Category Opinion

Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Pippa Norris and Female Experts

I was reading the NPR ombudsman blog recently and there was a post about the lack of female experts and sources on NPR, supposedly the last bastion of objectivity and impartiality in the media which (unfortunately) means progressive these days. I’ve added a few links on the side for those regular readers who are keeping […]

Elena Kagan

Solicitor General Elena Kagan has been nominated, OFFICIALLY, to the Supreme Court to replace Justice Stevens and is now in her second day of Confirmation Hearings.  Now, doesn’t it seem odd that no one seems to be able to identify anything about her?  Perhaps, that is not such a bad thing.  The enemy, a.k.a. the […]

Independent Spirit Photo Contest

So, watching television, sometimes, has its virtues.  I learned watching the IFC channel, they’re hosting a photography contest.  It is called the Independent Spirit Photo Contest.  There are three categories: people, places, and everything else; and four judges.  Each judge hails from a magazine, two are photography magazines, PDN, and JPG, and one from Paper […]

Home Births, again.

I have written about home births before and I am going to write about it again. One, I seem to behind the boat about New York Magazine‘s little narrative about home births.  This is another reason why being subscribed to the print magazine doesn’t always cut it.  I had missed several responses (not all negative, […]

Health Care Reform

A lot has been on my mind of late:  The Tea Party, the Coffee party, the GOP, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Reps. Clyburn, Lewis, and Frank, reproductive health policies getting the short end of the stick, and reading the articles about people’s health care stories on The Nation.  I had considered submitting my own story. […]

The Laws

Maybe I am behind the times or a visionary, but if my web developing skills were of a level where I could design a search engine,  I would.  I would a design a search engine specific to the laws of the land.  Then, individuals like you and I who are literate with access to the […]

America’s Next Great Pundit Contest

As I was getting my daily dose of feministing.com, I ran across yesterday’s post by Jessica Valenti asking for support for one of their contributors, Courtney Martin, to win the Washington Post’s “America’s Next Great Pundit” contest.  Now don’t get me wrong, I love feministing.com, it is one of my favorite sites.  That’s why it’s […]

You Can NOT Be Serious!

I have never been a huge fan of Serena Williams (being an older sibling I always preferred Venus), but it’s interesting listening to the reactions to Serena’s outburst Saturday night and the days since.  McEnroe had deplorable behavior when he was playing in the ’80s.  Most found his behavior humorous which trivializes his abuse.  And, […]

Work

I was browsing the NYTimes and they’re asking for definitions of work.  Well, this came to mind: a poster I bought in high school which lives in my blue bedroom at my parent’s house: Because a woman’s work is never done. and is underpaid, or unpaid, or boring, or repetitious, and we’re the first to […]

Fall 2009

My favorite time of the year is right around the corner.  Fall.  While everything is dying, a surge of hope is rising.  Dying leaves reincarnate themselves into great bold fashion colors. Death equals new beginnings, right? I was on crutches through the Fall of last year unable to be THE Bryant Park groupie straining for […]