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The Travesty of Being a Post-50 Woman in America

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 07.15.2012 | Home
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

According to a new study from OWL (Older Women's League National Board), women over 50 are in dire straits.

Raising Social Security Age Reduces Benefits While Increasing Risks

Merton and Joan Bernstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Merton and Joan Bernstein

It takes colossal gall to propose, during a period of near-record unemployment, forcing older people to work longer by cutting their Social Security benefits and calling that "reform."

Older Women Rally Nationwide

Ashley B. Carson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ashley B. Carson

The Older Women's League (OWL) rallied this weekend. They organized rallies with members of outside of "town hall" meetings in 6 cities na...

Enough with the Pink Panthers Bit

Ashley B. Carson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ashley B. Carson

Today is the first meeting of the President's National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. Some of us have been paying very close attenti...

Equal Pay Day - The Impact Over a Lifetime

Ashley B. Carson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ashley B. Carson

During past equal pay days I participated in bake sales where we sold cookies and brownies to men for $1.00 and to women for .75¢. To the irate men I would respond, "Yes, it is maddening -- if you feel this way about a cookie, think about how we feel over a lifetime."

Autumn's First Kiss: a Wake-up Call Or a Sweet Fragrance?

Patricia Yarberry Allen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
Patricia Yarberry Allen

The change of seasons has brought a bounty of smart writing to Women's Voices for Change.

Age Rating in Health Reform Will Cost Everyone More

Natale Zimmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Natale Zimmer

While there is much to be gained through passage of current health reform proposals, Congress' best intentions will be overshadowed if age discrimination is written into federal law.