Sure the election is over, but Emily Heist Moss still worries that she’ll have to spend the rest of her life defending her rights.
I get to work for a firm that is deeply interested in how to improve our urban environments. Specifically, we want to improve the interactions people have with the institutions that serve them, and in the process, improve the lived experience, both here in the United States and abroad.
Praise the Flying Spaghetti Monster or whatever deity you do or don’t believe in… this presidential campaign season is all over but the shouting! And there is good news to report! Of course, people wasted no time celebrating (or complaining) via social media of the president’s victory. I personally loved Think Progress’ tweet, “Obama Wins. It’s better on Fox […]
My home state of Massachusetts has never elected a woman to the U.S. Senate. But we have the chance to make history today by voting for Elizabeth Warren. Now I don’t vote for women merely because of their gender. Although I do believe we need more women in electoral office at all levels. But as […]
God, again. Rape? What is the big deal? There are more important issues than “the rape thing.” At least that’s what I keep hearing. However, I am with Garance Franke-Ruta who asked recently, in an Atlantic piece called Richard Mourdock, Mitt Romney, and the GOP Defense of Coerced Mating: “Do we want to live in a country […]
It’s here! I can’t believe tomorrow is finally Election Day. By now you’re probably exhausted from all of the pleas for your vote. I know I am. But hopefully you’ve already registered and, if you didn’t vote early or by absentee, you plan to vote tomorrow at a polling station. Well if you’re tired of […]
With a range of women’s concerns being pulled into the maelstrom of election cycle rhetoric, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) has now become another political football. Originally co-sponsored by Democrat Sen. Joe Biden and Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch in 1994, the bill comes up for reauthorization approximately every five years. The Senate has voted […]
This post is originally published on Vitamin W. It is cross-posted with permission. Congress doesn’t look much like America. There aren’t many women — just 17% of Congressmembers are female, in fact, and of those 90 congresswomen, just 24 are people of color. There aren’t many Hindus, amputees, lesbians, Latinas, or women veterans either. But […]
Domestic violence is an issue dear to my heart. I grew up watching my mother in an abusive relationship. I wouldn’t witness one again until I myself was in it. I debated whether or not to share my own story, to put it out there in the blogosphere. But then I realized it’s not my shame. I did nothing wrong.
Most women (and their spouses), whether personally comfortable with abortion or not, don’t automatically think about whether or not they might end up in jail, arrested while in labor or strapped to a hospital bed to undergo a forced Cesarean when they get pregnant. Laura Pemberton certainly didn’t before it happened to her. And what happened to […]