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Gender Armageddon and the Broken Women's Movement

Amy Siskind | Posted 07.30.2012 | Politics
Amy Siskind

I'll own it. The reason I'm mesmerized by the girls in Girls -- the hapless, aimless, tragic victims -- is because of guilt. We've let these young women down.

What if Goldman Sachs Was Run by 'Fiona' Blankfein?

Amy Siskind | Posted 06.03.2012 | Women
Amy Siskind

The problem of gender imbalance is endemic and our leadership is failing us. Desperately failing us. And here's the startling fact behind the numbers: unless we take action, gender imbalance will only get worse!

It's the Economy, Girlfriend!

Amy Siskind | Posted 03.24.2012 | Women
Amy Siskind

The central issue for today's women is economic empowerment. With money comes control -- not dependency, the root cause for so many of the evils impacting today's women.

Blaming Amy

Amy Siskind | Posted 01.02.2012 | Media
Amy Siskind

Two weeks ago, a friend communicated some shocking news: our sorority sister Amy Friedlander was dead. Amy was part of a murder-suicide in which her two young children, and husband, with whom she was days away from finalizing a divorce, were also found dead.

Did Sexism Fell Kathleen Parker?

Amy Siskind | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Amy Siskind

Let's face it, CNN has a women problem. Need proof? Do the math. Last year, seven major anchors left CNN. Of the seven, five were women!

When a Feminist Trivializes Rape

Amy Siskind | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy Siskind

When people make fun of Julian Assange's victims, what better way to discourage young women from reporting attempted or successful rapes?

How the GOP Blew it on the Paycheck Fairness Act -- and Who the Biggest Cowards Were

Amy Siskind | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy Siskind

Well, it didn't take long. The Republican Party was handed a historic opportunity with women. And yet, this week, the Senate voted 58-41 against allowing debate on the Paycheck Fairness Act. Not a single Republican voted "yea."

Specter Harkens Back to Anita Hill With His Comments to Bachmann

Amy Siskind | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy Siskind

But, decades later, has our country come to grips with the disparate treatment of men and women in the workplace? Even if that workplace is our federal government?

Why the Palin "Hate Affair" Will Backfire

Amy Siskind | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy Siskind

One thing is certain about our Palin Hate Affair: the biggest winner will be Sarah Palin.

After a Coup d'Etat at NOW, the Future of "Feminism"

Amy Siskind | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy Siskind

In 2008 we reached a nadir. For Wall Street it was the collapse of Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers. For the women's movement, it was the sexist treatment of Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin.

As We Exhale, How We Reached the "Letterman Limit"

Amy Siskind | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy Siskind

By insulting, belittling, objectifying and jeopardizing our daughters, Letterman gave the final poke to our country's sexism slumber.

Letterman Quietly Ushers in the Next Wave of Feminism

Amy Siskind | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Amy Siskind

This wave of feminism is about reaching down beneath the surface to eradicate the roots of sexism that lie deeply buried in darkness, ignorance and bias.

Sexism Against Conservative Women Is Still Sexism

Amy Siskind | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy Siskind

How would any one of us feel if Letterman's comment about Palin's daughter were directed at our daughter? And if Governor Palin were Governor "Sam" Palin, would he dare to make that joke?