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As its people of the year, Time magazine recently named the Silence Breakers — people who have spoken against sexual harassment and launched the hashtag #MeToo into an international phenomenon with more than seven million hits on social media.
Just before the announcement, more than 230 women who work in national security for the United States, from former ambassadors to military personnel, signed a public letter protesting sexual harassment, under the hashtag #MeTooNatSec. Continue reading “Sexual Harassment at the United Nations” →
The photographs below are courtesy of the United Nations High Commission on Refugees. They show just a glimpse of the lives these refugees live and the importance of sports and active recreation.
Four female journos played in a mini golf charity event this summer – yeah, that’s one of the differences between the publishing side of media and the edit side, one plays real golf, the other is much better at mini golf. Having to come up with a team name for a tournament happening on a steamy July day on the Great Lakes, there was really only one choice – the Lilly Pulitzers, not only a play on the profession, but also a way to make the team uniform (a mandatory task) fairly easy. As summer winds down, people across the US are lucky and safe enough to enjoy these last days of summer, sipping their G&Ts during happy hour, getting a couple of last wears out of their favorite linen outfits or Lilly. Continue reading “On A Summer Evening” →
Kaitlyn Caitlyn Jenner now has an agent for speaking engagements. I wonder if she’ll make 70% of what Bruce did? #povertyissexist
As mentioned in “Don’t Cry For Me, Anglesey” a recent report looked at the economic power to retailers behind Kate Middleton and Michelle Obama, among others. Men in power – they are mostly associated with food, as food equals wealth and power and the quest for food shaping society from prehistoric days forward. However, there has been a long relationship between women in power (not solely those married to power, while exercising some of their own) that goes back to Cleopatra. Continue reading “Politics of Fashion” →