Two Generations Dissect Election 2012 and What’s Next for Women’s Rights

On election night, journalism major Maegan Vazquez joined about one hundred fellow New York University students over the beer soaked floorboards of Brad’s, a popular site for locals and college 20-somethings alike. Keenly interested in politics, she's been writing a terrific weekly column for my Heartfeldt Blog, titled “The Young Politica.”...more

Speak Up As Though Your Future Depends On It

There are some times in our lives when we just need to speak up. No amount of rationalization (someone else will do it or one person won’t matter) will suffice. We feel compelled to say or to do something to make a difference. This is one of those times for our country. Americans are still suffering in so many ways—unemployment, foreclosures, inadequate healthcare, and the ongoing war in Afghanistan, to name a few. Now, more than ever, we need to tell our politicians what WE need and want. Quite frankly, they need our guidance....more
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Call for brief essays in book on women and politics by 5.31.12

Do you have something to say about politics or politicians in the US? Would you like to be published in our upcoming book? We want to hear from you! Sugati Publications is calling for short essays for the upcoming book 51%: Women and the Future of Politics. The book will explore how women’s voices can have a significant impact on the political agenda and shape the future of politics. The publisher is seeking short essays and comments by women across the United States from a diversity of backgrounds, ages, and political perspectives....more

Giffords Tragedy: What’s the Message to Young Women?

When an angry young man aimed his semiautomatic handgun at Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in a Tucson Safeway store on Saturday, he didn’t just critically wound her and kill or wound 19 others....more

Electing More Women: Just how much of a difference will it make?

Since I’ve spent the past few decades working on ending the under-representation of women...more

Jill,
Your presentation was terrific!

I was there but had to meet someone at 5:00 so had ...more

Will Ecuadorian Women Achieve Political Parity Tomorrow?

Citizens of the Republic of Ecuador will go to the polls Sunday for national elections. Lola Valladares, UNIFEM’s Coordinator for the Program on Governance and Violence Against Women for the Andean region, believes that Ecuadorian women will make historic advances towards parity in parliamentary representation.   ...more

No Way, No how, No McCain: Hillary, the Designated Adult

Her orange pantsuit might be a Glamour magazine “don’t”, but like every word Hillary spoke last night during her moment at the Democratic National Convention, it was so right, so Hillary. Her once-ridiculed pantsuit is part of the Hillary brand now, like Barry Goldwater’s thick-rimmed black glasses, Winston Churchill’s smelly cigars, Joe Biden’s train tickets. ...more

Women Disenfranchising Themselves?

I was recently involved in a discussion about the current election with several women. No surprise there. We were all from different walks of life, had different political views and represented a cross section of demographics—again, no surprise. What did surprise me was that a third of the group admitted that this would be the first election in which they were voting. Several admitted to not even really paying much attention to the election, even though they would be voting in November. Well, good they’re finally voting. ...more

Well put!

About a year ago I caught a movie on TV about the sufragettes. By the end of ...more