Author Archive | Joanne Bamberger

How Cultural Taboos Harm Global Women’s Health

As the mother of a teen-age girl, I have learned that the myriad of “feminine hygiene products” can be confusing and overwhelming to girls. But what if your daughter had the opposite problem once she starts her menstrual period? What if no products were available or they were too expensive for the family to afford? […]

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Can Hillary Clinton Win Without Maggie Williams?

Hillary Clinton and her about-to-be-released book, “Hard Choices”, are all the buzz in the news world this week.  What does her book say?  Will she dish dirt on President Obama? (Not likely) Does she harbor any bad feelings toward Mark Penn? (I still do). I haven’t read “Hard Choices” yet, but according to the advance […]

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Global Girls’ Education: It’s Not a Given

My daughter is lucky.  In a few months, she will graduate from eighth grade and will attend high school at an amazing place that has as one of its missions the fostering of girls’ leadership abilities. I’m not writing this to get into that whole “ban bossy” campaign. I wanted to write this because even […]

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