Posts tagged "girls"

The World Unites (Finally) to #BringBackOurGirls

The World Unites (Finally) to #BringBackOurGirls
After two weeks of paltry media coverage and government inertia, the world has come together to demand the safe return of more than 200 Nigerian girls abducted by Boko Haram on April 16. Through all of our clicks, shares, tweets, likes and comments, we are sending a loud and clear message to those in power and... Read more »

234 Girls Kidnapped & Forced to Marry, While the World Does Nothing #BringBackOurGirls

234 Girls Kidnapped & Forced to Marry, While the World Does Nothing #BringBackOurGirls
A Malaysian airliner carrying more than 200 passengers disappears. 26 countries come together, spending millions of dollars in an unprecedented search that continues today, almost two months later. More than 200 black girls in Africa are kidnapped from school and sold into marriage for $12. And the world does nothing. George Clooney gets engaged to... Read more »

Is Sheryl Sandberg's 'Ban Bossy' Campaign Bad for Boys?

Is Sheryl Sandberg's 'Ban Bossy' Campaign Bad for Boys?
After days of discussing, researching, arguing, reading and thinking about Sheryl Sandberg’s ‘Ban Bossy’ campaign I have to admit, I’m exhausted. And confused, because the one question that keeps popping into my head is: what about the boys? Oh no. I’m not actually going to defend men here, am I? After all, men are responsible for building... Read more »
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Should We Let Our Daughters Have Boyfriends?

At the gym the other day, I accidentally turned on the Real Housewives of Atlanta while on the elliptical (Oh who am I kidding, I know every single Housewife in every city; Damn you, Bravo). Nevertheless, RHOA is on, I’m watching it and two of the women are having a heated discussion about whether a... Read more »

Girls Season Three: Flawed & Self-Absorbed

Girls Season Three: Flawed & Self-Absorbed
I participated in a HuffPost Live segment about HBO’s “Girls” yesterday, where I learned it may soon become illegal in every state to criticize the show or its creator Lena Dunham. But I’ll take the risk, because someone has to dispel the notion that pointing out the flaws of this important and groundbreaking series means... Read more »

What's Wrong With Twerking? 33 Girls Suspended at Scripps Ranch High School

In San Diego this week, a group of girls from Scripps Ranch High School were suspended for “twerking” on school property. In case you’re living in a cave, like I apparently have been, you may not be familiar with this phenomenon. So what is twerking? It’s when a person, usually a woman, rapidly shakes her hips... Read more »
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Moms, Sex and Our Libidos: Do We Have It All Wrong?

It’s been about a month since our last conversation about moms and sex. And in that time I’m sure you’ve been keeping up with our three times a week challenge and having the craziest, wildest, messiest sex of your life with your significant other. Ha. That was funny, right? Here’s what I’ve discovered in the last few... Read more »

"Boys Will Be Boys" is a Load of Crap

"Boys Will Be Boys" is a Load of Crap
I’ve been to three kids’ events recently and the same thing has happened at each: the boys have been totally out of control. I’ll give you an example: at a birthday party, I watched in shock as a six-year-old boy happily shoved, punched, slammed, and pulverized the children around him while his mom chatted breezily... Read more »

Mamas and Beauty: Why Do We Judge So Harshly?

Mamas and Beauty: Why Do We Judge So Harshly?
Do you remember high school homecoming games? I do. Every December, with the crisp smell of late autumn in the air, the past year’s graduating class would reunite at the football stadium, and I would head over to evaluate who among the gals had cut their hair (super cool) and who had gained the dreaded... Read more »
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Team Bullied: Dear Daughter, I was Bullied

Team Bullied: Dear Daughter, I was Bullied
I’m publishing this piece to support the efforts of Carrie Goldman, author of the book Bullied and creator of Team Bullied, an online community where people can share their experiences and get support. Click here to participate. Dear Daughter, I was Bullied Dear Daughter, I’d like to tell you about an experience that changed my... Read more »