Women, Money and Power

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A sterling lineup of women mixed passion and good-natured humor at yesterday’s “Women Money Power” forum in Washington, D.C. Organized by the Feminist Majority on the occasion of its 25th anniversary, the forum, which was streamed live, brought together hundreds of women across the age spectrum–from 8th grader Isabella Gelfand, who addressed an enormous banquet […]

Women To Storm the 2012 Ballot Boxes in Defense of Health and Economic Rights

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“We’re here to express the outrage of literally millions of American women,” announced Feminist Majority president, Ms. publisher and long-time activist Eleanor Smeal at the National Press Club in Washington yesterday. That outrage is being channeled into a massive get-out-the-vote (GOTV) mobilization of women. Organized by a coalition of more than 50 women’s groups under […]

Great Old Broads Take on Washington

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It’s not every day that a handful of women in their sixties play a game using leaf blowers and a large yellow ball on the National Mall in Washington. But such antics are par for the course for Great Old Broads for Wilderness, an organization that enjoys its environmentalism spiced with a healthy mix of hilarity. […]

Why Crazy Heart Made Me Crazy

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I’m not the only woman who groaned as the boozy Bad Blake won the heart of a woman young enough to be his daughter.

Why is One of the Most In-Demand Jobs So Low Paid?

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Underpaid caregivers are fed up and finding their voice.

Catholic Charities Vs. D.C. Marriage Equality

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Having lost the church’s battle to derail D.C.’s new marriage equality law, Catholic Charities opts for two anti-gay family measures: shedding its foster and adoption program rather than recognize same-sex couples, and doing away with spousal benefits for employees.