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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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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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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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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Interview With Jill Stein, Green Party Presidential Candidate

Stein is looking to the future and rejecting the formula of voting for the “least worst candidate."

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World Aids Day: HIV And American Women

Women, outside the parameters of what may be considered “high risk groups,” are not getting the attention that they need at the earliest possible time. This has resulted in missed opportunities for treatment.

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Twenty percent of women and 5% percent of men will be sexually assaulted while attending college. Image: Holt McDougal.

Sexual Assault On Campus: We Believe You

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, but for those whose lives dramatically changed when they entered the realm of rape survivor, there is no 30-day expiration date.
This is made abundantly clear by Annie E. Clark and Andrea Pino, the co-founders of End Rape on Campus (EROC). They also have edited the book, “We Believe You: Survivors of Campus Sexual Assault Speak Out.”

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"On June 30, WVWVAF released a poll that took the pulse of 2,700 likely voters during the time period of June 11 to June 20. It revealed a significant “marriage gap” of +40 points." Image: author

Unmarried Women Have The Power To Decide The Election

The conventions are over. Both parties’ tickets are chosen. Pollsters will now be working furiously to parse the numbers on how the electorate is shaping up. Specifically under the microscope will be women.

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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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"Her personal Twitter account qualifies itself as “the ultimate destination for #WomenWhoWork." Image: Twitter

Ivanka Trump In Hot Water For Her Hypocrisy

Donald Trump’s already limited credibility continues to disintegrate daily. Melania has been called out for working in the USA while on a tourist visa. The Trump brothers are raising the ire of animal lovers in response to their big-game hunting photos.

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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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