The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Women’s Rights in 2013

As we reflect on the events of 2013, I can’t help but think of the Clint Eastwood classic The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. When it came to women’s rights, there was indeed ugliness: more and more states tried to restrict women’s access to basic reproductive health care, and in El Salvador, Glenda Cruz was sentenced to 10 years in prison for miscarrying. Despite these setbacks, there is reason for hope. Here’s my wrap-up of the top five wins for sexual and reproductive rights in 2013: 1. The rape and murder of a 23 year-old woman in New Delhi … Continue reading The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Women’s Rights in 2013

It’s Time For Black Women To Say, ‘Hell No!’

NEWS ONE For Black America Jul 12, 2013 By Tamika Mallory-Pictured below Over the July 4th weekend, I was in New Orleans with about 500,000 others.  It was the Essence Music Festival, and as a 33-year-old Black woman fighting every day for equality and justice, I can’t even describe the feeling of being surrounded by strong like-minded women (and the men who love and support us).  Participating in a panel on Saturday titled “Moving Forward/Solutions for Fearless Black Women,” I was joined by Dr. Julianne Malveaux, Joy-Ann Reid, Dr. C. Nicole Mason, and others as we collectively said enough is … Continue reading It’s Time For Black Women To Say, ‘Hell No!’