VAWA & The Partisan Fight Over Violence Against Women

Headline Wednesday in The Hill read ‘GOP Concedes on domestic violence bill’.  Concedes? We’re talking about battling domestic violence and we’re fighting about it? I’m still trying to wrap my head around anyone taking the position against legislation to prevent domestic violence and provide for victims. I figured others might be having the same reaction, … Continue reading

My Tourist – Free DC (and Tourist Tips)

Spring in DC will usually feel more like winter or summer.  The only thing you can count on is a huge influx of tourists.  I jumped at the opportunity to enjoy the real spring weather this weekend. My neighborhood is between to tourist heavy areas, which means getting anywhere can be frustrating on an average … Continue reading

Facebook and the Gender Gap

Here we are in the 21st century – having come so far since the initial start of the women’s movement decades ago.  All this advancement, opportunity and new frontiers to take on and we’re still fighting to get women on corporate boards.  In case you’ve been living under a rock – or really don’t pay … Continue reading

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (#SAAM)

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.  After an active year of stories about rape, domestic violence and slut shaming victims, I thought a reminder would be helpful.  Being the data nerd I am my first look was for statistics.  According to RAINN 44% of sexual assault victims are under age 18 and 80% are under … Continue reading