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Marcia G. Yerman

Marcia G. Yerman

Marcia G. Yerman, based in New York City, writes profiles, interviews, essays, and articles focusing on women’s issues, human rights, the environment, politics, health, culture, and the arts. Her work has been published by AlterNet, EmpowHER, Moms Clean Air Force, The Raw Story, Women News Network, and RH Reality Check. She has verticals at The Huffington Post, OpEdNews, and Daily Kos. Her articles are archived at mgyerman.com. You can follow her on Twitter @mgyerman.


Featured Columns

A New Look at Dorothea Lange’s Life and Work

A New Look at Dorothea Lange’s Life and Work

August 28, 2014

A documentary premiering this week reveals why the groundbreaking photography of Dorothea Lange resonates for a modern audience. More »

Ending the Rape Kit Backlog

Ending the Rape Kit Backlog

February 21, 2014

Activists are working to remove a major hurdle to justice for sexual assault survivors: the backlog of evidence in hundreds of thousands of cases. More »

Yanar Mohammed—Iraqi Women's Vigilant Champion

Yanar Mohammed—Iraqi Women's Vigilant Champion

June 28, 2011

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 »


Sakena Yacoobi’s Vision for Afghanistan

October 1, 2009

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 »

}Tracey Ullman Examines the “State of the Union”

Tracey Ullman Examines the “State of the Union”

April 24, 2009

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 »

The Financial Debate—Moving the “Joannes” Front and Center

November 3, 2008

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 »

The New Media Message For Women

October 21, 2008

While the old boys’ network continues to dominate mainstream media, women are tending to look elsewhere for their news and information. This year, the blogosphere has emerged as a powerful venue for women’s political activity as well. More »