Sunday, September 14, 2008

The F-card won't wash

Jessica Valenti, founder of the popular blog, Feministing, has a provocative column in the Guardian.
Your not-so-most-humble Professional Women's Village blogger is behind Valenti all the way: Palin would throw women's rights, and self-image, back before the days even of Fred and Wilma (Flintstone, that is).
The F-card won't washLink

Monday, September 08, 2008


Thanks to for this heads up:

Columbus, OH - Grant-making organizations are gearing up to allocate more funding to women in the year 2009. Grants are often used by women to start or expand a business, attend college, pay off loans, and/or launch a non-profit organization to help other women.

Big organizations, such as the American Association of University Women (, are already making their 2009 applications available for interested ones to apply for fellowships, career development grants, and community action grants.

Others include the Association For Women In Mathematics ( - who are giving away thousands in travel grants for women to do research; the Moms In Business Network ( - who are giving away grants for women to start businesses; and WebMomz (, who also are giving away business grants.

Even the Verizon Foundation ( is looking to donate more grant money to women who are victims of domestic violence.

However it's allocated, the millions of dollars in grant money available each year for women are investments in the talent, creativity, intellect and determination shown by them in various industries and fields of study. Women are huge contributors to the economy, the workforce, entrepreneurship, and to the development and management of non-profit organizations.

Such grants empower women in many different ways, and have proven to be extremely successful. As a result, every year, more and more opportunities appear for women from new organizations, government agencies, and corporations wanting to get involved.

For more information about grant opportunities available to women, visit:

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Palin turns the Mommy Wars inside out

The imbroglio over John McCain's choice of a running mate became even more tangled this morning when the Times elaborated on reservations many women have expressed over Sarah Palin's candidacy: can a mother with a Down syndrome infant and 17 year-old pregnant daughter do justice to her role by running?
A New Twist in the Debate on Mothers
is provocative.

Read here:
And, let's have your comments. And your vote.