[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 […]

'Cosmos' recap: Science is more than a boys club

'Cosmos' recap: Science is more than a boys club

Jennifer Ouellette – Los Angeles Times – Tuesday, 29 April 2014 (originally published 28 Apr) Ask most people to name a famous scientist and — assuming they don’t draw a blank — they will likely cite Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, Stephen Hawking or possibly Cosmos host Neil de Grasse Tyson. You know, someone with high […]

‘Our hair is kinky’: Black women cry racism after U.S. army bans dreadlocks and cornrows among its troops

‘Our hair is kinky’: Black women cry racism after U.S. army bans dreadlocks and cornrows among its troops

Helene Cooper, The New York Times – National Post – Friday, 25 April 2014 (originally published 21 Apr) In reaction to a new Army regulation banning numerous hairstyles — twists, dreadlocks and large cornrows — popular with black women, the 16 women of the Congressional Black Caucus have asked Mr. Hagel to overturn the regulation […]

Women with Turner Syndrome tell their stories

Women with Turner Syndrome tell their stories

Alyssa Botelho – Boston Globe – 14 April 2014 (originally published 07 Apr) Most kids are thrown into puberty whether they like it or not. But Miriam Beit-Aharon, who has a rare genetic disorder, made a choice to enter womanhood. Beit-Aharon has Turner syndrome, a disorder that stunts sexual development and causes infertility in about […]

[US] Packed House: Actress Stacey Thunder on 'The Jingle Dress' Sneak Preview Screening

[US] Packed House: Actress Stacey Thunder on 'The Jingle Dress' Sneak Preview Screening

ICTMN Staff – Indian Country  – Thursday, 10 April 2014 (originally published 07 Apr) On Saturday, April 5, The Jingle Dress made its debut in a sold-out sneak preview screening at the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival. The film stars Stacey Thunder, Kimberly Guerrero, Chaske Spencer and Steve Reevis. “The screening went great and […]

Actually, I'm Not at All Sorry I'm Not Sorry

Actually, I'm Not at All Sorry I'm Not Sorry

Ani Vrabel – Huffington Post – Friday,  04 April 2014 (originally published 31 Mar) Plenty of undesirable words have worked their way into my vocabulary. “Like” certainly slips out more than I care to admit, I’m quite sure I’ve obnoxiously said things along the lines of “BRB” out loud and I routinely use curse words […]

From Enron to Advocacy: How Women are Transforming Corporate Culture

From Enron to Advocacy: How Women are Transforming Corporate Culture

Nicole Alvino – Forbes Woman – Friday, 14 February 2014 (originally published 12 Feb) When you look at the companies pioneering advocate marketing and other social media strategies, you’ll notice a common theme: women are leading the charge. Although women are underrepresented in C-level and VP-level roles, they are disproportionately creating entire marketing, sales, human […]

Transgender woman brings LGBT awareness to Bemidji, Minnesota USA

Transgender woman brings LGBT awareness to Bemidji, Minnesota USA

Crystal Dey – Bemidji Pioneer – Thursday, 12 December 2013 (originally published 06 Dec) Transition is not simply the surgery and is not a simple process. To start, a patient must begin counseling sessions and undergo testing to be diagnosed as having “gender identity disorder.” Once that is official, hormone therapy begins. Taking female hormones […]