Tag Archives: Women's Rights

You Won’t See Hillary Clinton In The Same Light Ever Again

TweetRead Meryl Streep’s introduction of Hillary Clinton during the recent 2012 Women in the World conference: Two years ago when Tina Brown and Diane von Furstenberg first envisioned this conference, they asked me to do a play, a reading, called – the name of the play was called Seven. It was taken from transcripts, real [...]
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What’s Worse Than Sexual Objectification?

TweetPicture a strong female. Either a real one that you know, or a character in a story. She has a name, and, please, some defining characteristics and purpose.  Now: objectify her. Thank you. The thought experiment is now over. But one last thing before you go. What did that look like? I am going to [...]
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Happy 50th Birthday, Equal Pay Act!

TweetBy Lenora M. Lapidus, Women’s Rights Project, ACLU Yesterday was the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act. On June 10, 1963, Congress enacted the first law to require employers to pay women the same salaries that they pay men. When the law was enacted, I was not quite one month old. My mother fought [...]
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Dear Romney, Ryan and the Republican Party

TweetDear Romney, Ryan and the Republican Party, You forced us to choose between keeping a larger portion of our paycheck or keeping the right to our own reproductive health.  You made us choose between fiscal reform or denying the civil liberties of others in order to adhere to your religious agenda. You made us choose [...]
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Political Voodoo, Ouija Boards and other Hooey

TweetI’m southern. I’m a sweet-tea-drinking. . . Black-eyed-peas-and-cornbread-banana-pudding-eating. . . Sunday-Bible-toting-unapologetically sassy-sarcastic-back-talking-southerner. And in being a southern lady, there are some things we Belles keep to ourselves and then there are other things that we just have to get off our chest. You see, everything old in politics is new again. Because we are in [...]
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