Mary Thom is an author, editor, and journalist who edits the Women’s Media Center Features. An early and long-time editor of Ms. magazine, she now writes and consults for a number of non-profit women’s organizations, including the National Council for Research on Women. Her books include Inside Ms.: 25 Years of the Magazine and the Feminist Movement and Letters to Ms.: 1972-1987. She is editor, with Suzanne Braun Levine, of an oral history, Bella Abzug: How One Tough Broad from the Bronx Fought Jim Crow and Joe McCarthy, Pissed Off Jimmy Carter, Battled for the Rights of Women and Workers, Rallied Against War and for the Planet, and Shook Up Politics Along the Way (Farrar, Straus & Giroux).
The author, editor of the WMC Exclusives, recalls a moment decades ago that encapsulates the power and purpose of the former First Lady, who died last week at the age of 93. More »
“It doesn’t rain here the way it used to.” That was a Senegalese woman’s observation, included in a new report on climate change released by the Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO). More »
On a hot day at the end of her hard-fought Senate primary campaign in 1976, Congresswoman Bella Abzug shot her mouth off one time too many. In whatever way Hillary Clinton recasts her campaign after the lessons of Iowa and New Hampshire, she will not make such a foolhardy mistake. More »
During the past week, according to an AP report, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has reached out to Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Madeleine Albright, and others to discuss how to resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict. Meanwhile, a delegation of Palestinian, Israeli, and international women are speaking out in California, New York, and Washington, DC, calling for a new, “consultative approach” to a negotiated agreement. More »
“Since you decided to rule the whole world,” a Lebanese TV journalist challenged her American audience, “you should know more about us.” More »