By Susan Garraty
Your daily scoop of What State of the Union is watching today, May 15, 2014.
1. September 11th Memorial Museum Opens. It was an attack that killed thousands and opened a gaping wound in the hearts of Americans and many others world. Presidents Obama and Clinton joined New York Mayors Bill de Blasio, Michael Bloomberg and Rudy Giuliani to officially dedicate the September 11th Memorial Museum. In a moving ceremony including victims’ families, survivors, first responders and other invited guests, the dimly lit underground memorial located at bedrock offered a somber reminder of the depth of feelings many still hold of the worst foreign strike ever conducted on US soil.
By Deena Zaru
Warm weather is here and with it come sundresses, barbecues, beach trips and of course, wedding season. As a woman in my 20’s, I’ve learned a lot about the expectations of womanhood from the politics of being a wedding guest.
I’ve noticed that at weddings, like in politics, barriers surrounding privacy and discretion go out the window and women are often expected to reveal their age, relationship status and plans for marriage and motherhood even when questioned by a stranger. Whether you consider yourself to be in the running for a spouse or not, if you dare show up to a wedding with a bare ring finger, you undergo a firing round of questions that allow your interrogator to classify you as a good catch, a bad catch or someone who has no desire to be caught at all.