At 12 and 10 years old, my girls are still in the age range where society tells me that I should be presenting a polished version of myself to them. Image: Thinkstock.

3 Reasons I Refuse To Hide My Feelings From My Daughters

The reality is that any person I love, including my daughters, can deeply hurt my feelings. Does this mean that I hold my daughters to the same level Read...
Akilah S. Richards    |   07.20.16   |   SHARE
Just because she's an adult doesn't mean she deserves respect.

Is It OK For Kids To Call Adults By Their First Name?

I’m pretty sure that the vast majority of kids understand the whole hierarchy of adulthood thing. I’ve worked in daycares and volunteered in my kids Read...
Stephanie Rodriguez-Moser    |   10.5.15   |   SHARE
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Kelly Clarkson's Weight Is Not News

As long as I can remember having paid attention to the media, I can remember a woman's weight—or body in general—being a news story. Read...
Joni Edelman    |   03.6.15   |   SHARE
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Planned Parenthood Changes The Sex Ed Game

At schools teaching the "Get Real" program, significantly fewer students engage in sex by the 8th grade. What's its formula for success? Read...
Giana Ciapponi    |   10.23.14   |   SHARE
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Ladies love Oscar, for all the right reasons. Courtesy of, Facebook

We Say Goodbye To Oscar de la Renta: Designer, Philanthropist, Feminist

Oscar de la Renta was an iconic designer and so much more than that. Read...
Giana Ciapponi    |   10.21.14   |   SHARE
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Hey Kids! Stop Sexting with this Handy New App

D.A.R.E. to keep kids off dick-pics. Just say no, teens, just say no. Read...
Giana Ciapponi    |   08.6.14   |   SHARE
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The Problem with "Human Maxi Pad" Pad Gardner

While Gardner is vocal about women's rights and is decently informed about reproductive science, he's a potentially damaging advocate. Read...
Giana Ciapponi    |   07.18.14   |   SHARE
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Sweet Justice Served: George Will Canned for Offensive Rape Victim Comments

Columnist George Will has officially been fired from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for his god-awful statements about rape. It's about damn time. Read...
Giana Ciapponi    |   06.19.14   |   SHARE