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Conference Call on Debt Ceiling Talks This Thursday, July 14, 2011

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The Coalition on Human Needs (CHN), YWCA’s partner in the SAVE Coalition, is hosting a conference call this Thursday, July 14, 2011, to update advocates on the debt and deficit negotiations in Washington. Learn the latest information on the federal budget battle, what’s at stake for women, children and families, and how grassroots organizations, community… Continue Reading Conference Call on Debt Ceiling Talks This Thursday, July 14, 2011

Bought and Sold: The Exploitation of Female Sexuality in a Market-Driven Society

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

by Stephanie M. Crumpton Special to the YWCA Recently I’ve watched the sexual assault case against an extremely affluent international businessman unravel due to efforts to render the victim uncredible. The case kept coming up in the back of my mind (interrupting me really) when I sat down to work on this blog about image,… Continue Reading Bought and Sold: The Exploitation of Female Sexuality in a Market-Driven Society

Recap: Beauty and the Beholder Webcast

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

by Nova B. Rutherford Special to YWCA USA Last week, the YWCA turned tension into a teachable moment by creating a forum for positive thought leaders in the aftermath of the hurtful Psychology Today article by Satoshi Kanazawa titled “Why Are Black Women Less Physically Attractive Than Other Women?” The ridiculous theory was quickly discredited… Continue Reading Recap: Beauty and the Beholder Webcast

Support Military Women!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Throughout the summer, the YWCA USA will be celebrating our sisters in arms, the women who volunteer for the United States armed forces. Today, more than 350,000 women are serving in the U.S. military. While serving, they are more likely to face workplace sexual abuse, and less likely to report it. They are more also… Continue Reading Support Military Women!

YWCA to Host Live Webcast on “The Politics of Beauty” on June 20, 2011

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

YWCA USA will host a free, live webinar entitled “Beauty and the Beholder: The Politics of Beauty and Image” to address the issue of Appearance-Based Discrimination. The webinar will explore the impact of discrimination based on looks for all women across the nation.  The webinar will also focus on this issue within the context of… Continue Reading YWCA to Host Live Webcast on “The Politics of Beauty” on June 20, 2011