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

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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You're gonna want to know about this.

New Technology Gives Breast Cancer Patients More Options

One of the top things a doctor can do for a patient is to empower them to be part of the decision-making process by giving them a full range of options around their treatment. The days of paternalistic practitioners are in decline.

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Voter registration for the 21st century.

National Voter Registration Day Goes High-Tech With HelloVote

When my son was six years old, I took him into the voting booth with me, so he could experience what I consider the sacred duty of each American ci

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Rosh hashanah.

My Rosh Hashanah Promise . . . To Me

A friend of mine, who self-identifies as a life coach, repeatedly tried to push a concept on me termed “self-care.” I always thought it was her version of wrapping selfish behavior in an appealing package, tied up with a bow of convenience. My resolution borrows from that premise, but it is rooted much deeper than just doing what is best for my own physical and mental health.

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Image: Warren K. Leffler, via the United States Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs division

Equal Means Equal: Why The ERA Must Be Passed

Chances are, if the average American woman were stopped on the street and asked, “Do you have equal rights in America under the law?” she would reply, “Yes.” But does she?

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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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Campus SaVE Act Responds to College Campus Sexual Violence

Students starting college this coming fall (as well as those returning) will be the first to benefit from the Sexual Violence Elimination Act (SaVE), which will require colleges to have “prevention and awareness” programs about sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, and domestic violence in place.

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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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Film still courtesy of HBO.

Abortion: Stories Women Tell

Abortion: Stories Women Tell, directed by Tracy Droz Tragos, looks at one of America’s most contentious debates through the prism of personal stories.

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A relief for the pain, without the high. (Image Credit: David Shankbonevia via Wikimedia Commons)

Period Pain? Pot To The Rescue (Thanks, Whoopi!)

Cannabis is gaining traction as a potential solution to numerous

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