Marcia G. Yerman
Marcia G. Yerman, based in New York City, writes profiles, interviews, essays, and articles focusing on women’s issues, health, human rights, culture and the arts, and new media. She is a contributing writer for EmpowHER and Women News Network. Her work has been published by AlterNet, Huffington Post, The Women’s Media Center and RH Reality Check. Her online work is archived at mgyerman.com.
Yerman promotes the view that if women’s frame of reference is not reflected in the arts—film, theater, visual arts, literature—then their identities and visions will be defined by a male-driven popular culture. She is the co-founder of cultureID, a not-for-profit online platform and community dedicated to creating a nexus between culture and activism.
The democratic spirit of the Arab Spring uprisings is alive and well in the determination of women protesters in Iraq, who are seeing their rights slip away under the current administration. More »
For over a decade, Sakena Yacoobi has worked for the welfare of her nation, particularly the girls and women of Afghanistan. The West can help with infrastructure, she says. But solutions for a better future must be forged with respect to a culture that is thousands of years old. More »
Sketch comedian extraordinaire Tracey Ullman found a comfortable niche on Showtime for her satiric probe of America’s psyche. But no viewer gets to remain complacent under her penetrating gaze. More »
As Joe the Plumber plays out his moments in the sun, a group of feminist economists rate the two candidates according to women’s economic concerns. More »