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New Directions for Women

All editions of our TV show, New Directions for Women, are archived in the Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, it is available to historians, scholars, and students in perpetuity. Our program was chosen because of its content and technical level as well as because it is indicative of the many issues of concern to women in the late 20th and early 21st Century.
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Morris County NOW at the CCM Pride Day 2022

Sue and Shirley at Pride CCM
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National Organization for Women

National Organization for Women

  • Women Steadily Gain in Elective Office, Setting Several ‘Firsts’ 
    January 10, 2023  Women voters turned out in record numbers in November 2022 midterm elections, securing an impressive number of congressional and gubernatorial seats and achieving a few important ‘firsts.’ Many were ushered into office by the strong turnout of Democrats and women voters in reaction to the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Read more … The post Women Steadily Gain in Elective Office, Setting Several ‘Firsts’  first appeared on National Organization for Women.
  • Amongst the Millions Starving: Women and Children Hit Hardest in Yemen and Afghanistan
    It is a tragic fact that the global climate crisis and war have largely shaped the current global food shortage, leaving millions starving.   To think there is enough food to feed all seven billion of us in the world, but dozens of countries suffer major food insecurity. It is truly jarring. The global imbalance is Read more … The post Amongst the Millions Starving: Women and Children Hit Hardest in Yemen and Afghanistan first appeared on National Organization for Women.
  • “Being Young and Beautiful Isn’t a Crime”: A Defense of Meredith Blake in The Parent Trap 
    The absolutely iconic 1998 film, “The Parent Trap,” is a staple movie for many people today. The Lindsay Lohan film follows a set of twins, Halle and Annie, working to get their divorced parents back together. To do this, they overcome many obstacles like living in different countries and switching places. But inarguably their toughest Read more … The post “Being Young and Beautiful Isn’t a Crime”: A Defense of Meredith Blake in The Parent Trap  first appeared on National Organization for Women.
  • Supreme Court Says, “Farewell, Roe”  — But Abortion is Still the Issue 
    In the months leading up to the ill-fated Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization ruling, abortion rights supporters often cited the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade securing the right to abortion under the due process provision of the 14th Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause. There was the hope that the nearly 50 years of precedent Read more … The post Supreme Court Says, “Farewell, Roe”  — But Abortion is Still the Issue  first appeared on National Organization for Women.
  • Teaching as an Underpaid, Stressful Profession Driving Teachers to Quit – My Take
    When not a college student, I work part-time as a summer teacher at an elementary school in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area. In my experience working with rising first-grade students, I have witnessed the systemic problems schools face amidst the Great Resignation and return to a “normal” school year. Teachers and students face a challenging Read more … The post Teaching as an Underpaid, Stressful Profession Driving Teachers to Quit – My Take first appeared on National Organization for Women.

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