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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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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"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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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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Maya Angelou's life and writings are a national treasure. (Photo: November 3, 1971 Credit: © WF/AP/Corbis)

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

“We may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated,” Angelou pronounced.

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Women deserve more.

Showdown Over Calvin Klein's Sexist Billboard

In her letter to CEO Steve Shiffman, Zak pointed out, “You and I view the world very differently. I believe women can do anything, and that we should take every possible opportunity to teach and remind them of that. Anything less, in this day and age, is irresponsible marketing.”

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Representative Mary Lou Marzian

Rep. Mary Lou Marzian: My Women’s History Month Shero

Women's History Month — it should be a celebratory time as women reflect on all they have accomplished.

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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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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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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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Kate Nace Day: Human Trafficking Activist, Filmmaker, Law Professor

I reached out to Kate to discuss her film, her impact on the 2011 Massachusetts anti-trafficking law, and her take on the distinctions between “sex work,” “sexual exploitation,” and “abolition.”

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