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December 19 2018

‘Year Of The Woman’ • WGBH

featuring Jennifer C. Braceras

The original "Year Of The Woman" was in 1992, but for many, 2018 marked a renewal, with women making history in elected office and beyond. After this year's midterms, a record 102 members of the U.S. House of Representatives will be women, including the first African-American woman in the Massachusetts delegation: Rep. Ayanna Pressley.

This was also the year of #MeToo, which began in earnest in 2017 and went global this year. Powerful men like CBS head Les Moonves, casino mogul Steve Wynn, and New York A-G Eric Schneiderman lost their jobs, and actor Bill Cosby and former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar went to prison. Other high-profile accused men, like new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, went unscathed.

Jim Braude was joined by Jennifer Braceras, senior fellow with the Independent Women's Forum; Michael Curry, former president of the Boston NAACP, now chair of the national NAACP Advocacy & Policy Committee; and Martha Coakley, former state Attorney General, now partner at Foley Hoag.

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Independent Women's Forum is an educational 501(c)(3) dedicated to developing and advancing policies that aren’t just well intended, but actually enhance people’s freedom, choices, and opportunities. IWF is the sister organization of the Independent Women’s Voice.​
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