For Women: From “Yes We Can” to “We Must”

I do not generally post about politics on 4WomenWorldwide because, quite frankly, the importance of the issues discussed here bypasses partisanship or political parties. To me, they are simply questions of our humanity. At the young age of about nine, my grandmother started to talk with me about politics and though I didn’t care or […]

Plain and Simple: A Huge Disservice

As a currently unemployed member of the women’s rights community, tonight’s Vice Presidential debate was going to be the highlight of my evening – I was, quite honestly, hoping to see some serious Paul Ryan butt kicking. Then I read this headline: “Report challenges rape ‘as a weapon of war’ idea.” My brain froze. I’ll just […]

There When We Need a Voice

I trekked out to Bethesda last night for some dinner at Vapiano’s, an inexpensive but delicious Italian restaurant, and was quickly informed, upon glancing the ominous line of black limos and SUVs, that Vice President Joe Biden was inside. I have to admit, I love me some Biden. His sometimes abrasive, often loud-mouthed ways may […]

Calling All Men: A UN Challenge

I am very much of the philosophy that the single most overlooked ingredient in the women’s movement is the inclusion of men. How can we expect to change the landscape without working with those who define it? We can’t. See my post for an example of one man who is taking a stand. This idea is catching […]

Famine in Africa: The Underreported Facts

By now, many of you have likely heard about the famine that is gripping regions of four countries in the Horn of Africa including Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia and Djibouti. See my post from earlier this month for more background. Recently added to this list is a sliver in South Sudan. To date, approximately 12 million people […]