"Title IX is most commonly known for its role in advancing gender equality for women in sports, but the extent of the law is far reaching. This package offers a thorough look into Title IX’s past and present impact, and offers suggestions for the future. Check back through June 23rd for updates."
“When I first met Gloria Steinem more than 40 years ago, the world was a different place. The women’s movement was just beginning, and so Gloria became not only my new friend, but also my touchstone on the many issues that were starting to confront us on the front lines of feminism. We were part of an important new conversation that was going on all across the country. It was apparent that women needed to talk to each other and they needed a place where their minds could meet. So in 1972, Gloria co-founded that place: Ms. magazine, which would instantly become — and remain — the indispensable handbook of the women’s movement. This week, the City of New York honored Gloria and the editors and writers of Ms. on the occasion of the magazine’s 40th anniversary, and so I thought it would be illuminating to ask my soul-sister about the cultural and historical impact of the magazine. Here’s what she had to say. —MT”
This morning I woke feeling pretty darn good. I felt energetic, positive, I even felt sexy. I jumped in the shower, hummed as I got ready…. decided to wear my skinny jeans, hot pink tank top and bright, lime green shirt….. I jumped on my bike and still felt pretty darn good all the way to Main St.
It wasn’t until I rode on Main Street by the large windows that let me see my reflection…. I didn’t like what I saw…. my reflection was “chunky” and I frowned all the way to the office.
It took me a few minutes to realize that there was nothing wrong with my reflection…. what’s wrong is the stupid, unrealistic image we have in our heads of how we should look like.
I’m not tall, I’m not skinny, I don’t have long legs… I don’t have flat abs….. but I have to remember that I am OK, just the way I am
“Our good fortune is dependent upon the cooperation and contributions of others. Every aspect of our present well-being is due to hard work on the part of others. As we look around us at the buildings we live and work in, the roads we travel, the clothes we wear, or the food we eat, we have to acknowledge that all are provided by others. None of them would exist for us to enjoy and make use of were it not for the kindness of so many people unknown to us.”—