In the aftermath of September 11, 2001, the retired fireboat John J. Harvey was called back into service to fight blazes and aid survivors. Jessica DuLong, the boat’s engineer and a freelance journalist, recounts this time in “My River Chronicles.”
An estimated one-half of the more than 13,000 women who carried out emergency work at Ground Zero four years ago report health ailments. As Congress considers cutting aid for such responders, advocates cry foul.
More than $10 billion dollars is slated to repair the damage in lower Manhattan wrought by the attack of Sept. 11, 2001. With worker shortages in the construction trades, organizations are reaching out to women for the highly paid jobs.
Terror knows no gender, but reactions to it do. On this day of remembrance and apprehension, Women’s Enews presents two commentaries that reflect in part the very different experiences and reactions of women and men to the Sept. 11 attacks.
Women academics are redefining what the phrase “national security” should mean, after Sept. 11 and during continual anti-terrorism initiatives. Step one would be to get women involved in the peace and safety initiatives.
(WOMENSENEWS)–Dated methodology suggesting women have shorter work-life expectancies than men could leave relatives of female Sept. 11 victims with smaller monetary awards than those who lost men in the terrorist attacks.
A panel of economists has said that the fund’s preliminary rules contain "glaring errors in methodology," and treat female workers unfairly.
Amy Sancetta, a veteran AP sports photographer and Pulitzer Prize winner, captured not only the aftermath of the World Trade Center attack, but also the poignant fliers for missing persons and the generosity of small-town America.
An Emergency Medical Service paramedic promoted to paperwork dashed out with face mask and oxygen to help victims of Sept. 11. Now she remembers why she became an EMS worker, and she knows people are more important than paper.