Tag Archive for women’s equality

Language Matters

Tonight our town meeting voted on whether or not to increase the “supplemental annual allowance …  to widows of disabled public employees, pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 32, Section 10.” When I read the article in the reports and…

Women, We Need to Vote

Ladies, I get the complacency. I do. I am mostly uninspired by my choices on the ballot. But I will vote. And I hope you do too. Vote because your grandmothers and great grandmothers could not. Women have only been allowed…

Dear Mr. President

  Dear Mr. President: I just watched your appearance on “The View.” I had never watched the show before; I’d only seen clips on YouTube of  Whoopi Goldberg saying what Roman Polanski did wasn’t “rape rape” and then defending Mel…

Cheerleading Not a Sport

A federal judge has determined competitive cheerleading is not a federal sport. The ruling stems from a lawsuit originally filed by Quinnipiac College volleyball players after the school cancelled their sport and added competitive cheerleading. The judge expanded the case…

Happy Independence Day

Greetings from Boston! [hana-code-insert name=’1812′ /] “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of…

Global Update on Equal Right’s

The Pew Research Center today released its Global Attitudes Project report, “Gender Equality Universally Embraced, But Inequalities Acknowledged.” The report, done in association with the International Herald Tribune, is based on a survey of 22 nations conducted earlier this year.…

Varying Degrees of Progress

Iceland’s prime minister, Johanna Sigurdardottir, just got married – to another woman; the country’s marriage equality laws went into effect this past week. And for the record, Iceland elected its first female president, Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, thirty years ago. Now that’s…