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Entries by Madeleine M. Kunin from 04/2009

Women, Hugs, and the Power of Grassroots

| Posted 04.03.2009 | Politics

If we are to elect more women to public office and to have them in appointed positions, it is grassroots organizations that will make it happen. How can we do this everywhere?

Women in Afghanistan: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

| Posted 04.06.2009 | World

Despite a greater presence for women in Parliament, a new law was recently passed in Afghanistan that forbids women to work or receive an education without a husband's permission.

Vermont Passes Gay Marriage: How Far We've Come

| Posted 04.07.2009 | Politics

The grass roots support that was evident in today's vote signifies strong support for equal rights for our gay and lesbian relatives, friends, and neighbors to a degree that has not happened before.

What Can We Do to Support the Women Who Stood Up to Extreme Patriarchy?

| Posted 04.17.2009 | Politics

The sight of Afghan women marching for their rights in Kabul this week, shouting, "We want our rights!" was both exhilarating and terrifying. Exhilara...

Women Grasping the Thrill and Power of Political Engagement

| Posted 04.29.2009 | Healthy Living

That's one of the unexpected thrills of book tours -- old friends show up and suddenly you embrace. Still much better than showing up on Facebook.