May 2, 2016 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
“Unlike Man Cards, Woman Cards do not increase in value as they age,” Alexandra Petri writes. “In fact, they depreciate. Do not collect Woman Cards. Even in mint condition, they are worthless.”Read More »
April 29, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change
In a decision that “completely gobsmacked” the Tulsa County district attorney, Oklahoma’s criminal appeals court recently ruled—unanimously—that state law does not criminalize oral sex with a victim who is completely unconscious.Read More »
April 28, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change
During an election season in which a presidential candidate is accused of “playing the woman’s card” simply for CWF (campaigning while female), the Women in the World New York Summit, held earlier this month, produced some noteworthy sessions.Read More »
April 19, 2016 by Carla Baranauckas
By Carla Baranauckas
Evelyn Bowles’ accomplishments are many: being a teacher, serving in the U.S. Coast Guard Women’s Reserve, serving five terms as Madison County clerk and two terms in the Illinois State Senate. But her interactions with individuals — sharing her intelligence, her patience, her kindness and her optimism — are what may be her true legacy.Read More »
April 15, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change
This Saturday, at 8 p.m. EDT, HBO will air “Confirmation,” a film on the notorious 1991 Senate hearings in which Anita Hill charged Clarence Thomas with what now would be termed “sexual harassment.”Read More »
April 7, 2016 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
Regardless of the outcome, this election has brought renewed focus to sexism and women’s rights. Perhaps men everywhere may learn that the clock has run out on the obsolete idea that women are figures to be ridiculed and demeaned.Read More »
April 6, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change
In this week’s Wednesday Five we share stories about women of color and their leadership roles in politics.Read More »
March 11, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change
We can admire Mrs. Reagan for the way she conducted herself as first lady, and afterward as her husband endured the ravages of Alzheimer’s disease.Read More »
March 8, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change
The World Economic Forum estimates that gender parity around the world will not be achieved until the year 2133, or 117 years 11 months from now.Read More »
March 3, 2016 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
Perhaps it makes sense to evaluate candidates in some of the same ways we would anyone we were considering for a position of trust (employee, friend, spouse)? Does he or she show signs of narcissism: only talking about himself or herself, giving only lip service to an interest in you?Read More »
March 1, 2016 by Diane Vacca
By Diane Vacca
“Sisters in Law” is an enjoyable, as well as informative, read. Women with little knowledge of the extent of women’s inequality in America until only 40 years ago owe it to themselves to read it. Anyone who already admires Ruth Bader Ginsburg will learn much about her brilliance and her achievements.Read More »
February 26, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change
“Men have no problem putting government into women’s bedrooms,” Representative Marzian declares, “but when you mess with their ability to have intercourse, they wake up.”Read More »
February 17, 2016 by Thulani Davis
By Thulani Davis
I became a student of the history of freedom after slavery in 2008 as Barack Obama was running successfully to become president of the United States. I wished very much to be free just to watch the campaign unfold as it was the most interesting test that has occurred in my lifetime of whether our society can practice what it preaches. It was a chance to see one measure of how deeply we have adjusted to being a very diverse society.Read More »
February 10, 2016 by Diane Vacca
By Diane Vacca
Sharon La Cruise’s film explores how Daisy Bates, a black feminist who stubbornly refused to be cowed by either black men or white mobs, managed to spur the desegregation of Little Rock schools.Read More »
February 5, 2016 by Alice Pettway
By Alice Pettway
The Cuban immigration officer looked at me askance when I told him I’d like my U.S. passport stamped. My accent stood out in a whirlwind of European and South American voices. My anxiety wasn’t lessened as my taxi from the airport passed billboards referring to “El Bloqueo”—the blockade—as genocide.Read More »