Pro-Choice! Pro-Life! Um, how about Pro-Voice?

Aspen Baker and Pro-Voice Abortion

Personally have never understood the over-politicization of the abortion topic, especially because it’s inherently ironic that decisions about women’s bodies can be dictated in a political arena, which is predominantly old white men with money.  Now there’s this: Pro-voice means listening to all… Continue Reading

West Virginia ain’t a great place to be a woman, it seems

Status of Women By State V2

From here, which is in turn from here:  Then there’s this: This confirms basically every stereotype about the white, elitist Northeast as compared to the back-water, hick-ish South and Southeast. West Virginia, Arkansas, and Mississippi seem particularly egregious in this… Continue Reading

1992-2006, mortality rates for women rose in 42.8% of U.S. counties. For men? 3.4% of counties.

White Women Mortality Rates Opioids

Think about this: for the most part, people are living longer — except, perhaps, African-American men in Mississippi — but yet, U.S. women aged 15 to 54 are dying at a very high rate. This Washington Post article, where I first came… Continue Reading

Santa Fe is the best place to own a business as a woman

Santa Fe Great For Women-Owned Businesses

Aside from the whole “They may have limited access to water” concept, New Mexico is a place everyone should consider moving in the next eight years — and especially women who want to own their own business. This comes from NerdWallet, who… Continue Reading

Dichotomy: Women have tons of decision-making power at the family level, almost none at the business level

Glass Ceiling Makes No Sense

Here’s The New York Times being “goofy” and comparing the number of companies run by guys named John (just the name John) to the number of companies run by women at all. It’s maybe a little bit awkward at parts, but… Continue Reading

Can you truly slut-shame without knowing what a slut is?

I was at a wedding last November and in the midst of a conversation at the cocktail hour, a woman told me that she used to have a good relationship with her mother-in-law until said MIL “slut-shamed” her daughter. I… Continue Reading

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If you’re emotional at work, will that kill your career?

Showing emotions at work

This is a pretty nuanced issue, and I’m not sure I’m going to give it the most comprehensive treatment available (simply because there are huge gaps in own knowledge), so I’ll try to keep this (comparatively) brief as a potential… Continue Reading

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Wendy Davis is pro-life, pro-choice, an international figure, and trailing by double digits for Texas Governor

Above is the filibuster that made her famous. Thing is, as some would argue, Wendy Davis won the battle, and Rick Perry won the war. Now, months later, she’s writing a memoir and running for Governor of Texas in 2014 (more on… Continue Reading