Why women need Obama

Why women need Obama

Jessica Valenti – Dawn – Friday, 02 November 2012 AS election day looms, I know I’m not the only American woman biting her fingernails. We all care about who the next president will be, but for women the race is particularly anxiety-inducing. The difference between President Barack Obama and governor Mitt Romney on issues of […]

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 […]

Statue of Fannie Lou Hamer unveiled in Mississippi

Statue of Fannie Lou Hamer unveiled in Mississippi

Monica Land – theGRIO NBC News – Friday, 12 October 2012 (originally published  11 Oct) MISSISSIPPI, United States: Scores of men, women and children attended the recent unveiling of a statue honoring the late civil rights icon Fannie Lou Hamer in her hometown of Ruleville, Miss. Hamer, who would have been 95 on Oct. 6, […]

Women and the Changing Face of the Industry

Women and the Changing Face of the Industry

Tanzina Vega and Stuart Elliott – New York Times – 08 October 2012 (originally published 04 Oct) ADVERTISING WEEK in New York is, to borrow a concept from Forrest Gump, like a box of chocolates inside a box of chocolates. Nestled within the panel discussions, speeches and parties are seminars, presentations and events sponsored by […]

Homeless Woman in NYC Strains to Pay Her Own Way

Homeless Woman in NYC Strains to Pay Her Own Way

Angeli Rasbury – Women’s eNews – Tuesday, 11 September 2012 (originally published 10 Sept) NEW YORK (WOMENSENEWS)–Ayanna, who does not want her full name used, has really good news. She just found a market-rate studio apartment in Brooklyn’s Flatbush area for $950 a month. After living in a city shelter since April 2010, she and […]

Events to honor New Mexico suffragists

Events to honor New Mexico suffragists

Molly Talbert – Santa Fe New Mexican – Monday, 20 August 2012 (originally published 18 Aug) As Women’s Equality Day approaches Aug. 26, events are planned around Northern New Mexico this month to honor New Mexicans who fought to secure women’s right to vote. Displays at the LaFarge Branch Library in Santa Fe and the […]

Well-Deserved Honor for Rev. Irene Monroe

Well-Deserved Honor for Rev. Irene Monroe

Sharon Groves – Human Rights Campaign – Monday, 23 July 2012 (originally published 16 Jul) Earlier this month, the Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) announced that the Rev. Irene Monroe was a recipient of their 2012 Spirit of Justice award. Rev. Monroe is an extraordinary woman who serves as an ordained minister, a […]