From Banned to Superstars, History of Women in the Olympics

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From Banned to Superstars, History of Women in the Olympics

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

By Alessandra Bryant The Olympic Games has long been considered a symbol for global cooperation, comradery, and friendly competition that provides us the chance to take pride in our nations. But it hasn’t always been an inclusive space for the largest segment of our population: women. Banned from the first global event, women weren’t allowed… Continue Reading From Banned to Superstars, History of Women in the Olympics

“We’re not going backward.”

Thursday, July 12, 2012

by Gloria Lau, YWCA USA CEO “We’re not going backward.” So says Ellie Smeal, my friend and shero, publisher of Ms. Magazine, in their new cover story, “Fighting the War on Women.”  These days, I repeat the same mantra every day, as do YWCA women, from ages 18 to 80-something+, around the country.  We not… Continue Reading “We’re not going backward.”

Senate Fails to Pass Paycheck Fairness Act: Yet Another Example of the Politicization of Women’s Issues

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

by Gloria Lau, YWCA CEO Yesterday, 52 U.S. Senators voted in favor of the Paycheck Fairness Act.  While a majority, it was still eight votes shy of the number needed to move this gender equity bill forward. I couldn’t help but note the parallel to women and power. We are a majority in the U.S.,… Continue Reading Senate Fails to Pass Paycheck Fairness Act: Yet Another Example of the Politicization of Women’s Issues