April 16, 2015

Do TV Stereotypes Hurt Women?

In her latest column, The New York Times’ Maureen Dowd wrote: “Good Riddance Carrie Jamieson,” bidding a snarky farewell to Claire Danes’ character on the popular […]
January 18, 2015

Miss Betty White Still Amazing at 93!

Miss Betty White celebrated her 93rd birthday yesterday and got a sweet surprise from the entire cast and crew of her show, Hot in Cleveland. I’ve had […]
January 13, 2015

Golden Globes Find Their Humanity

Forget the glitz of the Golden Globes. What emerged from Sunday’s telecast were some moving moments dedicated to diversity, community and unity. Led by Tina Fey […]
December 24, 2014

May the Joys of the Season Be Yours!

My wish is that you find a moment to treasure yourself for all that you are and all that you do…here’s hoping you are surrounded by […]
December 16, 2014

What’s Being Done In Our Name?

The Senate’s CIA “torture” report has elicited little more than a collective shrug from the American people, if our most prominent news sources are to be […]
December 11, 2014

The Terror in the Torture Report

It was several years after 9/11 before I had occasion to once again board a plane. Arriving at airport security, the sight of everyone in line, […]
October 7, 2014

Getting Over Fear of the Spotlight

Have you ever felt afraid to stand in your own spotlight? No matter how long I’ve been put putting myself out there, I felt awkward about […]
October 5, 2014

Feast on “Chef”

Though I’m late to the party, I’m thrilled to have discovered Jon Favreau’s fabulous film, CHEF.  A sleeper hit when it was released in May on a modest budget with […]
May 10, 2014

Mom, Nobody Does It Better

Many women have an a-ha moment when they realize they have become their mothers.  I reacted to my moment with cranky resignation – and a little […]
April 26, 2014

Hillary’s “Baby Bump”

You really would think the media has decided Hillary Clinton is having the baby, not her daughter, Chelsea!  I give media blowhards what for in my current […]
April 23, 2014

Jon Stewart Gives Sexist Blowhards What For

Jon Stewart’s brilliant takedown of the preposterous double standards leveled at Hillary Clinton, Dianne Feinstein and, for that matter, all women in politics is almost enough to make […]
April 22, 2014

News Flash: Hillary Clinton Is Not Pregnant

Media outlets are abuzz with Chelsea Clinton’s announcement that she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are expecting their first child this fall. Sharing the joyful news at […]
February 25, 2014

Anita Finlay & Jerry Doyle 1/21/2014 on Michelle Bachmann: “America Not Ready for a Woman President”

My recent article, Mike Huckabee, Rand Paul and the Female Libido,shares that despite Republican claims that they wish to do outreach to women, certain elements of the Party keep shooting […]
January 1, 2014

Wishing You a Joyous, Fulfilling 2014!

I typically spend a few minutes on New Year’s morning with a notebook, scribbling about the events of the year just past, contemplating behaviors that no longer serve […]
December 6, 2013

The Inspiration of Nelson Mandela

As the world mourns the passing of Nelson Mandela, I would like to take a moment to reflect on some of his inspiring words:   “Education is […]
November 23, 2013

Why is Martin Bashir Still at MSNBC?

No punishment has yet been meted out to Martin Bashir for his despicable comments suggesting that someone defecate and urinate into Sarah Palin’s mouth, which reveals […]
October 31, 2013

Turning Women into Cardboard Cutouts…

Laura Willard posted a great video on Upworthy that has since gone viral, entitled See Why We Have An Absolutely Ridiculous Standard Of Beauty In Just 37 Seconds… […]
September 26, 2013

Anita on the Jerry Doyle Show 9/26/2013

Jerry and I talk political double standards and women’s “sell-by” date in re my latest article: “Are Republicans Trying To Lose?” Jerry references my latest article.  […]
August 29, 2013

Mykonos and Santorini: Enchanting Greece

*Originally published at Traveling With Sweeney* This is my third and final article about our recent Mediterranean cruise.  The great thing about visiting paradise is the […]
June 26, 2013

Why the Hillary 2016 Obsession So Soon?

Although Hillary Clinton has offered no hint as to her future plans and is not stoking rampant speculation about another Presidential run, reporters cannot stop talking […]
June 16, 2013

In Praise of Difficult Dads

My father used to say “You will master everything you take into your hand.”  A formidable but troubled man with a male-dominated world view and more […]
May 29, 2013

Anita on The Jerry Doyle Show 5/29/2013

One of my favorite interviews with Jerry…we talking about the blockbuster report that 40% of women are now head of household or sole breadwinners in America.  […]
May 11, 2013

Mother’s Day – An Appreciation

My mom has long been my hero.  Her tireless work ethic, impish sense of humor and Saks’ Fifth Avenue style on a Woolworth budget never cease […]
April 4, 2013

Anita on The Jerry Doyle Show 4/04/2013

I set the record straight about Politico and other media outlets starting the parlor game obsession with Hillary 2016…the unexpected answers to why they are pushing […]
November 14, 2012

Remembering Professor Raymond Gasper

Acting was a bug that bit me at age five.  My parents disapproved what they saw as an impractical choice, so while in high school, I pretended […]
July 23, 2012

A Ray of Hope From the Younger Set…

Since writing about sexism in politics and the demeaning treatment of women seems to have become my raison d’etre, I have to share an exciting video […]
July 4, 2012

A Happy Fourth of July to All!!

The brilliant athletes who will be representing our country in London later this month put on quite a fireworks display themselves these past two weeks at the Olympic […]
June 14, 2012

In Praise of Difficult Dads

by Anita Finlay My father used to say “You will master everything you take into your hand.”  A brilliant but deeply troubled man with a male-dominated […]