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August 22, 2014


Honor the many brave journalists, aid workers and civil servants who risk their lives in conflict zones, and grieve for Mr. Foley and the many others who have lost their freedom or their lives. - NY Times

Honor the many brave journalists, aid workers and civil servants who risk their lives in conflict zones, and grieve for Mr. Foley and the many others who have lost their freedom or their lives. - NY Times

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July 13, 2014


She was 18 years old, a freshman, and had been on campus for just two weeks when one Saturday night last September her friends grew worried because she had been drinking and suddenly disappeared…
Reporting Rape, and Wishing She Hadn’t
How One College Handled a Sexual Assault Complaint. 
(Trigger Warning) http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/13/us/how-one-college-handled-a-sexual-assault-complaint.html?ref=todayspaper

She was 18 years old, a freshman, and had been on campus for just two weeks when one Saturday night last September her friends grew worried because she had been drinking and suddenly disappeared…

Reporting Rape, and Wishing She Hadn’t

How One College Handled a Sexual Assault Complaint. 

(Trigger Warning) http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/13/us/how-one-college-handled-a-sexual-assault-complaint.html?ref=todayspaper

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July 9, 2014


Remembering the Woodstock Traffic Jam: 1969, August 15-19. Between 300,000 and 500,000 people descended on Max Yasgur’s farm in Bethel, N.Y. Because almost ten times the projected 50,000 number of people showed up, the NY Thruway leading to the farm became impossible for commuters. The Woodstock traffic clogged more than 20 miles of highway over the course of three days. Conditions were so bad that performers had to be flown in by helicopter. ‪#‎3daysofpeaceandmusic‬

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July 6, 2014


SIGN THE PETITION: 
CoChairs of Women’s Project Board of Directors Must Resign
On June 18, 2014 members of the Women’s Project Advisory Board received a brief announcement from the Women’s Project Executive Consultant Jessica Jenen that Artistic Director Julie Crosby was “leaving” the Women’s Project. On June 19, frustrated by the lack of information and transparency regarding such a momentous decision, 22 members of the Advisory Board resigned in protest. On June 24, in response to the flood of inquiries arising from their actions, Board Co-Chairs Arlene Scanlan and Casey Kemper wrote to the Advisory Board, asserting that Julie Crosby had “resigned,” an assertion that was immediately and resoundingly disputed by several members of the Board of Directors who subsequently resigned in protest.. Tell the community of supporters of the Women’s Project that the forced resignation of a leader who has put the Women’s Project on the cultural map is an unacceptable form of board governance. Add your name to the list of theatre artists and leaders who reject this “l’état c’est moi” behavior of Board chairs Casey Kemper and Arlene Scanlan. Demand their immediate resignation. Whereas Arlene Scanlan and Casey Kemper, Co-Chairs of the Board of Directors of Women’s Project and Productions, Inc. (d/b/a Women’s Project Theater) have conducted a campaign over time to force Julie Crosby to leave Women’s Project, Whereas the Co-Chairs have failed to meet with the Advisory Board of Women’s Project to hear its concerns regarding the Co-Chairs’ actions in relation to the termination of Artistic Director Julie Crosby, or to duly advise the members of the Board of Directors as to their intentions and rationale, Whereas the Co-Chairs have made misrepresentations to the media about the current state of the Women’s Project and about the circumstances surrounding the termination of Ms Crosby, Whereas the Co-Chairs through their recent actions and communications have jeopardized Women’s Project’s relationships with corporate, government, foundation and individual funders and the artistic community, Whereas the Co-Chairs have flagrantly violated the core values of the Women’s Project by the secrecy and dishonesty with which they have sought to effect a leadership transition, Whereas, as a result of the evident failure of the Co-Chairs to uphold the core mission of the Women’s Project, four members of the Board of Directors and 22 members of the Advisory Board have resigned from Women’s Project as of this time, And, in the hope that the future of Women’s Project can be secured, that new and effective leadership on the Board of Directors will replace the failed, that the recently resigned members of the Board of Directors will return and that representatives of a newly constituted Advisory Board will work with the Board of Directors and a new Artistic Director for the future health of the company and that the theatre community will support the WP in its commitment to women artists We, the undersigned, hereby demand that Co-Chairs Arlene Scanlan and Casey Kemper relinquish their leadership role by resigning from the Board of Directors of Women’s Project and Productions. Suzanne Bennett Beth Blickers Kathleen Chalfant Bruce Cohen Liz Diamond Angelina Fiordellisi Lucia Hwong Gordon Linda Healey Morgan Jenness Susan Jonas Paul Kim Diane Krausz Mary McDonnell Gail Parenteau Carey Perloff Louis Scheeder Diane Stefani Daniella Topol
Paula Vogel
Aphra Behn 

