Asthma and Clean Air: One Mother’s Fight in Texas

Erin Brockovich came to Midlothian in 2005. She told me that if I lived anywhere else in the nation, we would have a lawsuit. However, she informed me that Texas was a “business first, people second,” state.

The BlogHer’10 Conference – Women Power Up

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.

Sara Feigenholtz Fights for Emanuel’s Seat

Feigenholtz has spoken repeatedly about her mother, who emigrated from Poland and put herself through medical school. From her mother she learned that “health care is a right, not a privilege.”

Smear Tactics in the Feminist Blogosphere

Calling George Mitchell!! Forget the Middle East. Your services are needed in the sprawling community of women who have different visions of “feminism.”

The House I Live In – America 2009

What is America to me?
A name, a map, or a flag I see…
A certain word, Democracy.
What is America to me?

Feminism and the Pink Elephant in the Tent

The future strength of women’s advocacy lies in the ability to be more tolerant of different points of view.

President Obama and the Future of Women’s Health

Women require more health care, but have fewer financial resources to pay the bills. They pay 68 percent more than men for out-of-pocket expenses. As a result, one in four women is unable to pay her medical bills.

Obama and the Progressive Community

Attending events around New York City, I have consistently been hearing two points of view. The first is, “Thank God he got elected. Let’s give the man a chance.” The second is, “We’re going to have to hold his feet to the fire.”

Speak Up for Human Rights – The Price of Silence is Much Too High

With Barack Obama poised to take office in January 2009, one of the major lessons his  candidacy has offered is that movements are built from individuals taking action. In an effort to rally attention to the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Amnesty International, working in cooperation with Link TV: Television Without […]

Changing the Landscape for Women

With questions from moderators Deborah Roberts and Al Roker, the topic of women and power was engaged; both relating it to the male version and qualifying that power could be used for positive purposes.