Category Archives: Women

CDC chief says cases may be 10 times higher than reported

Agency expands list of people at risk of severe illness, including pregnant women Lena H. Sun and Joel Achenbach of  the Washington Post – The number of Americans who have been infected with the novel coronavirus is likely 10 times higher than the … Continue reading

Posted in Coronavirus, government, Washington Post, Women

In her DACA dissent, Sonia Sotomayor shows she’s ‘a voice of one’ on systemic racism

The Boston Globe – A liberal who is the first and only Hispanic justice, Sotomayor has emerged from the most conservative Supreme Court in decades as a sharp, steady, and often lonely critic of administration policies she sees as clearly … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 election, Controversial, Democrats, Sonia Sotomayor, Women

Why recession is a setback for women in the workforce

The Week – Women have been bearing the brunt of the pandemic’s economic impact, said Shelly Banjo at Bloomberg Businessweek. Forget the smiling photos on social media of “moms baking bread and crafting with their kids between Zoom meetings.” The reality … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Employment, Gender, Women

Tara Reade’s Allegations Put Establishment Democrats In A Bind: Believe Women Or Back The Nominee

Clare Malone of FiveThirtyEight – Past instances of sexual assault allegations in politics have shown that it’s party officials who help decide whether a politician weathers the storm. If precedent tells us anything, it’s that establishment Democrats will help determine … Continue reading

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In the Midst of the Coronavirus Crisis, We Must Start Envisioning the Future Now

 Masha Gessen in the New Yorker – Sixteen years ago, in the very early days of medical genetic testing, I received a positive result for one of the BRCA mutations, which are correlated with a vastly increased risk of breast … Continue reading

Posted in Cancer, Coronavirus, Healthcare, Women