Home » Archive

Articles tagged with: women’s rights

Headline »

[11 Apr 2017 | No Comment | 9,249 views]
The Secret Weapon in the Fight This Time

Soon after all hope was lost on election night, my only thought was, We’ve lost everything we fought for! My daughter, who is 30, called a few hours later to see how I was doing, and I had no consolation to offer her. But when I realized that her concern was for more than her distraught mother, I knew what to say. “Now, it’s up to you.”

I understood that in this crisis, my generation would have to put our trust in the generations coming along behind us. It’s not just my daughter’s generation that will be doing the heavy lifting in this fight: We’ve got a secret weapon.

Featured, Making Change »

[20 Jan 2012 | No Comment | 3,310 views]
What We Left Behind: Girdles, Silence and Illegal Abortion

By Suzanne Braun Levine,
Huff/Post50

When I went to work at Ms. in 1972, I wore a matching pink skirt and blouse — and a girdle. I had just gotten married and was, therefore, not able to get a bank loan without my husband’s approval. I had given up playing basketball (half-court for girls) in college because no coach or court could be found. And I had had an illegal abortion.