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“Have You Tried the Corn Dog?”

I’ve been revived from my summertime blogger’s-block doldrums by . . . what else? ¬†The Telegraph‘s hilarious photo of Michele Bachmann — the woman lawyer other women lawyers love to hate, and the winner (I still can’t believe it) of the¬†Iowa straw poll (Iowans! (the 4700 that voted for Bachmann, enabling her to claim the […]

August 16, 2011 ¬∑ admin ¬∑ 6 Comments ¬∑  Tags: , ,  ¬∑ Posted in: bargirls in the news, girlpower, glass ceiling

RIP Betty Ford — Rockin’ Feminism Old School

I was more inspired than sad today when I read in the New York Times¬†Enid Nemy’s fascinating obit¬† about Betty Ford, who passed away¬†on Friday at the age of 93.¬† Given the¬†current¬†political and societal landscape, where¬†political spouses are in the news for tawdry Twitter tales and¬†Tiffany credit lines, Betty Ford’s life, replete with challenges that […]

July 9, 2011 ¬∑ admin ¬∑ No Comments ¬∑  Tags:  ¬∑ Posted in: girlpower

Planned Politics

The runaway freight train of conservative politics that has taken up the effort to defund Planned Parenthood hit its first speed bump yesterday when U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Walton Pratt (the first African-American federal judge in Indiana history) preliminarily enjoined enforcement of Indiana’s recently-passed defunding law. ¬†

June 28, 2011 ¬∑ admin ¬∑ One Comment ¬∑  Tags: ,  ¬∑ Posted in: bargirls in the news, girlpower, make a decision

Felon In Love

On Monday, papers were filed in New York federal court in anticipation of the June sentencing of Danielle S. Chiesi — the¬†former beauty queen turned Wall Street trader who pleaded guilty last year in the insider trading case involving Galleon Group and Raj Rajaratnam (who himself was found guilty by a jury last month). ¬†Chiesi […]

June 17, 2011 ¬∑ admin ¬∑ One Comment ¬∑  Tags:  ¬∑ Posted in: bargirls in the news, girlpower, women behaving badly

25 Things that Piss Me Off

I read an article¬†in the latest issue of¬†Entertainment Weekly today where¬†Stephen King said¬†he once started a list entitled “25 Things That Piss Me Off” but was unable to come up with more than about a dozen (because he’s so good-natured — I have no such problem).¬† Because I love Stephen King (if you like to […]

June 9, 2011 ¬∑ admin ¬∑ One Comment ¬∑  Tags: , ,  ¬∑ Posted in: are you wearing that?, dollars and sense, girlpower, glass ceiling

Another Reason to Love the Miami Heat — GC Raquel Libman

Lebron, D-Wade, Chris Bosh?¬† Love them (How can you not?¬† Unless you’re¬†from Dallas.¬† Or Chicago.¬† Or Boston . . . ).¬† Udonis?¬† Erik Spoelstra?¬† Unsung heroes.¬† Pat Riley?¬† Motivational genius, and impeccably dressed at that.¬† But my favorite member of the Miami Heat organization?¬†¬†Executive Vice President and General Counsel Raquel Libman.¬† Why, you ask?¬† Oh, […]

June 2, 2011 ¬∑ admin ¬∑ No Comments ¬∑  Posted in: girlpower, glass ceiling, let's hear it for the boys

Senator Warren? I Like the Sound of That

I read with joy the NYT story (later downplayed, according to the Huffington Post) reporting that Elizabeth Warren,¬†Harvard¬†Law professor and¬†President Obama’s special advisor tasked with¬†setting up the newly formed Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, is being courted by Democrats to run for Ted Kennedy’s old Senate seat (occupied by Republican Scott Brown since¬†2009).¬† This news delights […]

May 25, 2011 ¬∑ admin ¬∑ No Comments ¬∑  Tags:  ¬∑ Posted in: bargirls in the news, girlpower

Sandberg’s Advice to Women: “Think Big”

On Thursday, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg nailed her commencement address to the 2011 graduating class of women at Barnard College. I defy any daughter’s mother to get through it without tearing up just a little. In exhorting the graduates to think and dream big from day one, Ms. Sandberg addressed a point central to any […]

May 22, 2011 ¬∑ admin ¬∑ One Comment ¬∑  Posted in: girlpower, glass ceiling, make a decision

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