By Zachary Small in Hyperallergic
The De Blasio administration will build five individual memorials instead of the more ambitious group designs recommended by SheBuiltNYC’s advisory committee to honor women’s collaborative efforts.
(Washington, DC, February 25, 2019) Passage of the Natural Resources Management Act (S. 47), expected tomorrow in the U.S. House of Representatives, will signify a bipartisan win for birds and people, and a step in the right direction toward advancing wildlife conservation and recreation initiatives. The bill passed the Senate with a vote of 98-2.
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Everything I Know About Feminism I Learned From Nuns – What it meant to be surrounded by educated women who were not wives or mothers.
By Liesl Schwabe in the New York Times and suggested for SheVille by Susan Shinn
It can be hard to trace the origins of our deepest convictions.
I was raised primarily by a single mother, cognizant, essentially from birth, that women can, and do, do everything, especially when no one else is around. I entered Antioch College in 1993, the same year the school’s sexual offense policy was relentlessly, internationally mockedfor introducing the idea of verbal consent. Not long after, I shaved my head at a Burmese monastery to persuade myself that I was not defined by my physical body.
By Meg Garber in The Atlantic
It was the most unexpected moment of an otherwise dully divisive evening: a group of lawmakers taking a speech that wasn’t about them and insisting that in fact it was.
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Those Damn Youngsters Won’t Shut Up About Climate Change. That’s A Good Thing.
By Stephanie Pappas
For the first time ever, APA is releasing guidelines to help psychologists work with men and boys.
At first blush, this may seem unnecessary. For decades, psychology focused on men (particularly white men), to the exclusion of all others. And men still dominate professionally and politically: As of 2018, 95.2 percent of chief operating officers at Fortune 500 companies were men. According to a 2017 analysis by Fortune, in 16 of the top companies, 80 percent of all high-ranking executives were male. Meanwhile, the 115th Congress, which began in 2017, was 81 percent male.
In Women’s Media Center by Montana Bass
In November, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos released a proposal for new rules regulating how schools respond to issues like sexual harassment, sexual assault, rape, and intimate partner violence on their campuses.
Food Connection – Making a Difference in Western North Carolina
Sarah Nowicki Nicholson in WNC Woman Magazine
I think we can all agree that no fresh food should ever end up in the trash while people are going hungry. I hadn’t been at my current job for more than one week as the Marketing Manager for UNC Asheville’s dining program before I heard about Food Connection and Flori Pate, the co-founder and creative director of Dig Local and co-founder and executive director of Food Connection. My limited understanding, at that time, can be summed up as, “okay – so, we wrap up any unused extra food from back of house, call this lady, and she’ll just come get it and donate it?” It sounded a little too good to be true. Click here to continue reading
By Jesse Green New York Times
What does it mean to say an actor is radiant in a role?
By Rachel Tanksley
Does this bring you joy? I bet the majority of you have heard this phrase before. It is the heart of “KonMari,” Marie Kondo’s tidying and organizing method. I became intrigued by Marie Kondo when my daughter was a toddler. She teaches a super-efficient, space saving technique of folding clothes where you can still see each piece of clothing at the same time. Boy was I excited by the prospect of having tidy toddler dresser drawers. If you’ve spent much time around toddlers, you know that dream vanished quickly. However, one concept I did incorporate into my life is asking myself the question “does this bring me joy?” and then acting accordingly based on the answer.
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By David Brooks
Social fragmentation is the core challenge of our day. We long to be together, but we are apart. We are isolated by distrust, polarization, trauma and incivility. We live in a hyper-individualistic culture that pays lip service to community but which actually values success above relationship, ego above care, the market above society and tribal divisions over common humanity. A Nation of Weavers
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Two Powerful Shows Electrify Miami’s New Season of Art at the Frost Art Museum Florida International University
REVEALING CURRENT NATIONAL ISSUES – CIVIL RIGHTS, AGEISM, HUMAN RIGHTS, PROTECTING OUR NATURAL RESOURCES, WATER CRISIS
The Women’s Agenda is a tangible declaration of how we will protect and defend our rights, safety, health and communities. Our Agenda will serve as a work plan to Congress and will create the road map we will use to mobilize our constituents into 2020 and beyond.
Photo caption: Emöke B’Racz, right, said she has “total faith” in seventeen-year employee Gretchen Horn, left, as the new owner of Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe and Downtown Books & News. B’Racz will remain as founder and minority-owner of the business.
Veteran staff member Gretchen Horn became the majority owner of Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe and Downtown Books & News in January of 2019. Horn began working at Malaprop’s as a barista in 2001 and held the positions of Barista, Financial Manager, and Director of Finance and Operations. Despite the transition, B’Racz said she does not consider herself retired: “I don’t know how to retire. That’s my new job, to learn how to retire. But I’m up for it. I’m up for that challenge.”
In communities all over the world, circular recycling solutions provide a path to keeping plastic products out of our natural environments for good.
In the center of the Pacific Ocean, weighing more than 87,000 tons, is an amorphous vortex of trash known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. First discovered in the mid-1990s, it expands each year, collecting new pieces and particles. It’s just one striking example of how the world is experiencing a direct threat from excess consumer waste, demonstrating the urgent need for sustainable solutions. from The Washington Post January, 2019
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A MUST READ: E. R. A. a short primer for the monstrously long process of ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
The introduction I’ve added to this text explains some of the analogies I see between Victor Frankenstein’s creature and the legal corpus of laws that apply to women in the United States. Those analogies occurred to me in this 200th year following the initial publication of Mary Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein.
Thank you, SheVille, for the very strong July 20, 2018, article on the reasons we need the Equal Rights Amendment. I’ve sent the link for the article to several people I know, and I added the reference to the article to this latest draft of my handmade book on the process of ratifying the E.R.A. I finished making the book before I saw the article, so I didn’t include your article in the resources I used for the book project.
Virginia McKinley, Asheville, N.C.
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