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New York Daily News Guest Columnist: Women’s Partners in Making History: The Men Who Help Power Progress

“All of this should remind us that the flip-side of outrage or protest is a vision of what should exist in its stead. An important lesson of suffrage is that men’s support, both in and outside legislatures, is essential to correcting the gender inequalities that still fester. As Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, put it this summer, ‘Men have to endorse the project as much as women.'” continue reading

“Anatomy of the Great Banana-Smoking Hoax of 1967”

Conflicting accounts still circulate as to how the Banana-Peel Smoking Hoax of 1967 got started and who reported it first. continue reading

“When a Dissertation Makes a Difference'”

Profile of Professor Devah Pager and her prisoner studies. continue reading

Hiding in Plain Sight

Review of Nella Larsen’s Passing: A Novel continue reading

“When Applause Isn’t Welcome”

Meet the classical music-goers as “applaudience.” continue reading

“No Girls Allowed”

Review of Nancy Caldwell Sorel’s The Women Who Wrote the War continue reading

“Among the Fresh A Dweeb Is at a Loss”

Teenage slang in 1989. continue reading

“New Frontiers: Divorced but Friends”

Divorced but still together–sort of. continue reading

“Viewpoint: The New York Newsday Interview with Stella Shindler. She Checks Out Heartbreak Hotels”

Q & A with Stella Shindler. continue reading

“Funds on the Defensive”

Mutual funds in the aftermath of the crash of 1987. continue reading

“Viewpoint: The New York Newsday Interview with Mariana Leighton: Learning How the Other Half Lives”

Q&A with Mariana Leighton. continue reading

“Letting the Services Come to You — At Home”

What personal services can a person order up at home? continue reading

“Raising a Million for ‘Les Mis’ ”

How a psychologist and a professor got a major insurance company to raise more than a million dollars for the Broadway production of “Les Mis.” continue reading

“Feeling Poor on $600,000 a Year”

The young New York investment bankers with staggering $600,000-a-year incomes are not rich and may never be. continue reading

“Poster Man: City Framing Me: NYCLU Asking If Rights Are Violated”

The someone putting up incendiary posters all over New York. continue reading

“A Limited Consensus for Women”

Outcome: The 1985 U.N. Decade of Women conference in Nairobi. continue reading

“A Global Problem in One Village”

“While international groups debate family-planning policy, women in a Kenyan village consider their choices. Debate and Reality in Kenya” continue reading

“Women’s Rights Minister”

“Yvette Roudy says France will need a women’s rights monitor for ‘generations.'” continue reading

“Women Have Fundamentalist Woes”

Women and fundamentalism around the globe, 1985. continue reading

“A New Form of Abolitionism”

“Women organize to fight ‘sexual slavery’ around the world.” continue reading

“Bella Steals the Show”

“If Women Ruled the World.” continue reading

“U.S.: ‘Moral Victory’ at Women’s Session”

Report on the official opening of the 1985 U.N. Decade for Women Conference in Nairobi. continue reading

“Envoy Keeps Candor Showing”

Profile of U.N. diplomat Alan Keyes. continue reading

“Devisive End to ‘Decade of Women’”

Wrap-up: The 1985 U.N. Decade for Women Conference in Nairobi. continue reading

“Politburo’s Youngest Member Advanced Swiftly to the Top”

Spot profile on the elevation of Mikhail Gorbachev to the top position in the Soviet Communist Party’s central committee. continue reading

“Tough Stance Stays, But Style Will Shift”

Spot analysis of the changing of the guard at the United Nations, as Vernon Walters replaced Jeane Kirkpatrick as U.S. ambassador. continue reading

“Sharon Loses Libel Suit; Time Cleared of Malice”

Wrap-up: Ariel Sharon v. Time Inc. continue reading

“UNESCO Pullout: Intent is Reform”

The United States, United Nations and UNESCO. continue reading

“UN Panel OKs Anti-Torture Pact”

The torture debate at the United Nations. continue reading

“UN Divided Over Anti-Torture Pact”

The torture debate at the United Nations. continue reading

“Generals Go on Defense: Ariel Sharon Vs. Time Inc.”

Ariel Sharon v. Time Inc. continue reading

“Time Again for ‘So Much UN-ery’”

Curtain-raiser: The U.N. General Assembly of 1984. continue reading

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The Suffragents won the Gold Medal in US History in the 2018 Independent Publisher Book Awards and was a finalist for the 2018 Sally and Morris Lasky Prize, presented by the Center for Political History.  See Summer Camp Newsletters” and Facebook posts from book-related appearances. Reviews, notices, and articles about my books are under their titles here. My articles are here.

2019 Calendar:
January 29:
Exhibition Opening Remarks: “Women Get the Vote: A Historic Look at the Nineteenth Amendment,“New York Society Library. February 23: “Public Values in Conflict with Animal Agribusiness Practices,” UCLA Law School, Los Angeles.  March 13: The Suffragents,” Scarsdale Woman’s Club, Scarsdale NY. March 24: League of Women Voters, Albany County at the Bethlehem (NY) Public LibraryMarch 25: “Judges, Lawyers, and Women’s Suffrage,” Gender Fairness Committee of the Third Judicial District, CLE, NY State Courts at SUNY Albany Law School, Albany NY. May 15: “The Republican Suffragents,” National Women’s Republican Club, New York City.