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  • 5 Steps To Combat Gender Disparity In The Workplace By: Susan Stelter Gender parity is a recurring topic in the consulting profession, as it is in many others. According to Consulting Magazine, women comprise roughly 25 percent of the consulting workforce – significantly less than the 47 percent female representation in the overall U.S. labor force. Why the disparity? Is is that the demands of consulting —travel ...
  • We’re Indian-American With Adopted White Children And Here’s What People Ask Us “Scarlett eats meat!” M’s eyes are round, her tone incredulous. Before I can respond she adds, “We are vegetarian. We do not eat meat.” I look at her, at a loss for words. I am not sure what I am supposed to say. “Does it bother you that we do not eat meat?” I ask. She ...
  • Trump’s ‘Scorched Earth’ Policy Will Likely Leave Us In Tatters For Years To Come Google defines Scorched Earth Policy as “a military strategy of burning or destroying buildings, crops, or other resources that might be of use to an invading enemy force.” In the case of our current Commander-in-Chief, is there any difference between the above and the policies of the Trump administration? That exact same strategy seems to be ...
  • We Need To Ban Animal Testing In Cosmetics, Once And For All This month, Cruelty Free International and The Body Shop joined forces once again in a bid to finish the work they started over 20 years ago – an end to animal testing for cosmetics. This time their sights are set on achieving a United Nations international convention that bans animal testing globally. This unique partnership ...
  • News Roundup for June 13, 2017 The Summer of Trump continues. 1. J.P. Morgan Chase have pulled their ads from NBC to protest Megyn Kelly’s upcoming interview with known internet troll Alex Jones. You can take the girl out of FOX but… More here. 2. Jeff Sessions’ public hearing in front of the Senate intelligence committee is today. To perjure or not to ...
  • Dear Stepmoms, It’s Okay To Let Go Sometimes “Just let it go!” Easier said than done for most of us. “Letting go” is about much more than simply acting like something doesn’t bother you anymore. It’s about consciously moving on without allowing counter-productive thoughts to clutter your mind and essentially consume your life. There will come a point in your step-mothering journey when you realize you’re ...
  • Trump Ushers In The Decline Of The Lone Superpower Will Trump Set a Record for the History Books? Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com In its own inside-out, upside-down way, it’s almost wondrous to behold. As befits our president’s wildest dreams, it may even prove to be a record for the ages, one for the history books. He was, after all, the candidate who sensed it first.  When ...
  • Exclusive: Senators Tell DeVos That Delaying Student Loan Rule Would Violate The Law Four influential Democratic senators ― Dick Durbin (IL), Patti Murray (WA), Sherrod Brown (OH), and Elizabeth Warren (MA) ― have written to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to warn that her department cannot, without engaging in an extensive process, delay or cancel an Obama administration rule providing debt relief for defrauded students. The senators assert ...
  • PBS Runs A Three-Hour Series Glorifying The DeVos Education Agenda Public education today faces an existential crisis. Over the past two decades, the movement to transfer public money to private organizations has expanded rapidly. The George W. Bush administration first wrote into federal law the proposal that privately managed charter schools were a remedy for low-scoring public schools, even though no such evidence existed. The ...
  • A Father’s Day Gift To Our Daughters — Making The Connection Dads, is the workplace ready for your daughter? Most men today never make the connection that if we as men, as fathers of daughters, aren’t advocating for women’s advancement and workplace equity, we are betraying our daughters of a better future. You see, most men still lead very compartmental lives. For the most part, we put on ...
  • Water And Conflict: Fighting Wars Over A Precious Resource We have been fighting wars over the most valuable resource on the planet since thousands of years B.C. We speak today of water wars as if they are a new development in history. But as the most valuable natural resource on earth, water has long been the focus of conflict over territory, supply, and equitable ...
  • An NBA Center Faces Imprisonment And Possible Execution In Turkey Normally, the Oklahoma City Thunder would be trying to find a replacement for Kevin Durant, or figure out how to get past the Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs or Houston Rockets. They probably didn’t expect they’d have to struggle to keep their center Enes Kanter from being jailed and possibly executed in Turkey by ...
  • White Evangelicals Are Why America Can’t Have Nice Things Since the election, there has been no shortage of confusion over why expertise, facts, and even reality itself, are rejected by Trump supporters. In fact, these same individuals are far more likely to believe fake news stories on hoax news sites than centrist or even left leaning voters. They are also likely to believe lies ...
  • The Problem With Kevin Spacey’s ‘Coming Out’ At The 2017 Tony Awards Laughter, they say, is the best medicine. But is it always the antidote we need? Chances are it has rarely, if ever, cured what might ail a young gay person sick with fear while facing the terrifying task of coming out to family and friends. To be or not to be proudly out of the closet? That ...
  • Don’t Leave Fido Behind: Homelessness Impacts Women Veterans And Their Pets The cold, wet nose. The limpid, soulful eyes. The furry head bump that lets you know you’re loved. What are we talking about? Well, Fido or Fluffy of course — your pet or companion animal whose presence just seems to make everything better. And that’s if you’re living the garden variety American life — NOT if ...
  • Going Private: The Trump Administration’s Big Infrastructure The Trump administration’s “infrastructure week” ended whatever hope any of us had that something positive could come out of this administration. It’s clear that his promise for rebuilding the country’s infrastructure is just another Trump scam. During his campaign, Trump repeatedly complained about the poor state of the country’s infrastructure. He had a point, as both ...
  • Three Court Cases Worth Noting There are three separate court cases which are making news today, so I thought it’d be worthwhile to take a quick look at all of them, to see the potential impact they might have. The three cases are in very different stages of completion. One was just filed in federal court. One got a just ...
  • For LGBTQ Survivors, ‘Pride’ Isn’t Always A Source Of Pride I’ve been out for seven years now, and have yet to attend any Pride celebrations. It’s not because of want of them; I live close enough to several metropolitan areas that if I really wanted to I could join in. It’s not a question of not having had the time either. I simply have no ...
  • Selling Back To The Public What It Already Owned: ‘Public-Private Partnership’ Shark Bait I find myself increasingly encountering the term, “public-private partnership.” Today, I read two articles centered on this idea, both of which concerned Vice President Mike Pence – and one that concerned Pence’s role in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. One article also included a sprinkling of US secretary of education, Betsy DeVos. A major goal of corporate ...
  • Megyn Kelly And The Danger Of Normalizing The Dangerously Abnormal Alex Jones On Sunday night, former Fox News Channel star Megyn Kelly tweeted that next Sunday’s broadcast of her new NBC show will feature an interview with far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, a move that could dramatically expand the audience for the false and inflammatory conspiracy theories he promotes. The news understandably outraged family members of the victims ...