A barrier-breaking generation gives context to contemporary female life.
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Politics Have No Place in Health Care
Here's the latest turn of events after the Susan G. Komen Foundation, ending a long partnership, precipitously withdrew $700,000 in funding to Planned Parenthood for breast cancer screenings. NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg has pledged $250,000 of his own money to Planned Parenthood to help the group continue to offer the service.
Says Mayor Bloomberg: "Politics have no place in health care."
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.