Asking how vital women are is like asking how vital oxygen is. It's not only a redundant question, but it's really offensive. If you don't think it's offensive, well, then, you probably want to stop…reading this--and maybe start rethinking how women have shaped the world (and you know, gave birth to you). The Women's Marches that took place this past Saturday were, and still are, an obvious indicator that women, like any human breathing air on this planet, are vital to life in general. In Washington D.C. alone, about 485,000… >> Read More
Over the past few years, Mattel has been doing a lot of work to modernize the brand and change the way we view gender. Lately, the brand has been trying to empower girls by fostering their…imaginations and aspirations. Now, the brand is attempting to break gender roles and stereotypes as well--their new campaign that shows dads playing Barbie with their daughters. The "Dads Who Play Barbie" campaign, aired this past weekend during the NFL playoffs. In the video, the dad says how "Barbie time" is necessary for him and his daughter: "You would… >> Read More
They say that Shabbat is the day of rest, which I think is true only if you don’t have three small children. Shabbat in our house often resembles the three ring circus of the rest of the week, with…finding lost shoes, cajoling people into eating a dinner they liked the week before, and hustling everyone out of the house to go to synagogue. Sure, we rarely have to be anywhere on time on Shabbat, but if we don’t leave the house, everyone starts to break down, so some of the weekday hustle and… >> Read More
Sexism in Hollywood doesn't seem to be waning anytime soon. Natalie Portman seems to be among the many women in Hollywood that are being paid less than their male costars.
Natalie Portman has…joined the long list of actresses who are speaking out about the gender pay gap in Hollywood. The 35-year-old Jewish actress told Marie Claire UK recently that her costar Ashton Kutcher was paid three times more than her for their 2011 film "No Strings Attached." Portman said she should have made a bigger deal about it at the time,… >> Read More
We've watched Malia and Sasha Obama grow up over the past eight years--and it's been incredible not just because they've blossomed into intelligent, strong women, but because we've also witnessed…truly amazing parenting. Last night, I almost cried when President Barack Obama mentioned his daughters during his Farewell Address. Obama made sure that everyone in the country knows the most important job he's ever had--and will have in this life--is being a dad. He said: "Malia and Sasha, under the strangest of circumstances, you have become… >> Read More