Posts tagged "women"

Women's History Month: Pioneering journalist Jovita Idar

Women's History Month: Pioneering journalist Jovita Idar
Jovita Idar was a pioneering Mexican-American female journalist. She was born in 1885 in Laredo, Texas, into a family of journalists. She and her brothers worked for their father’s newspaper, La Crónica, according to the University of Texas at Austin. She wrote articles under a pseudonym and exposed the poor living conditions of Mexican-American workers... Read more »

Obama won in the "real America"

Obama won in the "real America"
Remember when Sarah Palin talked about the “real America?” She had some sort of idealized version of small-town rural America that was something out of a Leave it to Beaver episode. Sometimes listening to Mitt Romney it sounded like he lived in this 1950s world. Clearly the majority of America could not identify with his... Read more »

Scary stats for women

It’s Halloween. But here are some scary facts. Nationally all women make 72 cents on the dollar and African-American women make 62 cents on the dollar compared to men. Latina women do far worse making 54 cents on the dollar compared to men. In this presidential race there has been much discussion of what to... Read more »
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Inés Sainz accepts apology for machismo in the New York Jets locker room

Inés Sainz A Mexican female TV reporter was subjected to catcalls and verbal harassment in the New York Jets locker room where she went to do an interview over the weekend. And rightly so on Monday night Jets owner Woody Johnson apologized to  Inés Sainz for harassment by team members and a coach, according an... Read more »

Is the Mexican Miss Universe more than just a pretty face?

I was too busy following the primary election in Arizona this week to notice that Miss Mexico, Jimena Navarrete, won the Miss Universe contest. Sadly, the progressive Latino candidate for U.S. Senate, Randy Parraz, lost the Democratic primary but hopefully he will run again for office. We need more candidates like him to speak out... Read more »

First Ladies Michelle Obama and Margarita Zavala are smart and stylish. But they should tackle tougher topics like the murders of women in Juarez.

Michelle Obama is in Mexico. Photo by Luis Acosta/AFP Getty Images She arrived Tuesday night on her first solo visit to Mexico as First Lady after a stop in earthquake-ravaged Haiti and will stay south of the border until Thursday. There already have been many comparisons between Michelle Obama and Mexico’s First Lady Margarita Zavala.... Read more »
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Bye Bye Ugly Betty

Did you hear that ABC is canceling Ugly Betty? To be honest I was never a big fan of the show. I watched part of this first season but I quickly lost interest when the plots focused more on romance and intrigue. Still it’s sad to see one of the handful of TV shows that... Read more »