from what I understand from doctors, that’s really rare. If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” ...more
I don't understand how anyone has the right to dictate what decision a person ...more