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

Fighting Domestic Violence: Men Must Step Up

On September 30 of this year, President Obama issued a

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#365FeministSelfie

The #365FeministSelfie: Join the Party!

Activities in the photos can range from women at the start of their day, dealing with their children, or sprawled in a chair exhausted after eight hours at work. They document women in dressing rooms, without makeup, sporting a new hat, or dressed to the nines. In Arreola’s estimation, these are all “photo worthy.”

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Learn more about BUY UP Index.

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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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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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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“The access to reproductive rights has gotten worse. Opponents are starting to succeed.” Image: Words Of Choice.

The Reproductive Freedom Festival Is LIVE March 20!

Mark your calendars for The Reproductive Freedom Festival on the evening of March 20. Over three hours of live performances will be streamed from a studio in Manhattan to viewers across the country — and the world. It will be accessible via computers and other digital devices for free. Pre-show highlights begin at 5:15 pm EST. The goal of the event is to foster awareness of and focus attention on the issue of reproductive rights and bodily autonomy, while anchored in Women’s History Month.

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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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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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Maybe his face is birth control?

What Trump Has In Mind For Birth Control And Your Health


If you're considering an IUD, now is the time to get it.

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Kate Nace Day: Human Trafficking Activist, Filmmaker, Law Professor

I reached out to Kate to discuss her film, her impact on the 2011 Massachusetts anti-trafficking law, and her take on the distinctions between “sex work,” “sexual exploitation,” and “abolition.”

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