The past year in many ways has been a very good one in our country’s fight to end violence against women. Last fall, there was intense outcry following the release of the elevator video showing Baltimore Raven’s running back Ray Rice punching his then fiancée. Following that watershed moment, President Obama and Vice President Biden launched a powerful It’s On Us campaign … [Read more...] about From Mayweather to Ray Rice: Decoding Sports Media’s Bias Against Women
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Once upon a time you were fascinated by politics, intra-office warfare, tummy control slips, and how to dump a frenemy... and then, voila! You had a baby and you entered a new subculture where everyone talks about store-bought versus homemade baby food, the best playgroups and the alpha moms who stalk the playground making certain their child is constantly happy.However, when … [Read more...] about The Modern Mom’s Guide to Party Small Talk
Would you rather talk to your teen daughter about her sex life or her weight? If you chose the former, you're not alone: a study by WebMD showed that nearly 22% of parents are uncomfortable discussing the dangers of being overweight with their kids, compared to only 12% of parents who feel uncomfortable discussing sex with their teenager. This study jives with my … [Read more...] about What’s Scarier Than The Sex Talk? Talking About Food & Weight!
Handicapped Parking for Autistics I recently got into a spirited conversation with a couple other AutMoms regarding autism and whether or not people with autism should get handicapped placards. What is the issue? I responded to a Facebook post which was a page from an AutDad's blog. The post was about getting handicapped parking for autistic children. In the first … [Read more...] about Handicapped Parking for Autistics
I got into an argument with a guy recently concerning the reasons why it feels so disorienting to do a somersault when you get older. I know, I’m “that” dinner party guest. He claimed it had to do with the aging process of your ears and the crystals that inhabit the ear canal. I agreed that his claim had adequate standing, but only as a consequence of a deeper root cause, … [Read more...] about Risky Business: Getting To The Core