Tag Archive for feminism

Turning the Tables on Toback

I’ll cut to the chase. I was sexually harassed and groomed over the course of a week by James Toback, but not sexually assaulted, battered or threatened, as many others were, because I did not accompany him to a hotel room or Central Park. Listening to the news over the past week, I now realize what awaited me if I’d… Read more →

photo by A. Martinelli

When Women March

The night before the inauguration, Brooklyn women had insomnia. Greetings on the street started with, “I can’t believe this is really happening.” “I can’t even say the word President and Trump together.” “Who will investigate him now?” Insomnia can be a sign of post-traumatic election disorder. I am certain I have the disorder. My symptoms include constantly checking my newsfeed.… Read more →

The Women Who Made New York – The Day After the Election

The day after the election it rained. The downpour was ceaseless, but a small group gathered to discuss the achievements and losses of women in politics at the Tenement Museum. Author of The Women Who Made New York—and mom in our fair Momtropolis—Julie Scelfo moderated an insightful discussion with Dr. Zinga Fraser, Donna Zaccaro, and Liz Abzug. Zinga Fraser, PhD… Read more →

photo by A. Martinelli

Guidelines for Witches on Election Night

According to Huffington Post women have their emotions on lock down until the election ends. Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY’s List predicts if Hillary wins there will be, “…an emotional release by women across this country that is going to be extraordinary….” And she would know. EMILY’s List has been taking the basal body temperature of the female electorate for… Read more →

photo by A. Martinelli

The Ghostbusters Controversy Haunts Halloween—and I’m Glad

Just when you thought it was safe, the Ghostbusters remake controversy (a.k.a. Ruining my Childhood) is back from the dead this Halloween. Only this time it’s girls that are doing the haunting. I know what you’re thinking. You thought neither the movie nor the backlash would have a lasting impact. To recap, a few grown men on the Internet spent the summer claiming… Read more →

Photo by A. Martinelli

SenseU – The Future of Sex Ed

SenseU is the interactive sex ed app that you will be buying for your children. It could even be the app teachers use in high school sex ed classes. At least that’s the hope of game maker, UX designer, and developer Catt Small who created the soon to be released app to help kids learn about sex without the fear… Read more →

photo courtesy of Molly Watman

Babies in Your Business! Part 2

Having a baby? Time to start your business! To many people that sounds counterintuitive, but women are doing just that and it is contributing to Brooklyn’s meteoric increase in women-owned businesses. According to the NYC Department of Small Business Services, women owned businesses jumped 77% in the last decade. New York City as a whole has the most women entrepreneurs… Read more →

photo by Antonia Martinelli

International Women’s Day is a Made-up Day!

Yesterday I forgot International Woman’s Day. Well, the truth is I didn’t forget, I never knew (even though the day dates back a century). Why? Because it’s a made-up holiday! I’m not saying it’s not a good or necessary holiday, but it is a made-up day nonetheless. It’s one of thousands of made-up days that while serving to promote awareness… Read more →

Babies in Your Business! Part 1

Having a baby? Time to start your business! To many people that sounds counterintuitive, but women are doing just that and it is contributing to Brooklyn’s meteoric increase in women-owned businesses. According to the NYC Department of Small Business Services, women-owned businesses in our borough jumped 77% in the last decade. New York City as a whole has the most… Read more →