The Mother of All Journeys: Becoming a Mothering Activist

As a third generation ardent feminist, women’s issues have always been of the greatest importance to me. Even while attending high school in southern Missouri (not the most welcome environment for a feminist), I was very aware of issues like unequal pay, sexual harassment, dearth of female leaders, and the silencing of girls in the academic environment. No one talked about mothering as a woman’s issue. When I went to college, my education in feminism continued and I added the issues of reproductive rights, violence against women, body image, sexual orientation, occupational segregation of women, inequity in religion, and legal …

“Masters of Sex”: Shining a Spotlight on Women

Showtime’s new series, Masters of Sex, looks at the unlikely real-life partnership of Bill Masters and Virginia Johnson. The show also incorporates the lives of other women living in that time and, in so doing, gives messages about gender roles both past and present.