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GOP Healthcare, Losing Ground, Crunk Feminism

GOP Healthcare, Losing Ground, Crunk Feminism

The GOP's healthcare plan, women's progress and crunk feminism.

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TTC Extra: Wonder Woman as Role Model

TTC Extra: Wonder Woman as Role Model

The new movie is getting rave reviews for several reasons.

Women's News

Sarah Palin Sues New York Times For Defamation
BBC

June 28, 2017  | Read More »

Former Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin is suing the New York Times for accusing her of incitement in a mass shooting. In the defamation case, Mrs Palin says the newspaper published a statement about her that it "knew to be false". A 14 June editorial appeared to tie Mrs Palin to a 2011 shooting spree that left congresswoman Gabby Giffords seriously wounded and six others dead.

‘I Bet She Treats You Well’: Trump Calls Over Irish Reporter, Compliments Her ‘Nice Smile’
The Washington Post

June 28, 2017  | Read More »

While President Trump spoke over the phone with Ireland’s new prime minister Leo Varadkar Tuesday, congratulating him on his recent win, he made eye contact with a female reporter in the room.

Refusing To Answer This One Job Interview Question Helps Men - But Hurts Women
Money Magazine

June 28, 2017  | Read More »

When it comes to job interviews, playing coy can pay off—at least for men. Across the board, people who are asked about their salary history but refuse to disclose their pay tend to make more than those who willingly give up that information, according to new research from PayScale.

Women’s Rights Groups Condemn Ban On Pregnant Schoolgirls In Tanzania
Humanosphere

June 28, 2017  | Read More »

Women’s rights groups have condemned Tanzanian President John Magufuli’s comments that schoolgirls who give birth should be banned from state schools. An online petition has been set up and a pan-African women’s organization is mobilizing to get the president to reverse comments he made at a rally in Tanzania’s coast region last Thursday, where he argued that if the girls were permitted to resume studies, they would encourage other schoolgirls to engage in sex.


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GOP Healthcare, Losing Ground, Crunk Feminism

June 23, 2017 GOP Healthcare, Losing Ground, Crunk Feminism

This week on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, our panelists discuss the Republicans’ healthcare bill, why young women’s progress is stalling, and Crunk Feminism.

On the panel this week joining host Bonnie Erbe are Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC);  Atima Omara, President Emeritus, Young Democrats of America; Patrice Lee Onwuka, Senior Policy Analyst, Independent Women’s Voice; and Rina Shah, Republican Strategist.

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Amy Ziff of the Feminist Rock Band BETTY

June 16, 2017 Amy Ziff of the Feminist Rock Band BETTY

She talks about her music and the social effect of feminist rock. Known for providing songs for HBO's Encyclopedia and performing the theme for The L Word on Showtime, BETTY has been playing for over 30 years. Amid the discussion, we hear snippets from BETTY's new CD, On the Rocks, and catch glimpses of their live performances.

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About the Host - Bonnie Erbé

To The Contrary Host: Bonnie Erbé

Bonnie Erbé is a nonpartisan, award-winning American journalist and television host based in the Washington, D.C. area who has ...

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