Katrina Josberger

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How Did You Become Such a Friggin' Liberal?

I'm often asked by some family and some friends, "How did you become such a Liberal?" Usually not that nicely, but you can guess the rest. The question comes of course from my right leaning friends and family members, which I surprisingly have quite a few. The question generally has a tone of …

10 Times Amal Clooney Made Us Ask, 'George Who?'

We're going to be totally honest here: photos of Amal Clooney have been our computer desktop backgrounds since September. After her wedding weekend in Italy, it's safe to say that our love for her turned into an obsession.<p>When she isn't working hard as a human rights lawyer, she is stealing the …

Average Soldiers Don’t Trust Their Generals and They Have a Point

A survey last year showed only 27% of the military felt senior leaders looked out for their best interests. To fix the morale crisis generals need to …

IT HAPPENED TO ME: I Was a Female Officer Enforcing Sexual Assault Prevention in the Military

My father was an officer in the Army. My grandfather was in the Air Force, and my grandmother served in the Marines. The family legacy was a backdrop reason for my choice to serve my country — it just seemed natural.<p>“But aren’t you afraid of having to deal with being a woman in a male-dominated …

Sexual Harassment

10 Things You Didn't Know About Slavery, Human Trafficking (And What You Can Do About It)

You may know that in far-off countries, like Cambodia and India, children are prime victims for sex trafficking. You probably also know that trafficked workers are forced to toil for long hours, with little or no pay, to produce such everyday items as bricks and chocolate.<p>But what you may not know …

6 Reasons Why You Can't Out-Exercise An Unhealthy Diet

<i>By Laurel Leicht for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>Sure, you could eat whatever you wanted in high school and stay thin as a rail. But unfortunately you're not 17 anymore, and even if you work out 'round the clock, you can't transform your body if you constantly give in to cravings, high-fat foods and sweet …

Issues | xoJane: Women's Lifestyle & Community Site

Discuss and debate the issues that mean the most to you.<p>Author:<p>December 30, 2016<p>Perhaps the only person disrespecting me was myself.<p>Author:<p>December 26, 2016<p>I’m Episcopalian, and over the course of my adult life, I’ve never heard abortion mentioned where anyone could hear.<p>Author:<p>December 22, 2016<p>I …

Lifestyle

One Woman's Journey Through Every Single Pumpkin-Flavored Item She Could Find at Trader Joe's

Sometimes I have great ideas on my own. Other times, other xoJane writers and editors have great ideas and I execute them. Not because I think I will enjoy the task at hand, but because I think it sounds like something within my wheelhouse or I just want Emily to love me. Why else would I wear this …

Baking

Keeping All Girls in School is One Way to Curb Child Marriage in Tanzania

“You cannot continue with your education. You have to get married because this man has already paid dowry for you,” Matilda H’s father told her. …

Recipe Of The Week: Roasted Fall Vegetable Salad

<i>Loaded with fall produce and colors, this salad is substantial enough to be a meal and unique enough to be a new favorite holiday side …

Nancy Pelosi Criticizes Media For Focusing On Her Age And Not Mitch McConnell's

WASHINGTON -- Amid renewed focus on whether she should step down from leadership, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday sharply criticized what she said was a double standard for women in positions of power.<p>Pelosi was asked during her weekly press conference if she had given any …

Take Teen Girls Seriously

When I was 16, people told me, "You'll get it when you're older." When I was 16, people told me, "Just wait until you get into the real world." When I was 16, people told me, "You're just 15," and I would say, "Hey, I just turned 16," and then they dismissed me, because they weren't listening.<p>When …

What We Know About The American Being Held By The Islamic State

The Sunni militant group Islamic State is holding another American hostage. The revelation came in a video showing the beheading of British citizen Alan Henning.<p>At the end of the the video, a man warns that Peter Kassig, an Iraq War veteran, is next.<p>In a statement, Kassig's family confirmed that …

Women and the Environment

In this special week where we had the historical Climate March and world leaders have gotten together to discuss the climate issues at the Climate Summit in New York, I want to share the experience I´ve lived in Kenya. I believe sharing knowledge and experiences is empowering for everyone!<p>For us to …

American Politics Are a Mess. Is This Why?

