Choosing not to have children

It's a choice. A free choice. I've seen so much garbage floating around the internet lately about women's choices, particularly regarding children. This here is one such article that spews garbage, focusing on how people who love their pets are showing their "indifference" to man. On the contrary, I think if you show indifference to [...]

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Imposter Syndrome

I received an award today, and at the dinner right before I was about to go up, I felt a bout of imposter syndrome take over me.  Do I really deserve this? The award recognized me for mentoring other women and promoting gender equality.  I believe that I do these things, but in my moment [...]

Sexism Abounds: Body Say

Here's a little rant/tidbit for you. I'm really diggin' Demi Lovato's newish tune "body say"; however, whenever I hear it on the radio it is an edited version. The lyric "I want your sex" is changed to "I want your best." I've heard this numerous times. Maybe it depends on the station? I don't know. [...]

The Awakening – Kate Chopin

5/5 Stars. LOVED. IT. When I read the critiques at the end of this edition, especially the one by Willa Cather... I was shocked. So scathing! Maybe not everyone only writes about the amazing beauty of nature, Willa, come on. And so what if Edna is so much of an idealist, where do you think [...]

Leaving Mother Lake – Yang Erche Namu & Christine Mathieu

4/5 stars overall. Beautifully written and engaging. Recommended to me by my friend and mentor Dr. Cindy LaCom, this book takes you on a journey to places I personally have never set foot or experienced. In a remote community around the Himalayas, Moso women in some ways, have more/different power than other women in the [...]

The Case Against Perfection: Ethics in the Age of Genetic Engineering – Michael Sandel

Sandel starts this short work with a very poignant example that gets people thinking right away ... he gives the example of two female partners who are deaf and wish to have a deaf child. They succeed in obtaining sperm that will likely produce deaf offspring. If you are like me, you may feel a [...]

Women Don’t Ask: Negotiation and the Gender Divide by Linda Babcock & Sara Laschever

Women Don't Ask is an essential read for everyone, but especially females. This book explains how gendered socialization not only hinders women's voices in many cases, but also thwarts their success in negotiating many areas of their life. Focusing primarily on work, this book showcases example after example (backed by research) of women falling short/not living [...]