Marcia G. Yerman

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Jennifer Pozner: Founder Of Women In Media & News

It is infuriating to see women portrayed in ways that are offensive, demeaning, or adding to an outdated cultural stereotypes. I can’t count the number of times I’ve read an article, seen a movie, experienced a cringe-worthy advertisement, or listened to a pundit discussing “women’s issues” with no concept of authenticity. Chances are good that […]

Texas Vs. Women’s Reproductive Rights

What happens in Texas may not stay in Texas — a good reason for women across the United States to be concerned. The Supreme Court has been asked to review a June 2015 ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, which upheld a law that would bolt the doors to […]

Fighting Gender-Based Violence  

In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly put forth the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women. Two years later at the United Nations Fourth Annual Conference on Women in Beijing, Hillary Clinton famously stated, “Human rights are women’s rights and women’s rights are human rights.” At the time, Clinton was First Lady. Now, […]

“I’m Living in a Sacrifice Zone” – Women Speak Out for Climate Justice

Each year, New York City plays host to top change-makers who come to town for the United Nations General Assembly and related gatherings. It’s a heady time for setting agendas. At the Church Center of the United Nations on September 29, The Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN International) presented a four-hour symposium entitled, Women […]

The #365FeministSelfie: Join the Party!

The project now has a logo and a fundraising shirt. Arreola talked about the hope that women can learn “to love that one little thing that they grew up hating,” and then reframe how they see it.  For the past twenty months, Veronica Arreola has been the driving force on a project that has the hybridity of an art […]

Emily May Gives A Hollaback! Against Street Harassment

“Our culture is sexist, racist, and homophobic,” May offered. “Street harassment will be with us a long as there are streets.” She added drily, “It’s as old as the hills.” Most females over 15 years old probably have a personal story about street harassment — from an unwanted stare, to an unsolicited comment about their […]

Campus SaVE Act Responds to College Campus Sexual Violence

Institutions must convey to students information about all resources offered to them if they are victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence or stalking. This includes preserving evidence, victim’s rights, counseling, and legal assistance. Students starting college this coming fall (as well as those returning) will be the first to benefit from the Sexual Violence […]

Marisol: Sculptures and Works on Paper at El Museo del Barrio

Integrated into the exhibit Marisol: Sculptures and Works on Paper at El Museo del Barrio, are numerous wall-text quotes. Resonating deeply are the artist’s words from 1989:

“I’ve always wanted to be free in my life and art. It’s as important to me as truth.”
While others in the art world were intent on categorizing Marisol’s work within one particular school or another, Marisol continued to explore the subjects and mediums that spoke to the immediacy of her creative impulses.

Feminist Stories From Women’s Liberation: 1963-1970

It’s March. Women’s History Month. What better time to examine the second wave of feminism and to question how far women have really come? Jennifer Lee’s new documentary,Feminist Stories From Women’s Liberation: 1963-1970, is aiming to reopen a conversation on feminism through a reexamination of the movement’s evolution. Shining a light on the grassroots women who […]

Paula Modersohn-Becker: The First Modern Woman Artist

Paula Modersohn-Becker: The First Modern Woman Artist, by Diane Radycki, relates the personal story and artistic history of a woman that has much to offer today’s audiences. Radycki’s book, which had its origins in a Harvard Ph.D. dissertation, sees Modersohn-Becker as a pioneer and groundbreaker who was trying to navigate “having it all.” Born in 1876 […]