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March 8, 2012
In theory, a year of human life is priceless, or so says Kathleen Kingsbury in her Time/Health Article ‘ The Value Of A Human Life .' In reality, she goes on to write, it's worth $50,000. That's the international standard most private and government-run health insurance plans worldwide use to determine whether to cover a new medical procedure . When we read statistics, like how many people died during the tsunami in Japan last year, numbers say something like 15,839 died, 5,950 were injured, and 3,642 are still missing, those are numbers we hear, evaluate, and say – "Oh My God, that’s awful...
April 1, 2011
I never thought I'd be one of those 'divorced' women who had to worry about health care after having four children with my partner of 18 years. But this year my COBRA insurance terminates, and I am a lupus survivor and kidney transplant recipient.[gallery] I think I'll probably face some of the biggest challenges this year since I got sick in 1994 - and am very worried about how I'm going to access affordable health insurance. As an artist, mother, contributing member of society and self-employed individual, I'm praying (and blogging) for change. And doing plenty of research. I'll be looking...
February 14, 2009
Please join me for this wonderful celebration! I'm deeply honored. Also so proud to be part of a blogging community at momsrising.org. _____________________________________ NOW TO HONOR JOY ROSE You are invited to the National Organization for Women New York City's 29th Annual Susan B. Anthony Awards February 19th, 2009 The National Arts Club 15 Gramercy Park South 6:00 PM
February 3, 2009
The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 (named after the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. employee who sued too late for equal pay) was signed into law on January 29, 2009. It allows employees to challenge pay discrimination by filing a claim within 180 days of discriminatory conduct (payment of discriminatory wages, with each paycheck treated as
January 19, 2009
I’m heading to LA this week, a day after the new president will be inaugurated. These are exciting times for women, mothers, children, families and citizens. Even though parties (Big Washington Inaugural Parties) policies, presidents and politics will come and go, hopefully one thing will never change – Our freedom to express ourselves.
October 29, 2008
Last Saturday in Toronto, the Motherhood Movement was officially launched. Camera in hand, juggling cables and questions, I shot 30 hours of video, from the hip, as I tried to get answers from some of the world's foremost feminists.
October 22, 2008
I’m one of those women who don’t really consider her ‘political’. In fact, that’s what I told Joan Blades and Kristin Rowe -Finkbeiner when we first met in Washington two years ago. But, like so many other Americans worn down by the economy and urged on by my conscience, I had to choose; My future, or my apathy.
October 16, 2008
“You say you want a revolution?” is the theme of an international gathering in Toronto this month, where a grassroots movement to give voice and power to the mothers of the world is poised to come of age. The founder of the “rock ‘n roll” wing of the movement tells us what it’s all about.