On May 13th, PBS aired the documentary The Invisible War which is directed by Kirby Dick and premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. The film is a look at the harrowing issue of sexual assault within the United States Military. The documentary catalogs the stories of numerous women and men raped by fellow servicemen while on active-duty in...Read More!
Sallie Krawcheck has agreed to buy the global women’s network 85 Broads from its founder, Janet Hanson, formerly of Goldman Sachs. Is that great or what? As a powerhouse women’s network operation, 85 Broads could not have gotten a better leader. See her take on why it isn’t just about the inherent fairness to women, but that the business...Read More!
The bodies of charred victims, screaming out of pain and fear still haunt the nurses who treated and cared for them at various Boston hospitals. While everyone around them was panicking in a torrid scene, the modern Florence Nightingale’s had to remain calm, poised and professional. They did their jobs as they were trained to do, tending to...Read More!
“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” — Martin Luther King Jr. Jackson Katz, Ph.D. is an anti-sexist activist, educator, and author, who was given the opportunity to discuss gender violence in his TEDx Talk, first posted on February 11th. Mr. Katz is the creator and co-founder of...Read More!
It was only five months ago when the gang-rape and murder of a young 23 year-old female, a physiotherapy intern at the time, forever changed the women of New Delhi and generated widespread protest, creating a national outcry for the issue of women’s safety; something that has been long-ignored in the years prior. Public protests in response to...Read More!
Say what you want about Spanx — yes, they’re basically as barbaric as corsets and yes, they do tie in to the outdated notion that women need to be a particular shape in order to feel good about themselves. That doesn’t change the fact that most of us own a pair. Heck, I’ve even got a few sets. Sometimes you just need to feel like you’re...Read More!
Two months ago, I got an email from my student loan company saying that after 7 years they were breaking up with me and matchmaking me with a new lender. I cannot say I was not saddened, we had built a great relationship; my student loan consolidation rates from both undergrad and grad school were low and the monthly loan amount was something I...Read More!
Imagine Hell being the location for the show Survivor. The element you have to fight is an unpredictable psychopath who lures you into his car because he sees that you are innocent, naïve, and trusting. There are no rules, or they keep changing at the will of the psychopath. You are dependent on him for everything including food, clothing, and...Read More!
When college students set off to study abroad, they dream of adventures detailing exotic destinations filled with exquisite culture, romantic languages and rich food. Amanda Knox had the same fanciful reverie before moving to Italy, only her dream quickly turned into a nightmare after her roommate, Meredith Kercher, was murdered. When the tragedy...Read More!
If you didn’t already think Angelina Jolie was an all around badass (or maybe you needed more convincing) her amazing op-ed piece for The New York Times further confirms that fact. Jolie who is a world renowned actress, director, producer, saver of all worldly things, mother of six, and partner to Brad Pitt was recently faced with the...Read More!