By Amaris Castillo | 09/26/2011 - 13:05
— After several organizations (including the National Institute of Women) accused Anahí’s new Snicker’s commercial of being sexist, the 28-year-old Mexican singer/actress finally spoke about the matter saying it was intended to be fun, but confessing it made women appear weak.
By Grace Bastidas | 03/10/2011 - 18:11
Politicians have been waging a war against women across the country, pushing an amendment to defund Planned Parenthood and other free or low-cost clinics vital for our reproductive health. The amendment has already made it past the House of Representatives and could go even further if U.S. Representative Mike Pence (R-Ind.), who introduced the amendment, has his way. We talked to Jessica Gonzalez-Rojas, deputy director of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH), to find out how this would impact us directly.
By Mariela Rosario | 09/22/2010 - 17:15
We've been noticing a startling trend lately and we don't like it one bit. It started back over the summer when Debrahlee Lorenzana was fired from her job at Citibank for being "too distracting" to her male coworkers. Lorenzana insisted that her clothing choices were always in keeping with company standards: "Never did I ever show cleavage," the single mom claimed.
By Mariela Rosario | 07/20/2009 - 15:00
David Arquette issued an apology for the racist remarks he spouted on Fox and Friends last week. In case you missed it, the "actor" first claimed that he was an expert on Latinos because he was born and raised in Los Angeles, and then said that while some Latina women have good judgment, others are "just nuts" in reference to Sonia Sotomayor's Supreme Court Nomination.
By Mariela Rosario | 07/20/2009 - 14:00
Steven Colbert took to his show, The Colbert Report, to address the issues raised during last week's Senate Confirmation hearings about Sonia Sotomayor's life experiences and possible biases. He uses a really great analogy about band-aids and crayola crayons and the "neutrality" of the flesh colors that we really wish we had dreamt up first.
Check it out and tell us: Do you agree that the "impartiality" questions posed by many of the Republican senators last week were racist?
By Mariela Rosario | 07/17/2009 - 12:45
As I said before, I still don't feel as though I've learned many new things about Sonia Sotomayor this week, even though her Senate confirmation hearings just ended. I have, however, learned more about the law and our constitution and that is all thanks to Sotomayor's measured, thoughtful and yes, "wise" responses to the questions posed by the Senate Judiciary Committee.
By Mariela Rosario | 05/13/2009 - 14:15
The appointment of Sonia Sotomayor to a Supreme Court seat seems to have hit some speed bumps in recent days. Although President Obama has a historic opportunity to appoint the first Hispanic judge in the court's history, it is unclear whether or not he will embrace it.