Tag Archives: Women

National Taxpayer Advocate Blog

While I was attending the Tax Controversy Forum hosted by New York University’s School of Professional Studies in New York City, I had the pleasure of hearing the National Taxpayer Advocate give a keynote speech.  National Taxpayer Advocate, Nina Olson, started off her talk with the potential impact of upcoming budget cuts on the IRS and the release of her upcoming report on June 28th.  She also informed everyone that the National Taxpayer Advocate Blog has restarted its regular weekly blog postings on Wednesdays.  Check it out for some summer reading.


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Martha Coakley Announces Run for Governor

It is official.  Attorney General Martha Coakley has announced that she is running for Governor of Massachusetts.  Listed below are the other candidates running

For the Republicans:

For the Democrats:

UPDATE 10/30/2013:

For the Independents:

  • Jeffrey McCormick [campaign page forthcoming]

For the United Independent Party:

For the Democrats (sort of):

  • Daniel Wolf (suspended his campaigning for the moment) [campaign page forthcoming]
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Miss Representation

Miss Representation.org is a group and movement that aspires to eradicate gender stereotypes.  They believe that gender stereotypes exist because the media places youth, beauty, and sexuality as the ultimate value indicators of women.  Women are not appreciated based on their intelligence.  The group states that women are revered based on their sex appeal because of the media’s portrayal of females in movies, commercials, television shows, and magazines.

To help with their campaign, Miss Representation created a documentary film.  Click on the link to see the trailer.

If you are interested in seeing the entire film, the movie will be shown at the Suffolk University Law School on Tuesday, October 25th at 6pm.  The law school is at 120 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02108.  The screening will be in the Main Function Room which is on the first floor and directly across from the main entrance of the building, on the other side of the foyer, beyond the elevators.

Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend due to work obligations.  But, if you’re interested in learning more about the movement and how media impacts the portrayal of women, then you should check it out!

Update [10/15/2011]: Tickets will cost $10 (for non-members).  Tickets can be purchased at the registration website at this link.

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