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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Kamy Wicoff's Wishful Thinking: A Lesson In Feminist Time Travel

Using the fantastical construct of time travel via a phone app, Wicoff enables Jennifer to pack 35 hours into a 24-hour day. This allows Jennifer to spend more time with her children, attend their school functions, put in extra long hours at the New York Housing Authority (much to the chagrin of her female co-workers), and even engage in a promising new romance.

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Love Her, Love Her Not: The Hillary Paradox.

Love Her, Love Her Not: The Hillary Paradox

Hillary embodies the different hats that women wear. Why so much criticism from the sisterhood when one hat is exchanged one for another?

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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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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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Emily May

Emily May Gives A Hollaback! Against Street Harassment

"The upside of the Internet, social media, and digital photography is that victims can now record actions of offenders and share them with a community of supportive allies. May emphasized the importance of bystander intervention. “If you see someone getting hurt, you get involved.” It’s a key piece of the Hollaback! philosophy. May suggested using Twitter as one way to help report incidents of harmful behavior."

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BUY UP Index Changes the Score for Women Consumers

Thanks to social media, consumers are able to reach out to brands and directly express their pleasure — or displeasure — with a company’s product. I frequently react to advertisements that annoy my sensibilities via Twitter (I give shout outs, too!), using the hashtag #fem2. This summer’s Schick ad, with three bikini-clad young women standing behind bush-type trees in front of their pubic area, irritated me to no end.

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Image: <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Planned_Parenthood_(3298748510).jpg">Wikipedia</a>

Texas Vs. Women’s Reproductive Rights

What happens in Texas may not stay in Texas — a good reason for women across the United States to be concerned.

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Wrap It Up! February Is National Condom Month

The condom, when used accurately, has an efficacy rate of 97 percent protection against pregnancy. New textures, aromas, and sizing options have created plenty of choices.

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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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Fighting Domestic Violence: Men Must Step Up

On September 30 of this year, President Obama issued a

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