One we want to see more and more and more:
The National Institutes of Health director said he would no longer appear on all-male panels at public scientific meetings. Francis S. Collins
said that it is time to end “manels” and that more effort must be made to include women and other underrepresented people in speaking engagements.
One all of us can support:
In continuing to drive awareness, fight for “menstruation equality”, and bust the taboo of menstruation beyond their Academy Award-winning 26-minute documentary Period. End of Sentence., the filmmakers have created The Pad Project, a California non-profit corporation. They note, “Our biggest hope is to get as many people as involved as possible, so that no girl will ever have to miss school because of her period again (which happens in low-income areas in the United States as well, which we also raise money for).” The film tells the story of women who joined together in a village in India to create menstrual pads. As is said in the film: When a girl gets her period in the United States, she may miss a class. When a girl gets her period in a developing country, she may never go to school again. A period should end a sentence, not a girl’s education. But, unfortunately, that’s exactly what’s happening all over the world.”
One to get us ready:
Elizabeth Warren has written 11 books, and Kirsten Gillibrand speaks fluent Mandarin. Still, we hear much more about how Beto O’Rourke likes to read, and how Pete Buttigieg speaks Norwegian. So says Dr. Lori Sokol, executive director of Women’s eNews, who promises that a new series called The Ovary Office will “counterbalance the patriarchal slant that currently exists in much of the mainstream media. While there are six Democratic women vying to become the party’s presidential nominee, their male counterparts have attained about 80% of the media’s coverage, thus drowning out women’s platforms and their viability as presidential candidates.” Watch The Ovary Office for a different narrative.
We also recommend:
From the Barbara Lee Family Foundation, Gender on the Ballot, an online resource to “provide the public with real-time, expert analysis of gender dynamics and their effects on key races up and down the ballot. We’ll respond to breaking news and go beyond the headlines, diving deep into the complicated role gender plays in politics and how we reward, punish, and police it.” Find it at https://www.genderontheballot.org/