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Supporting Hillary Can Be Exhausting But Is Totally Worth It

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

What is exhausting is debating someone whom you respect who says "I like Hillary" but finds every reason not to defend her against even specious attacks or be willing to speak out when they agree with her.

President Donald Trump Holds First News Conference

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 09.30.2015 | Comedy
Arnold Steinberg

My lawyer is Jewish. I like Jews. Many of them, just like the Saudis, buy apartments from me. I can unite Jews and Arabs. I know how to do it! And the biggest Chinese bank is one of my tenants. I love the Chinese. They love me. Mel Gibson has a Trump condo, but many Jews work for me. Ivanka works for me. I love Israel.

Difficult to Understand Women not Supporting Hillary

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 09.17.2015 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

Women found reasons -- she is divisive, strident, and loud -- to not support Bella Abzug when she ran for the Senate. Those are some of the same perceived flaws some women are using to convince themselves not to support the most brilliant and prepared person to run for President in decades.

Great Quotes from Lena Dunham, Gloria Steinem and Others to Honor Women's Equality Day

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 08.31.2015 | Women
Jeryl Brunner

Last week was Women's Equality Day. Ninety-five years ago, on August 26, 1920, women were granted the right to vote as the 19th Amendment to the Unite...

Equal Means Equal

Kamala Lopez | Posted 08.25.2015 | Women
Kamala Lopez

August 26 is Women's Equality Day in the United States, and while I understand the late great Bella Abzug's desire to publicly validate women achieving the vote with the 19th amendment, it isn't 1971 anymore -- it's 2015.

Athletes and Ambassadors in 2014

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 03.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

2014 saw a mixture of advances and stark reminders of continued injustice. The gay journey in America proceeded on many paths in 2014. Here are highlights.

Celebrating Women's Equality?

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 10.28.2014 | Impact
Fran Moreland Johns

Women's Equality Day quietly came and went recently, not quite 100 years after passage of the Nineteenth Amendment -- the law that said women were equally entitled, along with men, to the right to vote.

From Steinem to Sandberg, Leaning in to a New View of Equality

Taylor Marsh | Posted 10.26.2014 | Women
Taylor Marsh

Sheryl Sandberg's "lean in" philosophy takes the baton from Ms. Steinem, advancing and putting new emphasis in our relationship world that suggests equality isn't just about the workplace, economics, or sexuality, but is also about the kitchen, the kids, and household chores.

The End of ENDA?

Dana Beyer | Posted 09.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

If my gay colleagues choose to jettison ENDA, I'm willing to back off. But the question with which I am left is: Now what? Do we really expect that the House of Representatives, which won't even debate the version of ENDA with broad religious exemptions, will seriously consider a stricter amended one?

From Dress Codes to ENDA, a Personal Journey of Social Progress

Dana Beyer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

The Employment Non-discrimination Act of 2013 passed the Senate today, 39 years after it was first introduced. I feel very privileged to have lived long enough, from being at Stonewall as a teenager to being in the Senate gallery today, to watch history unfold.

Women, Hear Me Roar

Abe Gurko | Posted 09.02.2013 | New York
Abe Gurko

During the Golden Age of Hollywood women were heralded and revered but with that era long gone, women needed new roles models if they were to ever bre...

ENDA (Employment Non-Discrimination Act) Redux: Its History and Importance for All of Us

Dana Beyer | Posted 07.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

Just as we aren't satisfied with protections at one level of government, and keep pushing for state and local protections in addition to federal protections, adding more explicit federal protections can only help the trans community cement its protections.

Gloria Steinem and the Faces of Feminism: MAKERS: Women Who Make America

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.10.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Makers is a term for all women, whether or not she calls herself a feminist, makes a home, works on a construction crew. She may be the first woman firefighter, first female brigadier general, or first woman orthodox rabbi.

Vincent Gray and DC Government: What Happens Now?

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 09.16.2012 | DC
Peter D. Rosenstein

The corruption of politics needs to be stopped. It is epidemic across the nation. But as we work on changing the rules, let us never forget that sometimes candidates aren't always personally responsible for the misdeeds of their friends.

Occupy, Obama and Buffett

Richard Brodsky | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

In spite of all the idiocies and unfairness, in spite of the impact of corporate wealth on campaigns and public opinion, elected leaders still have the capacity to translate mass movements into things that people can vote for.

Woman-the-Barricades: We Need a Reinvigorated Women's Movement

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

One must legitimately ask where this assault on women will stop. What will conservative Republicans think they can get away with next if there isn't an uprising saying, "We will not accept this attack on women!"

2012: The Gate to the Garden Is Open

Birute Regine | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics
Birute Regine

With 2012 a new Era begins, the Era of Women. Men, don't worry. In the Era of Women, women won't exclude men from the table of power as men excluded women in the Era of Man. Instead they will work together to create a more equitable and just world.

Will 2012 Find America on the 'Right Side of History?'

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

With less that one year until the 2012 elections people who support full civil and human rights for all Americans will need to judge candidates and pa...

On Women's Equality Day, Give Yourself Equal Time

Marlo Thomas | Posted 10.26.2011 | Women
Marlo Thomas

In past years, I've honored this day by taking part in a march, or giving a speech, or writing an essay. But this year I'm asking myself, "Equal to whom? Equal to what?"

How to Become the 51st State

Leon Friedman | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics
Leon Friedman

Some southern California counties have begun an effort to break off from the rest of California and form a 51st state. How difficult will it be for this group to take such a step?

Gloria: In Her Own Words -- A Life in Activism

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 10.15.2011 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

Why did Gloria Steinem evolve into a symbol of so much to so many? It's impossible to know. She became a vessel through which some women discovered themselves, their potential, and the strength to advocate for their own truths.

Gloria Steinem... the Icon, the Girlfriend

Marlo Thomas | Posted 10.14.2011 | Women
Marlo Thomas

Just so you know, despite her historic achievements as a feminist icon, as a girlfriend, Gloria Steinem is every bit as real as you and me.

Gloria Steinem on Michele Bachmann and the Women's Movement

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.14.2011 | Home
Regina Weinreich

For a public person, Gloria Steinem, 77, the writer and activist who is for many people the face of feminism, knows how to get up close and personal.

Andrea Stone

National Women's History Museum Placates Conservatives To Get Bill Passed In Congress | Andrea Stone | Posted 10.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly a year after two alpha males on Capitol Hill slew a bill to allow a National Women's History Museum here, the head of the nascent...

The Women's Movement

Posted 11.04.2011 | Women

Today is International Women's Day, and to celebrate I've created a slide show of inspiring photos of all the leaders of the movement in those days. I...