Listening to women from the audience, it was clear that a sense of validation was achieved from their blogging contributions. One woman reveled in the realization that online, she was understood.
High on the list for examination was the link between women’s need to be safe from violence and economic self-sufficiency.
John Perry Barlow: “The Internet is the greatest thing since the advent of fire.”
On April 16th, the Omega Institute came into New York City to offer a weekend of renewal. Founded in 1977, the learning center is nestled in the Hudson Valley, where over 23,000 people a year attend their conferences and seminars to “awaken the best in the human spirit.” On April 24th, they will be offering [...]
Women make up only 17% of the seats in Congress. Internationally, America is ranked 84th in the number of women serving in the national legislature, lagging behind Afghanistan and Cuba.
Gloria Steinem has repeatedly stressed the importance of women sharing their personal stories as a way to add their voices to the human record. This was the strength of The Daily Beast’s three-day event.
Madeleine Albright’s most arresting comment was the analogy, “Women in a country are like the canary in the coal mine.”
Two years ago, I had a personal epiphany at the Personal Democracy Forum in New York City. I joke about how I was so deep in revelatory thought that I fell down a few stairs. Yet it was the moment when it all clicked for me. The way that new media could change everything.
As new media continues to be an amplifying platform for previously under-recognized constituencies and agendas, women are looking to claim their piece of the pie.
Editor-in-Chief of “Salon.com,” Joan Walsh, believes “things are much better than they’ve ever been.” On the role of new media as a catalyst she said, “It’s a new landscape and women can make more inroads.