- Huffington Post: Election 2014: Seven Wins for Women
November 21, 2014
It’s been more than two weeks since the midterm elections brought sweeping change to Congress and State Houses across the ... Read more »
- The Hill: A powwow for Hillary
November 20, 2014
Influential Clintonites, top officials from pro-Clinton political action committees and even a few key players from the team that helped ... Read more »
- Statement from Barbara Lee on the passing of Mayor Tom Menino
October 30, 2014
“The City of Boston and our entire state lost a giant with Mayor Tom Menino’s passing today. He was a friend, a leader, an icon, and my hero. Boston is the shining city on the hill, and we owe much of that legacy to Tom Menino’s light. My heart goes out to his loving wife, Angela, his family, his former staff, and his entire extended family of Boston. What I most admire and will always remember about Mayor Menino is his steadfast commitment to equality. He worked to create a level playing field for every family in every neighborhood and ensured women have a seat at the table. May his values continue to inspire us.”
- Boston Globe: Women master the art of fund-raising
October 24, 2014
If you’re wondering why so many female candidates are on the ballot this year, just follow the money.
The rest of ... Read more »
- GoLocal Worcester: Miscues on Women’s Issues Hurting Baker’s Campaign
September 26, 2014
Women have become increasingly important to the political landscape to the point that elections are trying to cater more and ... Read more »
THE FINE PRINT: Holiday Distractions
December 18, 2014
By Adrienne Kimmell, Executive Director
The holiday season is in full swing, which means road trips to visit family; layovers in crowded airports; and sitting in traffic. I don’t know about you, but I’ll need some distractions that don’t include watching Frozen one more time (I love the movie’s empowering message for my little ones, but I’m seriously ready to let it go).
I’ve compiled a few fun ways to pass the time, each with a decidedly feminist point of view.
Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay: This collection examines the pop culture and political quandaries that come with being a feminist today. Each essay in this New York Times bestseller comes with a dose of the author’s humor, compassion, and provocative honesty. If you’re subject to polite encounters with stifling company this time of year, this book is the perfect detox. Roxane Gay tells it like it is, and there’s nothing bad about that.
The Secret History of Wonder Woman: Harvard historian and New Yorker scribe Jill Lepore’s book is as much about the history of a cultural icon as it is about the history of the feminist movement, birth control, and Planned Parenthood. That’s exactly why I can’t wait to delve into this one. Plus, I love that the colorful book jacket is reminiscent of an old-school comic book – fun for turning heads on airplanes.
Clip of the Week
Politico: Hillary Clinton at the 2014 Massachusetts Conference for Women