Month: May 2015

Why Amy Schumer Is Your New Feminist Best Friend

*This post of mine was also published on The Huffington Post.* If you have been laughing out loud at your computer screen louder than normal over the past few weeks, most likely you have been watching Amy Schumer’s hilarious sketches online. From unattainable beauty standards placed on women to how inaccessible birth control remains to …

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Priyanka Chopra: Proof Bollywood breaking into Hollywood?

 *This post of mine was also published in The New York Times/Women in the World.* Sexism in Hollywood has gotten so bad that the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has urged federal and state civil rights agencies to investigate “the systemic failure to hire women directors at all levels of the film and television industry.” …

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Anushay’s Point: Voters Care About Policy More Than Gender

With Hillary Clinton officially in the race for President, naturally there will be endless segments on gender, but I thought today’s segment on CNN with Carol Costello gave a different perspective on gender politics. I joined the Executive Director of IWF (Independent Women’s Forum), Sabrina Schaeffer, who is also a fellow PBS To The Contrary panelist, …

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Anushay’s Point: Women Not Always Aware When Paid Less

This week on PBS’ To The Contrary, we took on pay equity, how social media impacts marriage, anti-poverty experiments, and mothers who abandon their children. Washington, DC Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton and I agreed on the apparently complicated issue of pay equality while some of our fellow panelists did not. I just cannot get my …

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New York Times Features Anushay’s Point For Mother’s Day

Technically, it is not even Mother’s Day in the US yet, but this year my gift arrived early all courtesy of The New York Times/Women in the World. We get so caught up in flowers and chocolate, but the real gift for mothers, on this day to celebrate us, is really having ourselves and our …

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