Stories by Ruth Rosen

Ruth Rosen, a former columnist for the Los Angeles Times, is a Professor Emeriti of History at U.C. Davis and a Scholar in Residence at the Center for the Study of Right-Wing Movements at U.C. Berkeley. Her most recent book is "The World Split Open: How the Modern Women’s Movement Changed America." subscribe to Ruth Rosen's feed

Posted on: Jun 7, 2016, Source: AlterNet

"We bear witness to an historic moment, as we did when Barack Obama became president."

Posted on: Sep 8, 2014, Source: Open Democracy 50.50

Domestic violence is just the tip of the iceberg. It may take another century before violence against women seems as barbaric and unacceptable as slavery does today.

Posted on: Dec 20, 2013, Source:

Poor women are often ignored or regarded with contempt in the U.S.

Posted on: Jul 23, 2013, Source: Open Democracy 50.50

Americans have grown more supportive of same -sex marriages, gun control, immigration reform and even taxes on the wealthiest individuals. But the war rages on over abortion.

Posted on: Feb 21, 2013, Source: Tom Dispatch

What the next half century will bring for the women's movement.

Posted on: Aug 31, 2012, Source:

Ever since 1980, African American women have been decisive in creating a gender gap that has helped elect Democratic Presidents.

Posted on: Oct 27, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Why are women more psychologically prepared for old age?

Posted on: Sep 28, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Baby boomers did not contribute to the economic decline of America. Actually, they helped create consumerist prosperity with teenager allowances and middle age purchases.

Posted on: May 13, 2011, Source: Dissent Magazine

"Between Two Worlds" takes us on a journey of the increasingly contentious factions within the American-Jewish community.

Posted on: Nov 3, 2010, Source: AlterNet

History reminds us that any social movement that changes the terms of debate will eventually change the national conversation. Why don't Democrats have the guts to do that?

Posted on: Jul 5, 2010, Source:

Without its grassroots female supporters, the Tea Party would have far less appeal to voters frightened by economic insecurity and the disappearance of a white Christian culture.

Posted on: Jun 16, 2010, Source: AlterNet

We will know a critical threshold has been reached when every magazine asks of every news story, "What does this mean for women and girls?"

Posted on: Jan 17, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Flame retardants in everyday products cause cancer, birth defects or endocrine disruption in every animal species studied.

Posted on: Apr 19, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The country I care so much about has breached some of the most important international conventions. Yet no one has been held accountable.

Posted on: Feb 18, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Advocates of women's equality have mobilized to make sure women are included in the "new" New Deal.

Posted on: Jan 30, 2009, Source: Religion Dispatches

Dems struck a family planning provision from the stimulus bill. What happens to the economy when a woman has a child without the means to support it?

Posted on: Aug 29, 2008, Source: AlterNet

McCain's veep pick is a proud member of Feminists for Life, which tries to convince young women that choice means giving up the right to 'choose.'

Posted on: Aug 6, 2008, Source: Wellesley Centers for Women

The oral testimonies in this biography offer a textured portrait of one of the most powerful women to challenge and change American society.

Posted on: Jul 4, 2008, Source: Truthdig

A new book explores the real populist vision that lies behind the shallow rhetoric to which we've been subjected during this election year.

Posted on: Sep 9, 2007, Source:

How the Bush government is now trying to prevent you from being able to use the Freedom of Information Act.