The #MeToo movement has now officially reached Hawaiʻi. For the first time in millennial women’s memory, we have a high profile sexual harassment case against a sitting legislator. The president of the largest hotel workers’ union, inspired by #MeToo, is demanding panic buttons to protect women housekeeping staff against abusive hotel guests. Activists are criticizing the state … [Read more...] about The #MeToo movement has officially reached Hawai`i. Now what?
To the two sistahs who work the evening shift at the local convenience store, as well as all other small-minded, customer service bigots who work behind a counter and somehow think you are better than everyone else: You’re right. Maui is a small island, so the next time you open your mouth and talk smack to a customer, you should remember that. One of these days, you’ll say the … [Read more...] about Eh Sassy Convenience Store Clerks!
“It’s so stressful!” That was Haiku resident Shay Chan Hodges’ reaction to the delicate balance many 21st century women are trying to find between career and family. In her new project, Lean On and Lead, Hodges explores this social and economic struggle through first-hand accounts of working parents. The name is inspired by the reality that in order for a woman to lead … [Read more...] about Local Author Shay Chan Hodges Writes Ebook on 21st Century Mothers
THURSDAY, FEB. 14 FREE TAX PREP – Tis the season to file your taxes and AARP Foundation's Tax Aid Program is here to help! The program will offer free tax preparation assistance and e-filing of returns for low and moderate income wage earners. Help will be available through April 13 in Kahului, Lahaina, Kihei and Paia. Taxpayers must not have rental income, 10 or fewer stock … [Read more...] about Quetzal Guerrero and Valentines Burlesque and Timothy Wisdom and John Cruz
The Maui County Committee on the Status of Women is now accepting nominations for the 2013 “Women of Excellence” awards. The awards program will be held in March, Women’s History Month, and will recognize women in Maui County who have exhibited excellence in the following categories: • Young Woman of Promise (14-21 yrs.) • Woman of Excellence (21 yrs. and older) • Unsung … [Read more...] about Time To Nominate Women Of Excellence