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Madeleine Kunin

Let's Begin a National Conversation About Race

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 02.09.2015 | Politics
Madeleine M. Kunin

Events in Ferguson and Staten Island demonstrate the grim reality that if a white policeman is the aggressor against a black man, he has a good chance to get off free.

The Global Search for Education: A Healthy Start for All

C. M. Rubin | Posted 08.29.2014 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

Poverty, ignorance, poor health and undernutrition trap the lives of mothers and infants in vicious cycles according to the findings of a Symposium on Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition in Emerging Markets.

Do Something for Gun Safety

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 08.09.2014 | Politics
Madeleine M. Kunin

After too many mass vigils like the one that followed the Sandy Hook massacre, we have learned that while sympathy is well meant, it does not lead to action. Courage does.

When I Met Nelson Mandela

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics
Madeleine M. Kunin

What was it about this man that makes him the obvious, and for many of us, the only hero of our time? On one level, he was saintly. On another, he was practical. He wanted to create harmony.

Women in the Majority

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Madeleine M. Kunin

The one person female majority in the Vermont begins to feel normal. What's the big deal? That's the way a democracy is supposed to be, isn't it? A government that represents all the people, men and women.

Flying South

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 12.28.2013 | Women
Madeleine M. Kunin

The Canadian geese settle down in the shallow waters of Lake Champlain in front of our house. They hold their conversations early in the morning and late into the night. At first, they would keep me awake longer than I had intended, and their chatter would bring me back into this world too early in the morning.

Where Is My Towel?

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 11.27.2013 | Women
Madeleine M. Kunin

The locker room is believed to be a safe place. We women are discreet in the locker room. We try not to look directly at one another as we're getting in and out of our bathing suits. There is a level of intimacy.

Holding the Door Open

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 11.27.2013 | Women
Madeleine M. Kunin

It's not just about the door. It's about making a split-second decision whether to connect with another person -- to acknowledge their existence.

8 Women-Focused Must-Reads for Your Summer List

Barbara Lee | Posted 09.17.2013 | Women
Barbara Lee

Sure, ad revenue-generating cover stories often hit on the trifecta of fashion, beauty and lifestyle. But women's magazines are aptly proving that these topics and "serious" journalism can seamlessly co-exist.

What Equality Means

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Madeleine M. Kunin

These landmark decisions have an impact far beyond the rights of married couples. It tells all gay and lesbian men and women, and their children that they have a legitimate place in society.

Old Clothes Have New Lives

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 02.10.2013 | Women
Madeleine M. Kunin

This is a good time of year to go through my closets and decide which suits, sweaters, pants and blouses can be given away to charity so that someone else may wear them. Why, then, do I find it so hard to pull an item of clothing off the hanger?

Spring Has Returned to Vermont

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 07.23.2012 | Green
Madeleine M. Kunin

We learned in kindergarten that by mixing blue and yellow, we create the color green. But which artist played with those paints so happily and endlessly to give us this almost infinite palette of greens?

Don't Ask, Don't Tell

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Madeleine M. Kunin

The Senate vote against the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell," was more than a repudiation of equal rights for our gay and lesbian citizens; it was downright unpatriotic.

Tourist Eyes

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Madeleine M. Kunin

Paris at night is gilded by light, the landmark Eiffel Tower is magical, the bridges arching over the Seine look weightless. By day we walk through the gardens of the Tuilleries.