The New York Times obituary headline dubbed Mary Thom, who died April 26 in an accident while riding her beloved 1996 Honda Magna 750: "a chronicler of the feminist movement." But Mary didn’t just chronicle second wave feminism. She lived it, she epitomized it, she shaped how we think about it with her graceful editing and insightful writing.
Cross-posted from UN Women
“I know my father is proud of me” says Devotha Christopher, smiling as she recalls her father at work in the courtroom. “He was not an educated man, but he taught me from a young age that justice will only prevail when the Court understands the barriers people face in their everyday pursuit of rights.”
[Editor's Note: Will she or won't she? While we may be still guessing if HIllary Clinton has decided make a run for the White House in 2016, it seems that voters have made up their minds. A new poll shows that the overwhelming majority of people in battleground states would consider a woman president. EMILY's List, which released this poll, has already started a campaign called Madam President, with the goal of helping elect a woman to the presidency....more
Last week the officer in charge of the Air Force’s anti-sexual assault unit was arrested and charged with sexual battery. Yes, you read that right. Lt. Colonel Jeffrey Krusinski attacked a woman in a parking lot not far from the Pentagon, grabbing her ass and breasts. If that isn’t telling about the military’s sexual assault crisis, I don’t know what is. It certainly doesn’t speak well for the Pentagon.
At about 1:00 Monday, a quorum of the Occidental Faculty overwhelmingly voted No Confidence in the campus attorney, Carl Botterud, and the Dean of Students, Barbara Avery. I was among the faculty in attendance....more
Yesterday I put the finishing touches on my first in a series of posts on how toprofessionalize your passion (coming to you, later this month!), hit up the Herb Fest (check out the Gazette’s shout-out to The Compassionate Vegan!) and, by 3pm, real...more
This editorial first appeared in the Huffington Post on April 24, 2013Before I left for my trip to Lebanon this December, my 84-year-old neighbor told me about the fantastic nightlife in Beirut. She had visited the city after World War II, while her husband was stationed in Europe. She told me about Beirut's unique blend of European sophistication and liberal leanings in an Arab milieu. Just about 150 miles from Cyprus on the Mediterranean, Beirut served as a gateway to the Middle East....more