In the wee hours of learning of Nelson Mandela’s death it swept gently across my mind that the persistent sexism of corporate media demands a massive boycott. Among the flood of tributes for Mandela, I was struck how this giant of forgiveness and humility equally spoke out against racism and sexism. Apartheid in South Africa, […]
We are all Beatriz: Abortion rights in a life or death situation As a young woman in Catholic school, I learned that abortion was the murder of a child. I learned that this reasoning was in-line with the commandment “Thou shall not kill”. As I am sure has happened every year this, was discussed a […]
Tweet Chat: On Thursday, February 28, at 2 PM ET Fem.2.0 will host a Tweet Chat with special guests, Cindy Cooper, creator of “Words of Choice“, and feminist writer, Soraya Chemaly , to discuss how important it is for women to keep fighting for their reproductive rights and the role the theater plays as a vehicle to transmit […]
Picture this: a group of 2,000 women entrepreneurs that are trained and armed with business development and technical knowledge to expand their businesses. Who says they can’t, and they won’t, change the world?
At the Youth for Technology Foundation (YTF), we like to call them a “ShEntrepreneur”—emphasizing “she” and “entrepreneur” as a way to put the force of language behind our work to empower women as entrepreneurs.
Last week the Supreme Court declared that Obamacare was constitutional and this was a huge victory for women’s health. Once Obamacare goes into effect health insurance companies won’t charge women more money and birth control will be covered. But the fight for women’s health does not end here, as other health issues affecting women need […]
Headline Wednesday in The Hill read ‘GOP Concedes on domestic violence bill’. Concedes? We’re talking about battling domestic violence and we’re fighting about it? I’m still trying to wrap my head around anyone taking the position against legislation to prevent domestic violence and provide for victims. I figured others might be having the same reaction, […]
Jimmy Carter: feminist. While I have many reasons for being a fan of the 39th President, I gained another this week, and not one I fully expected. The former president has parted ways with the Southern Baptist Church over their treatment of women. We have been hearing for awhile now about the church prohibiting women […]
If you have ever been slutshamed, take heart. You are in excellent company. Name any independent, outspoken woman from history, and you can probably find tales of feverish, perverted, unreality-based fulminations against her sexual character. Even the nineteenth century suffragist leader Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906), a seventh generation Quaker and confirmed temperance woman whom no […]
March is Women’s History Month, so there will be lots of events and celebrations celebrating women. There are so many inspiring stories of great work, often against overwhelming odds, to break down barriers to women’s full participation in society, whether those barriers were created by social and cultural norms, laws or just plain criminal behavior. […]
I just returned from Haiti, where I was working with women, convened by the Haitian group Femmes en Democratie, to develop a women’s policy platform. In Creole, nap vanse means we advance, and it is critical that Haitians move forward together to build a stronger country and a stronger economy. The priorities identified can help both women and […]