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

Twenty percent of women and 5% percent of men will be sexually assaulted while attending college. Image: Holt McDougal.

Sexual Assault On Campus: We Believe You

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, but for those whose lives dramatically changed when they entered the realm of rape survivor, there is no 30-day expiration date.
This is made abundantly clear by Annie E. Clark and Andrea Pino, the co-founders of End Rape on Campus (EROC). They also have edited the book, “We Believe You: Survivors of Campus Sexual Assault Speak Out.”

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Rosh hashanah.

My Rosh Hashanah Promise . . . To Me

A friend of mine, who self-identifies as a life coach, repeatedly tried to push a concept on me termed “self-care.” I always thought it was her version of wrapping selfish behavior in an appealing package, tied up with a bow of convenience. My resolution borrows from that premise, but it is rooted much deeper than just doing what is best for my own physical and mental health.

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Undocumented women are at enormous risk of continued violence if current immigration policy does not change.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month In Trumpland

It was surrealistic to read Trump’s presidential statement pronouncing April as Sexual Assault Awareness

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You're gonna want to know about this.

New Technology Gives Breast Cancer Patients More Options

One of the top things a doctor can do for a patient is to empower them to be part of the decision-making process by giving them a full range of options around their treatment. The days of paternalistic practitioners are in decline.

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Photo via Twitter (@MartinBelam)

Women’s Healthcare Under Attack… Again

It looked a lot like the photo in 2012. The one of the panel of white men testifying on the Affordable Care Act regulations calling for health coverage of contraception. It prompted New York Rep. Carolyn Maloney to ask indignantly, “Where are the women?”

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Film still courtesy of HBO.

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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Jennifer Pozner: Founder Of Women In Media & News

The stated mission of the organization is “to increase women's presence in the public debate, emphasizing those who are least often heard, including women of color, low-income women, lesbians, youth and older women.”

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Bias against women employees accounts for as high as 40 percent of the pay gap. Image: AAUW/The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap .pdf.

Equal Pay Day: What You Need To Know

Despite our dependence on caregiving to grow and function as a society, compensation for this labor remains unfairly low. Another factor is the “motherhood penalty”: Women with children earn less than women without kids. On the flip side, fathers get a “daddy bonus,” earning more than men without children. When women move out of the workforce to raise a family, it impacts their lifetime earnings.

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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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Gwyneth Paltrow: The Scoop On Goop, Business, And Family

“At the end of the day, I’m a mom,” said Paltrow. She touched on her relationship with her ex and “co-parenting through a divorce,” stating, “Our children are our priority. Our values are around family.”

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