Karin Agness

Posted February 13, 2015

Women, lets not forget about the men. Its a two-way street. This year, honor the special young man in your life by nominating him to be the Gentleman of the Year in The Gentlemen Showcase. He just might win a prize, and you could win something better than a Vermont Teddy Bear too.

Posted December 31, 2014

Only 20 percent of Americans, including 23 percent of women, self-identify as feminists. Taking a look at some feminist efforts in 2014, it is no wonder that the term feminist provokes a negative reaction, and why so many women reject a term that was once synonymous with their empowerment.

Posted September 10, 2014

Parents sending their children off to college this month may be surprised at some of the ways students can earn extra credit these days.

Posted August 07, 2014

Mattel has a new Barbie, “Entrepreneur Barbie,” hitting shelves this summer, complete with a tablet, smartphone, and briefcase. Entrepreneur Barbie’s entrance into the “girl power” discussion is a good reminder that girls not only can choose among a variety of careers, but would be wise to try to think entrepreneurially about building a fulfilling life both inside and outside of the workplace.

Posted March 31, 2014

For its latest effort to expand the appeal of the Republican Party, the Republican National Committee (RNC) launched a new ad campaign, “Create Your American Dream,” featuring Americans stating why they are Republicans. When announcing the six-figure ad buy in fourteen 2014 target Senate states, the RNC press release mentions that the ads tested well with women.

Posted May 01, 2012

Politicians have been talking a lot about the role of women in society. We might all benefit from considering a little history on this not-so-new topic.

Posted April 17, 2012

Maybe what we all need is a little more courtesy.

Posted September 28, 2009

According to the United States General Social Survey, women’s overall level of happiness has dropped since 1972.

Posted April 06, 2009

Supporters purport to use "diversity" synonymously with open-mindedness; they argue for the U-Va. administration to hire a "dean for diversity," for the faculty to offer a wider variety of classes and for students to sign a "diversity pledge."

Posted March 02, 2009

Valentine's Day is supposed to be a day of celebrating love, romance, and the sweetheart in your life.

Posted February 25, 2009

On campuses across the nation, young women are enthusiastically taking the stage throughout the month of February chanting a four-letter word for women’s body parts, recreating child rape and degrading men as part of The Vagina Monologues.

Posted January 22, 2009

The Obama Campaign dominated college campuses this fall. There is no way around that. At my own campus, the University of Virginia, seeing Obama paraphernalia on my way to class became as common as seeing North Face fleeces.

Posted January 19, 2009

On Jan. 20, 2005, George Bush was sworn in as president of the United States. On Jan. 20, 2009, Barack Obama will be sworn in as the 44th president of the United States. The University of Virginia decided to suspend classes on only one of these important days. Can you guess which one?

Posted December 29, 2008

Feminists were devastated by Senator Barack Obama’s final Cabinet selections. Although Obama has not reversed any of his policy positions, he has committed a major crime in their eyes.

Posted November 12, 2008

If Barracuda by Heart is Sarah Palin’s theme song, I’m Still a Guy by Brad Paisley should be Todd Palin’s theme song.

Posted October 27, 2008

One of the first attacks launched at Governor Sarah Palin when she was announced as Senator John McCain’s running mate was that she was not smart enough to be one step away from the presidency.

Posted October 19, 2008

The Obama Campaign has infiltrated college and graduate school campuses throughout the United States.

Posted September 24, 2008

Both Presidential candidates are fighting vigorously to win over women voters, recognizing women could decide their fate on November 4th.

Posted September 07, 2008

Palin grew up in an age when many of her female counterparts chose to reject marriage and husbands.

Posted August 29, 2008

Throughout the Democratic National Convention, media outlets highlighted the faction within the Democratic Party composed of Hillary Clinton supporters who intend to vote for John McCain.