Do you have to like or love someone to be considerate, kind and courteous? The answer to that question is simply- No. You can be respectful without agreeing with, or even liking another person. One reason this is such a vital life skill for our children, is for the rest of their lives they will need to interact with, work with and deal with people they may feel are unpleasant. At a young age we begin to establish our own boundaries.
Conspiracy theorists who question President John F. Kennedy's assassination in 1963 have, over the years, become obsessed with another murder. On Oct. 12, 1964, socialite and artist Mary Pinchot Meyer, a longtime Kennedy mistress, was shot execution-style in broad daylight while walking along the Georgetown canal towpath.
I woke up to my TV blaring a news report recounting the details of the Secret Service scandal with Colombian prostitutes, detailing how some were fired, others were allowed to resign, and eight remain under investigation. After pounding my fist into the pillow a few times, I ran to turn it off. My TV is programmed to turn on automatically at 7:30 a.m., and sometimes I think it shouldn't be.
The Secret Service is taking a lot of heat after 11 members of the president's advance team were accused of misconduct in a brothel in Cartagena, Colombia, but no comments are hotter than those of a brothel owner in Carson City, Nevada.
Senate Democrats appear to be setting up a fight with the GOP over extending the Violence Against Women Act. Republicans wary about being branded anti-woman object to the inclusion of gays and illegals, and say the Dems are trying to score political points.
Listen, I'm the first girl to admit I think Mitt Romney is a looker. So I'll also be the first one to say he's a real [insert expletive] jerk. As the race to the White House gets more and more intense, Romney, who at one time supported Planned Parenthood, as did his wife, who donated a lovely sum to the organization, is now singing a different tune. What can you expect from a flip-flopper?
They're starting revolutions, opening schools, and fostering a brave new generation. From Detroit to Kabul, these women are making their voices heard. View The Daily Beast's list and photo gallery of these 150 fearless women in the world.
You'd think attending a conference about international issues that impact women, where forced marriage and honor killings were discussed, would be depressing, since we still have so far to go. But as the 3rd annual Women in the World summit last weekend, hosted by Newsweek and The Daily Beast, wrapped up to the tune of Aretha Franklin's "Respect," I felt uplifted.
Calling Sandra Fluke a "slut" and slamming author Tracie McMillan as overeducated but not necessarily intelligent were just the radio host's latest zingers. From equating Obama with Hitler to likening Hillary Clinton to a "screeching ex-wife," Rush's 19 most outrageous remarks.
In this country, we've seen enough political scandals to make Jenna Jameson look like a saint. From oral in the oval office to nude photos on Twitter, politicians have been making headlines for their marital problems, infidelity and momentary lapses in judgment. But, who's the worst offender who could benefit from a professional's services?
In the middle of this heated debate over birth control and religion, it's easy to get the impression that Christians are anti-birth control, and so is God for that matter. Yet, as a mom, a person of faith, a married lady and a birth control lover, I don't see it as so simple.
By now you know the story: Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke spoke out in favor of insured birth control, and Rush Limbaugh lashed out at her by calling her a slut and saying the government shouldn't subsidize her lifestyle.
March is National Women's History month—anointed so in order to empower today's women by teaching them about women's progress in the past. Women's progress is a dynamic thing, and is often marked by two steps forward, one step back. From education to reproductive rights, check out our Women's Rights report card below to see how the fairer sex is faring today.
After researching both sides of the Sandra Fluke saga, I find it hard not to side with the courageous third-year law student, who testified on Capitol Hill on Feb. 23, advocating for birth control to be covered by insurance — and was subsequently inexplicably shamed by conservative talk-show host Rush Limbaugh for being a "prostitute" and "slut."
It seems that America is going through a bit of a Mormon moment, with Mitt Romney's presidential campaign and "The Book of Mormon" bringing attention to the Latter-Day Saints in popular culture. Chances are you've at least met a Mormon, but what are they like when it comes to dating?
The United States is a nation built on the foundation of progress—change is often viewed as a good thing here. Here at YourTango, we're big proponents of positive change, especially when it comes to dating and relationships, so we're happy to report some positive shifts in marriage trends over the past few decades.
The recent Susan G. Komen/Planned Parenthood debacle was a high-profile example of how women's health can fall prey to politics. Considering this is an election year, we can expect reproductive rights rhetoric to heat up on both sides.