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

Yes, it DOES happen.

When My Husband Got Breast Cancer

Prior to his operation, B took photographs of his unmutilated body. It was way before the era of the selfie, but he wanted to document himself while he was still “whole.” Post-surgery, the affected side of his chest would bear a long scar. The nipple was gone. He was not interested in taking steps to reconstruct it.

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Donald Trump's first 100 days were not great for women's rights. (Image Credit: Flickr/Gage Skidmore)

What 100 Days Of Trump Has Meant For Women

The Trump administration seems determined to turn America back to the days of the 1950s. Unequal pay, gender-rating in insurance plans, less access to birth control, and a roll back of reproductive rights are all on the list. Here's what his first 100 days in office looked like for women's rights.

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#MomentofTruth shares real stories, to promote real healing.

#MomentOfTruth: Documenting Hate And Harassment

Americans hoped that when the election was over, there would be a decrease in the rampant uncivil discourse unleashed during the course of the 2016

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Image: Good Clean Love.

Good Clean Love: Why The Kind Of Lube You Use Matters

Everything in the world is made of chemicals. We experience exposure to thousands of them daily, from our clothing to our cosmetics. Now you can add the most intimate of items to that list — personal lubricants.

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Image courtesy of Wendy Carrillo.

Wendy Carrillo: Standing Up for What I Believe In

Wendy Carrillo is part of a field of 23 candidates who are competing to fill the Congressional seat in the 34th District in California. A child who was smuggled to America to escape the civil war in El Salvador, Carrillo has spoken about her personal journey in the context of the current fight for immigration rights.

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The "woman card"

NARAL Pro-Choice Leadership Plays The Gender Card

When Donald Trump opened his mouth and announced that Hillary Clinton was “

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"Women could be denied insurance based on “previous situations,” including C-sections, postpartum depression, and even rape and domestic violence."

National Women's Health Week: Sort Of

In a poll just released by Pew, only “23 percent of women are satisfied with the way things are going in the country today.” So make a point to call your elected representatives.
Tell them you want affordable and comprehensive healthcare.

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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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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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Megyn Kelly Cross-Examines Donald Trump

OK. Full disclosure. I don’t watch Fox News. I’m an MSNBC kind of girl. Chris Hayes, Rachel Maddow, and Melissa Harris-Perry are my peeps. But I do know who Megyn Kelly is, albeit from clips of Jon Stewart (what are we going to do without him?) where he highlighted some of her more puzzling statements like “Jesus was white.”

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