Stories by Sharon Lerner

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Posted on: Dec 10, 2012, Source: The American Prospect

In a national pre-K landscape that is bleak at best, impoverished Oklahoma is making great strides in educating its youngest learners.

Posted on: Dec 6, 2010, Source: RH Reality Check

The dismantling of motherhood as we once knew it is no longer a paranoid futuristic fantasy, but rather a mostly dystopic reality.

Posted on: May 9, 2010, Source: The Nation

'I have a feeling most mothers would like some of the supports that would make it possible to keep on our upward trajectory without boiling over. I know I would.'

Posted on: Apr 1, 2010, Source: The Nation

How did an invigorated pro-choice movement, still pumped up from Democratic victories in 2008, wind up shafted? Where do we go from here?

Posted on: Aug 23, 2009, Source: The Nation

To be sure, no group is doing well under our network of private insurers. But women fare particularly badly.

Posted on: Jan 21, 2005, Source: The Nation

The government of Mississippi is marking the 32nd anniversary of <i>Roe v. Wade</i> by holding a week of prayer on the "sanctity of human life."

Posted on: Jan 20, 2005, Source: Village Voice

On the anniversary of <i>Roe v. Wade</i>, those who remember the days of illegal abortion fight to keep that time a distant memory.

Posted on: Oct 4, 2004, Source: The Nation

On the ground in Missouri, the practical reality of reaching the alienated single women who might not otherwise vote &#8211; while also winning over "security moms" and other undecided women who span the ideological spectrum &#8211; is proving complicated for Democrats.

Posted on: Jun 29, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The EPA and two doctors' groups have issued strong warnings about the dangers of eating mercury-laced fish. Then why is the White House working to loosen restrictions on mercury emissions from coal-burning power plants?

Posted on: Jun 21, 2004, Source: Village Voice

Although both parties are drooling over the prospect of attracting their vote, single women will need a lot more incentive to get to the polls come November.

Posted on: Jul 31, 2002, Source: Village Voice

An array of spiritual guides, coaches and renegade romantic consultants are doing their damnedest to help fix your love life.

Posted on: Jul 15, 2002, Source: Village Voice

With the release of the Women's Health Initiative report on the dangers of hormone replacement therapy, the medical establishment's most marginalized critics are finally proven right.

Posted on: Jul 2, 2002, Source: Village Voice

Kid's sexuality finds a champion in Judith Levine, causing conservatives and the mainstream media to attack her and her controversial book.

Posted on: Oct 31, 2001, Source: Village Voice

The military attack on Afghanistan is proving to be an excruciating dilemma for feminists, who are split over how to handle possibly the most misogynistic regime in the world.

Posted on: Aug 27, 2001, Source: Village Voice

For women hoping for both a career and a family, the conflict between biology and the workplace can provoke a frenzied midlife crunch.

Posted on: Apr 16, 2001, Source: Village Voice

The magnet therapy business is booming -- with annual revenues of $4 billion -- but do products like the "depression magnet cap" really work?