“This book is about the intellectual traditions of Mesoamerican women,” explains Paloma Martinez-Cruz in the opening lines of Women and Knowledge in Mesoamerica: From East L.A. To Anahuac . A young Chicana college professor, Martinez-Cruz has written a captivating personal narrative that...Read more
We were all together in the local grocery store, which was an unusual occurrence. Dad, Susan, Peter, Bella, and me never went shopping for groceries, but we were new in town so maybe Dad was afraid to leave us home alone. Whatever the case, I wasn't happy about the situation. I was probably being...Read more
When I realized I would be twenty minutes late to the interview, I almost turned around and went home. Why would someone hire a me as a community organizer when I hadn't lived in New York City long enough to get the timing right on the subway? Fortunately, I stuck it out anyway, apologizing...Read more
Motherhood is idealized all over the world. It's common to see depictions of a mother rocking, nursing, or cooing at a peaceful baby while lovingly gazing down at her bundle of joy. We're told to enjoy every day with our child to the fullest, because before we know it infancy will be a thing of the...Read more
Motherhood is idealized all over the world. It's common to see depictions of a mother rocking, nursing, or cooing at a peaceful baby while lovingly gazing down at her bundle of joy. We're told to enjoy every day with our child to the fullest, because before we know it infancy will be a thing of the...Read more
In February of 2008, the women’s health movement lost one of its mothers, and I lost one of mine. Barbara Seaman, a tireless activist on behalf of women’s rights, died of lung cancer at her home in Manhattan. After the diagnosis in April of 2007, Barbara was determined to write a memoir, to put her...Read more
Legendary birth-control pioneer Margaret Sanger would likely have loved Jean H. Baker’s description of her in Margaret Sanger: A Life of Passion as “an activist, propagandist, organizer, educator, advocate, and occasional martyr.” An often imperious, singleminded crusader, Sanger spent more than...Read more
Legendary birth-control pioneer Margaret Sanger would likely have loved Jean H. Baker’s description of her in Margaret Sanger: A Life of Passion as “an activist, propagandist, organizer, educator, advocate, and occasional martyr.” An often imperious, singleminded crusader, Sanger spent more than...Read more
During my many years of advocating for sexual and reproductive rights, I've been fortunate to meet and learn from numerous role models. I could tell hundreds of stories about inspirational women whose daily struggle to provide quality health services to the world's most vulnerable people makes me...Read more
During my many years of advocating for sexual and reproductive rights, I've been fortunate to meet and learn from numerous role models. I could tell hundreds of stories about inspirational women whose daily struggle to provide quality health services to the world's most vulnerable people makes me...Read more