Category Archives: Girl stuff

Why can’t a woman be more like a man?

ST_2015-01-14_women-leadership-0-01As far as top leadership positions go, we mean. Patricia Arquette spent part of her Oscar acceptance speech talking about gender equality. Hillary Clinton just gave a speech out in Silicon Valley discussing it.

new Pew Research Center poll explores why there aren’t more women in management, or in top political jobs.

How are you going to pass legislation that directly affects women…

…if you don’t know how their lady-parts work?Male Politician Thinks that Your Vagina and Stomach are Connected

During a recent House State Affairs Committee meeting, Idaho Rep. Vito Barbieri asked if a woman could swallow a camera so that her doctor could make diagnoses on her who-has. The hearing was on a bill that would have banned doctors from prescribing abortion-inducing medication via telemedicine. The bill was approved and now goes to the full state House.

Rep. Barbieri (bless his heart) later said the question was rhetorical. Barbieri sits on a board at a crisis pregnancy center in northern Idaho.

Will you be watching the Oscars? Then #AskHerMore

You can read more here.

What do tampons have to do with technology?

I am so happy these young women are in the world.

Hey! Did you know that men can lactate?

indexEvidently they can, and a court used that extremely rare circumstance to rule against a woman who said she was fired after she was denied access to a lactation room at her job with Nationwide Insurance.

You can read the decision here. Do that, and then explain it to me, won’t you?

And thanks, Jac, for the link.

This post has bad language in it.

enhanced-3722-1420227286-12Most notably, the f-word, but Carrie (That’s my  niece! We fell from the same tree!) sends this: 12 Historical Women Who Gave No F*cks.

(I would add a 13th, of course: Isabella Beecher Hooker. But then, I would say that, wouldn’t I?)

Rep. Tim Ryan talks to women, changes stance on abortion

220px-Rep._Tim_Ryan_Congressional_Head_Shot_2010Here’s his guest op-ed where he says so. An excerpt:

…women gave me a better understanding of how complex and difficult certain situations can become. And while there are people of good conscience on both sides of this argument, one thing has become abundantly clear to me: the heavy hand of government must not make this decision for women and families.

As my friend and colleague U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro* says, “Nobody celebrates abortion.” No woman makes this decision lightly. Each and every American deserves the right to deal with these difficult situations in consultation with their families, close friends or religious advisers. No federal or state law banning abortion can honestly and fairly take into account the various circumstances that make each decision unique.

And thanks, Leftover, for the link.

*That’s my representative!