A barrier-breaking generation gives context to contemporary female life.
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Pink is Out
Nancy Brinker, Komen founder [photo courtesy Mother Jones/PalmBeach Post/ZUMA press]
details from Mother Jones on the conservative background and anti-choice makeup of Komen
Foundation's board. Can of worms here. Cutting off support for breast cancer screening at Planned Parenthood may be the worst pr move they
ever made. Pink is OUT starting now.
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.