Author Archive | Joanne Bamberger

Woman in fear of domestic abuse

Janay Palmer: An Abuse Victim Taking the Blame

When the domestic abuse story of Ray Rice and Janay Palmer first surfaced this summer, someone on the Baltimore Ravens’ Twitter feed decided it was a good idea to suggest that maybe Janay, Rice’s then-fiancee, and now his wife, should take some of the blame.  In a now deleted tweet, that can still be seen […]

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Who Revoked Joan Rivers’ Feminist Card?

Joan Rivers was a woman who made her way in the comedy world at a time when few women were able to. The thing that distinguished Rivers was that she did her comedy her way without adhering to what was deemed the acceptable style of the time. She was no sweet Mary Tyler Moore on […]

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Another White Guy for “Meet the Press”?

Oh, mainstream media. You have done it once again.  It seems that you just can’t help yourself when it comes to promoting white guy after white guy, especially for your signature shows. Rumors have been swirling that David Gregory is on his way out as host of “Meet the Press.” In many ways that’s a […]

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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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