A barrier-breaking generation gives context to contemporary female life.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Susan Must Be Rolling in Her Grave
to see the Susan G. Komen Foundation throw Planned Parenthood under the bus. (report from NYTimes) This apparent PR move to appease longtime anti-abortion critics is
going to backfire big time. So much for Sisterhood.
Backstory in HuffPost pins this on Komen Foundation's new VP for public policy, Karen Handel, who ran for Gov. of Georgia in 2010 on an anti-abortion, anti-Planned Parenthood platform.
Robin Herman is a writer, artist and e-media explorer at Robin Herman Creative.http://www.robinhermancreative.com/ Earlier in her career she was a reporter for The New York Times and then the Washington Post. She went on to spend 13 years as assistant dean for communications at Harvard School of Public Health where she co-founded and was Director of The Forum at Harvard School of Public Health. She is the author of a history of science book, Fusion: The Search for Endless Energy (Cambridge University Press, 1990). She was a member of the first class of women at Princeton University. In 1973 she was hired as the New York Times' first female sports reporter. On Jan 21, 1975 she "broke the locker room barrier" as the first female reporter to enter a male professional league locker room (NHL All-Star Game) for post-game quotes. Her 5 years as a sportswriter coincided with tumultuous national events and progress in women's rights and opportunities.