Marcia G. Yerman

Marcia G. Yerman

Bio

Marcia G. Yerman, based in New York City, writes profiles, interviews, essays, and articles focusing on women’s issues, human rights, the environment, politics, health, culture and the arts.  Her work has been published by the New York Times, AlterNet, EmpowHER, Moms Clean Air Force, RoleReboot, The Raw Story, Women News Network, RH Reality Check, Women Make News and The Women’s Media Center. She has permanent verticals at The Huffington Post, OpEdNews, and Medium. Her articles are archived at mgyerman.com. 

Marcia G. Yerman Articles

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Abortion: Stories Women Tell

Abortion: Stories Women Tell, directed by Tracy Droz Tragos, looks at one of America’s most contentious debates through the prism of personal stories.

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The "woman card"

NARAL Pro-Choice Leadership Plays The Gender Card

When Donald Trump opened his mouth and announced that Hillary Clinton was “

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"Her personal Twitter account qualifies itself as “the ultimate destination for #WomenWhoWork." Image: Twitter

Ivanka Trump In Hot Water For Her Hypocrisy

Donald Trump’s already limited credibility continues to disintegrate daily. Melania has been called out for working in the USA while on a tourist visa. The Trump brothers are raising the ire of animal lovers in response to their big-game hunting photos.

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Hillary vs. Carly, Presidential Showdown

Hillary Clinton, Carly Fiorina, And Unanswered Questions

So what does it all mean for women candidates past and future? (I won’t even include Sarah Palin in this discourse because she has become more of a performance artist, as evidenced in her slam poetry endorsement of Trump). I do wonder why Fiorina was able to get away with delivering her points of view in ways that often struck me as spiteful, condescending, or harsh to the ears. I didn’t attribute it to her gender. Rather, I don’t find her terribly sympathetic.

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Laly Cholak arrives on Capitol Hill to lobby Congress on behalf of the Veterans of Foreign Wars

After Fire: The Challenges Facing Female Veterans

“Every day is Veteran’s Day,” says a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) team in

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"What do we know about the potential second-in-command?"

Mike Pence: No Friend To Women (And Lots Of Other Folks)

Pence has brought national attention to his state of Indiana because of his extreme views on abortion, as well as his perspective on the civil rights of those in the LGBT community. His goals for “affirming the value of all human life” appear to be selective.

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Interview With Jill Stein, Green Party Presidential Candidate

Stein is looking to the future and rejecting the formula of voting for the “least worst candidate."

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Gayle Kirschenbaum: The Filmmaker Behind Look At Us Now, Mother!

When recounting that Mildred didn’t like that Gayle was flat-chested at 15, we learn how Mom stuffed her daughter’s bathing suit top with foam. It escaped and floated away during a swim lesson. Rather than express regret at the incident, Mildred offers the response, “Your boobs grew, and your nose grew.”

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Hillary Clinton made a point in her speech of stating that although she knows that she doesn’t have everyone’s support, she wants to be everyone’s president.

Hillary Clinton And The F-Word

Hillary Clinton is the presumptive Democratic nominee. Moving forward, whatever happens during the ensuing general election, the fact that she is a woman will be an inextricable part of the narrative.

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There is power in numbers (Image Credit: klique)

Klique App And "It’s On Us" Partner To Prevent Sexual Assault On Campus

Klique, a new app, helps students socialize in groups. The goal is to promote safety by supporting users to always come and leave group outings with their “klique” alongside.

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