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  • Are the holidays putting a damper on you?

    By Maya Paley

    December 31, 2012 | 2:55 pm

    These past few weeks I’ve been getting calls from friends, all women, expressing how sad they are about what they did not accomplish in 2012 and how anxious they are about what awaits them in 2013.

    Why are so many women blue during the holidays?

    As far as I’m concerned, there... read on

  • Guns & Mental Health: Take Action from Home Today (with these petitions)

    By Maya Paley

    December 19, 2012 | 1:59 pm

    Like everyone else who heard about the tragedy on Friday morning, I was devastated, saddened, and shocked by the event.  But with the amount of debates, opinions, and “tipping point” rhetoric surrounding last week’s shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, I see no point in adding to the... read on

  • The U.S.A.: Are We Open to Change?

    By Maya Paley

    December 11, 2012 | 2:07 pm

    While I was ecstatic that more women were elected to the 113th Congress than any previous election period, I was equally frustrated by another piece of news that I read about this week:
    “The House Republican Steering Committee announced an all-male slate of committee chairs,... read on

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  • Guest Post by Deepika Narasimhan—The Need for Female Voices in the Education Reform Debate

    by Deepika Narasimhan

    November 28, 2012 | 10:43 am

    In the world of education reform, there has been a lot of talk lately about bringing accountability into the teaching profession. The newest set of policy pursuits is based in research that says that a good teacher is one of the most important factors in student success.  As a... read on

  • Things to Be Thankful For

    By Maya Paley

    November 21, 2012 | 12:12 pm

    In Ms. magazine’s Winter 2012 issue, the 40th Anniversary Issue, there is an eight- page long timeline of the last 40 years of feminist history in the United States. As someone who is still under 30, the timeline woke me up. Recall some of these significant accomplishments in... read on

  • Guest Blogger Lindsay Gooze: Women’s Studies: Not a Real Major?

    By Maya Paley

    November 19, 2012 | 1:57 pm

    It’s that time of year again! College students will be returning home for the holidays for some much needed R&R after weeks of exams and term papers that seemed never to end.  Nonetheless, for college seniors approaching graduation, like me, this time of the year brings an ominous... read on

  • Jewish Women in Southern California: This One’s For You

    By Maya Paley

    October 24, 2012 | 2:03 pm

    We are missing something in the Jewish community of Southern California: women’s programming.


    As you can see from my bio, I write this blog through my position as the Program Director of the Jewish Women’s Conference of Southern California. The conference is coming up on... read on

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