Women bring a new approach to philanthropy

Women bring a new approach to philanthropy

Temma Ehrenfeld – Christian Science Monitor – Monday, 16 July 2012 (originally published 12 Jul) When feminist writer Courtney Martin wanted to raise money to fund research into the future of online feminism, it made sense to turn to other women for funding. She called in Jacquelyn Zehner, chief executive of Women Moving Millions, a […]

To heal society the first step is to ‘destigmatize’ rape

To heal society the first step is to ‘destigmatize’ rape

Jessica Buchleitner – WNN Opinion (WNN) GLOBAL: Although convicted of 13 counts of murder, 5 attempted murders, 11 sexual assaults and 14 burglaries, serial killer and rapist Richard Ramirez receives hundreds of letters every year from adoring women at San Quentin State Prison. Some arrive with lipsticked kisses and others with photographs. The state of California […]

Equal Rights Amendment must pass to insure human rights for U.S. women

Equal Rights Amendment must pass to insure human rights for U.S. women

Sandy Oestreich – WNN Opinion (WNN) St. Petersburg, FLORIDA, U.S.: “What war on Women?” some ask with a smirk. It’s not as if it’s enough that there’s been a steady drumbeat of regulations and legislation that increasingly restrict and demoralize half the U.S. population, American women. No, now they’ve come for the ultimate victory, women’s […]

Women farmers share encouragement and wisdom

Women farmers share encouragement and wisdom

Ariana Kramer – Tao News – Thursday, 17 May 2012 (originally published 13 May) Since 2010, a group of women farmers have been meeting informally to share information and encourage one another in the arts of growing, preserving, seed saving, beekeeping, milking goats and related enterprises. They call themselves Taos County Women Farmers Group. Melissa […]

The War on Women: Why We’re Fighting

The War on Women: Why We’re Fighting

Karen Teegarden – Huffington Post – Friday, 20 April 2012 (originally published 18 Apr) Watch TV news coverage. Read news stories in your morning paper. The War on Women is a war on reproductive rights. The evidence is clear. Since January 2010, there have been over 400 bills introduced in the U.S. Congress and states […]

HIV / AIDS Trials: No Place for Black Women?

HIV / AIDS Trials: No Place for Black Women?

Sheree Crute – The Root – Monday, 09 April 2012 (originally published 05 April) Mitsuyasu and Tebas are part of a network of scientists investigating methods “that may be able to control HIV/AIDS with fewer or no medications at all,” Mitsuyasu explains. While these trials include a small number of black men, there are no […]

Women in Tech: Female Developers By the Numbers

Women in Tech: Female Developers By the Numbers

Lori Kozlowski – Forbes – Monday, 26 March 2012 (originally published  22 Mar) It’s not a secret: There are fewer women in tech than there are men. So, let’s run some numbers. Based on estimates from Q, an IT and Digital talent firm based in Los Angeles that specializes in tech talent in Southern California: […]

The best and worst places to be a woman

The best and worst places to be a woman

Independent –  NZ Herald – Thursday, 08 March 2012 (originally published 05 Mar) When more than half of the world’s population wakes up on Thursday – the 101st International Women’s Day – it will be hard to know whether to celebrate or give in to despair. “From London to Lahore,” says Oxfam, “inequality between men […]