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  • Atonement

    By Maya Paley

    September 25, 2012 | 1:03 pm

    This may sound self-centered, but the main person I need to ask for forgiveness from over this past year is me. Now hold on a minute, allow me to explain.

    I have a tendency to be way too hard on myself. I expect to achieve everything right away, to do so well, and to get it all... read on

  • Are Lesbian Issues Women’s Issues?

    By Maya Paley

    September 13, 2012 | 4:07 pm

    The question was brought up yesterday at a “Woman to Woman” forum on issues facing lesbians that was hosted by the National Council of Jewish Women/Los Angeles. The unanimous response from the panelists was “yes.” Of course, some of the topics were specific to the lesbian... read on

  • Michelle and Ann: What Matters About What They Say?

    By Maya Paley

    September 5, 2012 | 2:29 pm

    I’ve been avoiding doing the whole Ann and Michelle comparison thing for as long as possible, but I feel that it’s time I put in my two cents. I’ll be honest: I haven’t had time at all this week to read what others have written about their respective convention speeches. I’m sure... read on

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  • IT’S WOMEN’S EQUALITY DAY THIS SUNDAY (AUGUST 26): Are we equal yet???

    By Maya Paley

    August 24, 2012 | 1:28 pm

    IT’S WOMEN’S EQUALITY DAY THIS SUNDAY (AUGUST 26): Are we equal yet???

    Here’s some groundbreaking information that I think may surprise you: gender equality does not exist in our political system. Are you shocked yet? I’m going to assume you’re not, but allow me to provide... read on

  • Self-Love: What Are Your Top Ten Rules?

    By Maya Paley

    August 15, 2012 | 4:10 pm

    A colleague at NCJW/LA recently sent me the “10 Rules for Brilliant Women” list written by Tara Sophia Mohr. Mohr writes that she knows “many brilliant women who don’t believe in the brilliance of their own ideas—and as a result, don’t share them boldly.” In response to... read on

  • The Famous Question: Can We or Can’t We Have It All?

    By Maya Paley

    August 7, 2012 | 8:49 pm

    I have received several emails and comments on this topic since I started this blog a few weeks ago. They all say the same thing: “Maya, I understand what you’re saying and I respect it, but I can’t call myself a feminist.” A few people sent me the infamous article in The... read on

  • Women in sports: Not an Olympic-size victory

    By Maya Paley

    July 31, 2012 | 12:30 pm

    With the Olympics upon us and the message above going viral on Facebook, I figured it was high time I addressed the topic of women in sports. The Guardian posted an article a couple of weeks ago about how Saudi Arabia had finally agreed to allow women to compete at the Olympic games... read on

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Maya Paley is Director of Legislative and Community Engagement at the National Council of Jewish Women/Los Angeles. The programs she works on include the annual Jewish...

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