BY Kathryn Hensch
on Aug 13, 2015
Judy Blume is no stranger to female empowerment. She’s authored books that portray girls and women exactly as they are. Blume doesn’t shy away from topics like puberty and sex – she embraces them. She’s told Makers about how feminism shaped who she is. In a recent interview with 92nd Street Y, Judy spoke of how tired she is of feminism being treated like a “dirty word.”
“You’re this or you’re that,” she says of what people attach to the label. “Yes, I’m a feminist!” she exclaims. Read More
BY Ariana Anderson
on Jun 20, 2011
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich is credited with the famous quote, “Well-behaved women seldom make history,” which is a phrase that has since become a slogan of just about everyone and their grandma. (There’s even a coffee mug floating around the BUST office with the quote.) But at 92nd Street Y’s recent talk on Women in Politics moderator Alison Stewart, host of PBS’s Need to Know, asked authors Nora Ephron and Rebecca Traister how this quote relates to women in politics historically and today. Read More
BY Molly Labell
on Jan 13, 2011
The 92nd Street Y's season is off to a great start! Through June, the center will host a number of smart and powerful women.
On Sunday, 1/23, drop in to see Congresswoman Nita Lowey, author Gloria Feldt, and journalists Rebecca Traister and Carol Jenkins discuss women, power and politics. As a personal aside, I spent one summer interning for Congresswoman Lowey, and her dedication to women's issues is truly inspiring! You won't want to miss this.
On Thursday, 2/17, comedian Judy Gold will be interviewing the one and only Whoopi Goldberg. Read More