SIGN THE PETITION: 

CoChairs of Women’s Project Board of Directors Must Resign

On June 18, 2014 members of the Women’s Project Advisory Board received a brief announcement from the Women’s Project Executive Consultant Jessica Jenen that Artistic Director Julie Crosby was “leaving” the Women’s Project. On June 19, frustrated by the lack of information and transparency regarding such a momentous decision, 22 members of the Advisory Board resigned in protest. On June 24, in response to the flood of inquiries arising from their actions, Board Co-Chairs Arlene Scanlan and Casey Kemper wrote to the Advisory Board, asserting that Julie Crosby had “resigned,” an assertion that was immediately and resoundingly disputed by several members of the Board of Directors who subsequently resigned in protest.. 
Tell the community of supporters of the Women’s Project that the forced resignation of a leader who has put the Women’s Project on the cultural map is an unacceptable form of board governance. Add your name to the list of theatre artists and leaders who reject this “l’état c’est moi” behavior of Board chairs Casey Kemper and Arlene Scanlan. Demand their immediate resignation. 

Whereas Arlene Scanlan and Casey Kemper, Co-Chairs of the Board of Directors of Women’s Project and Productions, Inc. (d/b/a Women’s Project Theater) have conducted a campaign over time to force Julie Crosby to leave Women’s Project, 
Whereas the Co-Chairs have failed to meet with the Advisory Board of Women’s Project to hear its concerns regarding the Co-Chairs’ actions in relation to the termination of Artistic Director Julie Crosby, or to duly advise the members of the Board of Directors as to their intentions and rationale, 
Whereas the Co-Chairs have made misrepresentations to the media about the current state of the Women’s Project and about the circumstances surrounding the termination of Ms Crosby, 
Whereas the Co-Chairs through their recent actions and communications have jeopardized Women’s Project’s relationships with corporate, government, foundation and individual funders and the artistic community, 
Whereas the Co-Chairs have flagrantly violated the core values of the Women’s Project by the secrecy and dishonesty with which they have sought to effect a leadership transition, 
Whereas, as a result of the evident failure of the Co-Chairs to uphold the core mission of the Women’s Project, four members of the Board of Directors and 22 members of the Advisory Board have resigned from Women’s Project as of this time, 
And, in the hope 
that the future of Women’s Project can be secured, 
that new and effective leadership on the Board of Directors will replace the failed, 
that the recently resigned members of the Board of Directors will return and 
that representatives of a newly constituted Advisory Board will work with the Board of Directors and a new Artistic Director for the future health of the company and 
that the theatre community will support the WP in its commitment to women artists 
We, the undersigned, hereby demand that Co-Chairs Arlene Scanlan and Casey Kemper relinquish their leadership role by resigning from the Board of Directors of Women’s Project and Productions. 

