Democracy is many things, and not just ballots cast. The sense that we matter, that we are stake-holders in the society we live in, is a foundation stone. That sense,
Posts Tagged ‘Women’
This article in the IHT by Celia Dugger appeared some weeks ago, and I’ve kept it nearby as an important marker of the end of a horrific practice, a major
I’m still in Paris. The headlines in Le Parisienne and the Herald Tribune both flew DSK’s [Dominique Staruss-Kahn] escape from criminal charges for an alleged rape of a French woman,
Immigration is big in the news these days – mostly the opposition to it– around the world. It is absolutely the case that most people welcome immigrants when
At last! Some television worth looking forward to.
The Independent Television Service and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting are teaming up for a three-year, 50-film project called “Women and Girls Lead,”
When we think about vets, and homeless vets, we almost always visualize a man. We almost always see a man. A low estimate of homeless vets is 131,000. Perhaps 3%
Lubna Hussein who defied Sudan’s clerical Islamic courts which were threatening to flog her for wearing pants in public has won an enormous moral victory. While found guilty
From the NY Times:
The man who opened fire in a busy fitness center Tuesday evening, killing three women before committing suicide, had planned the attack for months because of
Count me a romantic but these reports and photos from Iran three days before their Presidential election give me goose bumps. Not because the candidate himself will measure up
“TABRIZ, Iran (AP) – Presidential hopeful Mir Hossein Mousavi waited in the wings as his wife warmed up the crowd. Zahra Rahnavard quickly had them roaring in approval – and
Senator Boxer says:
Women make up 51% of our nation’s population.
Yet only 17% of the seats in Congress are held by women. Only 3% of corporate CEOs are women.
The day after International Women’s Day this post by Rose Aguilar on Alternet demands a read and a sober assessment.
A Nation of Widows
In the run-up to the March 20, 2003