[US] Karen DeCrow, Former President of the National Organization for Women, Dies at 76

[US] Karen DeCrow, Former President of the National Organization for Women, Dies at 76

William Yardley – New York Times – Monday, 09 June 2014 (originally published 06) Karen DeCrow, who was president of the National Organization for Women during the 1970s, a turbulent period in which she helped lead campaigns for passage of the Equal Rights Amendment and against sex discrimination in education and sports, died on Friday […]

[United States] Why Jill Abramson Was Fired

[United States] Why Jill Abramson Was Fired

Ken Auletta – New Yorker – Friday, 16 May 2014 (originally published 14 May) At the annual City University Journalism School dinner, on Monday, Dean Baquet, the managing editor of the New York Times, was seated with Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., the paper’s publisher. At the time, I did not give a moment’s thought to why […]

[US] Migrant Women Bring Voices to Capital

[US] Migrant Women Bring Voices to Capital

Michelle Chen – Huffington Post – Monday, 21 October 2013 (originally published 14 Oct) Adareli Ponce is a typical working woman in America, but her work experience is not typically “American.” Even though the products of the labor of women like her are everywhere, her story is invisible to many. As the main provider for her […]

Women, Romney and Equal Pay

Women, Romney and Equal Pay

Kristen Houghton – Huffington Post – Wednesday, 18 October 2012 When President Barack Obama was telling the story of his grandmother, a woman who became a bank vice president but could go no further because of the glass ceiling; when he said that she had had to train men who would go on to make higher […]

Afghan girls embrace school

Afghan girls embrace school

Melanie Stetson Freeman – Christian Science Monitor – Thursday, 06 September 2012 (originally published 03 Sept) Under Taliban rule, fewer than 50,000 girls attended school in Afghanistan. Today, 3.2 million attend. You see them all over town: girls wearing white head scarves over black clothes – their school uniform. It’s a welcome sign of progress. […]