Suzanne Bennett 
Beth Blickers 
Kathleen Chalfant 
Bruce Cohen 
Liz Diamond 
Angelina Fiordellisi 
Lucia Hwong Gordon 
Linda Healey 
Morgan Jenness 
Susan Jonas 
Paul Kim 
Diane Krausz 
Mary McDonnell 
Gail Parenteau 
Carey Perloff 
Louis Scheeder 
Diane Stefani 
Daniella Topol

Paula Vogel

Aphra Behn 

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July 4, 2014


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July 1, 2014


The 8 Best Lines From Ginsburg’s Dissent on the Hobby Lobby Contraception Decision: 
1) “The exemption sought by Hobby Lobby and Conestoga would…deny legions of women who do not hold their employers’ beliefs access to contraceptive coverage”
2) “Religious organizations exist to foster the interests of persons subscribing to the same religious faith. Not so of for-profit corporations. Workers who sustain the operations of those corporations commonly are not drawn from one religious community.”
3) “Any decision to use contraceptives made by a woman covered under Hobby Lobby’s or Conestoga’s plan will not be propelled by the Government, it will be the woman’s autonomous choice, informed by the physician she consults.”
4) “It bears note in this regard that the cost of an IUD is nearly equivalent to a month’s full-time pay for workers earning the minimum wage.”
5) “Would the exemption…extend to employers with religiously grounded objections to blood transfusions (Jehovah’s Witnesses); antidepressants (Scientologists); medications derived from pigs, including anesthesia, intravenous fluids, and pills coated with gelatin (certain Muslims, Jews, and Hindus); and vaccinations[?]…Not much help there for the lower courts bound by today’s decision.”
6) “Approving some religious claims while deeming others unworthy of accommodation could be ‘perceived as favoring one religion over another,’ the very ‘risk the [Constitution’s] Establishment Clause was designed to preclude.”
7) “My five male colleagues, in a decision of startling breadth, would allow corporations to opt out of almost any law that they find “incompatible with their sincerely held religious beliefs.”
8) “The court, I fear, has ventured into a minefield.”

The 8 Best Lines From Ginsburg’s Dissent on the Hobby Lobby Contraception Decision: 

1) “The exemption sought by Hobby Lobby and Conestoga would…deny legions of women who do not hold their employers’ beliefs access to contraceptive coverage”

2) “Religious organizations exist to foster the interests of persons subscribing to the same religious faith. Not so of for-profit corporations. Workers who sustain the operations of those corporations commonly are not drawn from one religious community.”

3) “Any decision to use contraceptives made by a woman covered under Hobby Lobby’s or Conestoga’s plan will not be propelled by the Government, it will be the woman’s autonomous choice, informed by the physician she consults.”

4) “It bears note in this regard that the cost of an IUD is nearly equivalent to a month’s full-time pay for workers earning the minimum wage.”

5) “Would the exemption…extend to employers with religiously grounded objections to blood transfusions (Jehovah’s Witnesses); antidepressants (Scientologists); medications derived from pigs, including anesthesia, intravenous fluids, and pills coated with gelatin (certain Muslims, Jews, and Hindus); and vaccinations[?]…Not much help there for the lower courts bound by today’s decision.”

6) “Approving some religious claims while deeming others unworthy of accommodation could be ‘perceived as favoring one religion over another,’ the very ‘risk the [Constitution’s] Establishment Clause was designed to preclude.”

7) “My five male colleagues, in a decision of startling breadth, would allow corporations to opt out of almost any law that they find “incompatible with their sincerely held religious beliefs.”

8) “The court, I fear, has ventured into a minefield.”

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June 28, 2014


For Women Who Saw Combat, a Place to Find Inner Peace: a retreat for female veterans at Tassajara monastery. #fem2 http://dld.bz/dtmdx  

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May 25, 2014


Women Alert to Travel’s Darker Side. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/25/travel/women-alert-to-travels-darker-side.html?ref=todayspaper

Women Alert to Travel’s Darker Side. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/25/travel/women-alert-to-travels-darker-side.html?ref=todayspaper

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May 13, 2014


Nigerian Girls Seen in Video From Militants

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