She The People: Women's Rights


Posted at 08:40 AM ET, 02/21/2013

Betty Friedan and black women: Is it time for a second look?

I have never met a black woman who admits to having read The Feminine Mystique.

By Michelle Bernard  |  08:40 AM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  The Feminist Mystique; Betty Friedan; Women's Right's; Black Feminist Thought; Black Feminist Movement; African Amerivan Women; Civil Rights; Gender Discrimination

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 04/09/2012

Afghanistan's unrelenting war on women

Women are being arrested for “moral crimes,” including such treasons as running away from abusive husbands and fleeing child marriages.

By Michelle Bernard  |  04:32 PM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Afghanistan, Women's Rights, Women's Human Rights, Democracy Promotion, International

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 04/05/2012

Violence against women is no joking matter

It is incredibly sad that 18 years after the Violence Against Women Act was passed, Congress is questioning reauthorization of the act.

By Michelle Bernard  |  02:27 PM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Violence Against Women, VAWA, Congress, Women's Rights, Crime and Criminal Justice, Feminism, Boston University

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 04/05/2012

Nancy Pelosi and the newsmags: What about all the cover stories? Wait, there weren’t any

On the cover stories that weren’t.

By Karen Tumulty  |  02:22 PM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TIME, Newsweek, women's rights

Posted at 05:39 PM ET, 03/27/2012

Re: No friend to women...

There are actually four states in the union that have never elected a woman to either house of Congress. One is Vermont. Vermont?

By Karen Tumulty  |  05:39 PM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Vermont, women's rights, politics, u.s. congress

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 03/21/2012

Marrying your rapist: A new low in women's rights in Morocco

Women in Morocco gathered to protest the death of a 16 year-old girl who took her life after being forced to marry her rapist.

By Delia Lloyd  |  02:15 PM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  International Women's Day, women's rights, Morocco Rape Marriage Law, Marrying Your Rapist, Violence Against Women