In a thought-provoking feature in this week's New York Times Magazine, Matt Bai recounts in (surprisingly gripping) detail the collapse of Gary Hart's presidential campaign and then pivots to make a larger point about the tabloidization of American politics.<p>Bai's article, which is rightly getting a …

A Ten-Point Plan for Defeating ISIS and Muslim Fundamentalism

As President Obama prepares to chair the September 24 special session of the UN Security Council, it is critical to understand that this evolving conflict is not just between the United States and Islamic State. This is a global struggle against jihadist violence and the ideas that underlie it.<p>In …

How to Be a Weekday Warrior

<i>Over at Provisions, we're all about collections of beautiful, useful products to help make the most of good food -- and we don't want you to miss out on the fun.</i><p><i>Today on Food52: Monday, we're ready for you. And Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday too.</i><p>Early September is a tricky time in the …

One-Hour Workout: Full Body Pain Cave

<i>Every Tuesday we’ll feature a different coach’s workout you can complete in 60 minutes (or less!).</i><p>This week’s workout comes from San Diego-based …

The 3 Best Core Exercises For Runners

Maintaining a strong core is key to staying healthy as a runner. Photo: www.shutterstock.com<i>Forget crunches. They’re not specific enough to running.</i> …

You Must Make At Least $137,129 A Year To Afford A Home In San Francisco

You'd better get a promotion (or six) if you ever want to afford even a moderately-priced home in San Francisco.<p>You need make at least $137,129 a year (before taxes) to afford a home in the Fog City, which according to a new report is the most expensive city in the country for home buyers.<p>Coming in …

What's a Woman Worth? What's a Girl Worth?

It is glaringly obvious that we are living in a world that doesn't value women and girls. If we did, the following examples would not have happened. Or they would be front-page news until an answer is found and changes are made.<p>Why did it take two weeks for the international community and the media …

Global Compassion and the Nigerian Schoolgirls

Why do we care when we see the Nigerian schoolgirls who are the prisoners of Boko Haram? We <i>do</i> watch. Most of us don't change the channel. Why?<p>There is nothing that ordinarily might catch our eyes: no one is badly injured, beautifully dressed, or posing in a sexy way. And no one is asking us to do …

Shame, School and Our Girls

During my second year of teaching English to eighth graders in Boston, I found myself in a strange quandary. I was preparing for a meeting with the parents of one of my students; this was more to do with the student's progress and was required by the counselor. The student, a female of color who …

I'm Raising My Kids Jewish, Even Though I'm Catholic

<i>“Jesus’ life in Judaism opened with his berith, the ritual of circumcision mandated by the Torah for every male child of Israel.”</i>-Bruce Chilton, Rabbi Jesus.This is the beginning of a Jewish male. So it was for Jesus. And so it is for my boys, Sam and Paul. Seven days after Sam’s birth, I would …

Christianity

5 Flourless Baked Goods You'll Love

<i>Get the recipe at Diethood.</i><p><b>Banana Bread Muffins</b><br>If you're a banana bread fiend (and let's be serious, who isn't), you <i>have</i> to try these.<p><i>Get the recipe at Running with Spoons.</i><p><b>Brownies</b><br>Not only are these bad-boys flour-free, but they also contain just 144 calories per brownie and four grams of protein, …

Lessons Learned Through My Son's Life and Death

<i>Laura Sobiech's son Zach died of cancer last year. At 14, Zach, was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare bone cancer, and he died on May 20, just days after his 18th birthday.During the final year of his life, Zach wrote the song, "Clouds," which became a huge international hit, rising to the top of</i> …

36 Reasons Why Shaving Your Legs Is Actually The Worst

It's inevitable... As a girl, society basically expects you to shave your legs. While the first time you shave your legs it's really exciting, as you get older it becomes more of a chore. These are the many thoughts that run through every girl's mind when she has to shave.<p>Wow, I think it's time to …