Archive for Wake Up News

Meryl Streep Urges Congress To Ratify the ERA

By Heather Saul Wednesday 24 June 2015 Meryl Streep has continued her battle towards achieving equal rights for women by writing a letter to every single member of Congress and demanding they “stand up for equality”. The Oscar-winning actress’ letter urged Congress to revive the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) which was written in 1920, passed

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When Will Women be Honored Every Day?

Tim Ward, Huffington Post, interviewed author, radio host and priestess, Rev. Karen Tate to get her perspective on Mother’s Day. Mother’s Day is just around the corner, the day we venerate the women who gave birth to each one of us. Kind of a penance for the other 364 days a year during which women

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This month on WWWTV: Domestic Violence Awareness and OBR on Feb 14

WWWTV Host Marilyn Nyborg discusses domestic violence and other topics with guest Gayle Guest-Brown, Executive Director of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalition. The also talk about the upcoming One Billion Rising event on February 14th in Grass Valley California. Click here to watch  

Somewhere in America

Belissa Escobedo, Rhiannon McGavin, and Zariya Allen are three incredible young women determined to change the world, one word at a time. These outspoken, brave girls are part of Get Lit, “the leading nonprofit presenter of literary performance, education, and teen poetry programs in Southern California,” according to their website.

Speaking-up Double Bind

We’ve both seen it happen again and again. When a woman speaks in a professional setting, she walks a tightrope. Either she’s barely heard or she’s judged as too aggressive. When a man says virtually the same thing, heads nod in appreciation for his fine idea. As a result, women often decide that saying less

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Explicit Disapproval Works

Encouraging people to correct for biases does more than change the way we view others. It also affects the opportunities women will seek for themselves. One of us, Adam, presented data in his classes at Wharton on the underrepresentation of women in major leadership roles and discussed the factors that held women back. He thought

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