Gender Issues

Women Rock: Revisiting the Rio Olympics

03/31/2017
Women Rock: Revisiting the Rio Olympics

A look back at the Rio Olympics for Women’s History Month highlights the power and importance of women’s achievements.

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I’m Ready for a Revolution Too

10/16/2016
I’m Ready for a Revolution Too

In sharing their stories of sexual assault, women have started changing the social order in which men can behave badly without consequence. Instead of armed revolt, I’m ready for a revolution in which women’s voices matter.

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Phyllis Schlafly: A Case Study in Oppression

09/12/2016
Phyllis Schlafly: A Case Study in Oppression

Many are saying the legacy of Phyllis Schlafly is one of leadership and determination but her true relevance is in how she dealt with being oppressed.

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Gender Politics

04/06/2016
Gender Politics

Hillary Clinton gets a lot of hate but that may be more because of her gender rather than her policy proposals. This could prevent other women from becoming politicians.

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The Leslie Knope of It All

02/19/2016
The Leslie Knope of It All

Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation is an amazing feminist character. Her love of government service, compassion, enthusiasm and champion of women make her a fabulous role model for all of us.

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Why Work-Family Balance is for Everyone

01/28/2016
Why Work-Family Balance is for Everyone

Work-family balance is a hot topic but part of the problem is how we frame it as an individual problem. If we focus on “having it all” as something that affects families and not just women, we have a better chance of effecting meaningful change

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Not for Ourselves Alone: The Need to Care

11/18/2015
Not for Ourselves Alone: The Need to Care

November 12th would have been the 200th birthday of Elizabeth Cady Stanton. In honor of her selflessness, Not for Ourselves Alone should become our motto too.

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Standing Up for Others: The Impact of Women in the Military

11/11/2015
Standing Up for Others: The Impact of Women in the Military

The military is a microcosm of American society, so their treatment of women in the military is important. The lifting of the ban on women serving in combat highlights how smoothly things change but also how far we have to go.

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Mother Blame: Psychology’s Shame

10/01/2015
Mother Blame: Psychology’s Shame

The field of psychology has much to answer for with regard to our work with mothers. Mother blame has been a huge mistake for us but we can do better.

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Fifty Shades of Grey: Let’s Talk about Sex

04/22/2015
Fifty Shades of Grey: Let’s Talk about Sex

Fifty Shades of Grey has spawned frank discussions about women’s sexuality. It is a complicated topic that needs a second look at both history and the future.

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