Thanking Anita Hill

Thanking Anita Hill

By Kathy Groob, founder ElectWomen On a flight to Philadelphia I couldn’t wait to lift off so I could watch Anita, Speaking Truth to Power, the new documentary film I had downloaded on my iPad. Like so many women in 1991, I was riveted to my television while the nation watched the live Senate hearingsContinue Reading

Bright future for Wendy Davis

Bright future for Wendy Davis

By ANNA PALMER and KATIE GLUECK for POLITICO - Democrats are publicly rooting for Wendy Davis to turn Texas blue. But privately, many of her supporters are resigned to her losing. And, already, some political operatives are pondering how she can stay politically relevant beyond November. Davis is down by 12 points to opponent Greg AbbottContinue Reading

This Is How We Talk About Female Leaders (Hint: It’s Not Pretty)

This Is How We Talk About Female Leaders (Hint: It’s Not Pretty)

Huffington Post – In the scramble to pinpoint the reason for Jill Abramson’s unceremonious ouster from The New York Times earlier this month, pundits floated countless theories about the players involved. Many of them included descriptions of Abramson tinged with sexist undertones. Her colleagues found her “unpopular.” “Unreasonable.” “Pushy.” Despite the media’s eagerness to paintContinue Reading

Legendary author Maya Angelou dies

Legendary author Maya Angelou dies

(CNN) — Maya Angelou, a renowned poet, novelist and actress whose work defied description under a simple label, has died, her literary agent, Helen Brann, said Wednesday. She died at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Brann said. A professor, singer and dancer, Angelou’s work spans several professions. In 2011, President Barack Obama awarded herContinue Reading