The GOP’s attempt to repeal Obamacare ended after the proposed “skinny bill” failed to garner enough votes. The Trump administration sparked outrage from LGBT groups by opposing employment protections and announcing plans to ban transgender soldiers. The New York Times’ Susan Chira’s op-ed shines light on the lack of female CEOs at Fortune 500 companies.Watch Video
A new Washington state law warns survivors if abusers are attempting to buy guns. The impact of family planning on global warming. Camille Paglia says Title IX is not helping women.Watch Video
To The Contrary interviews award winning journalist, Jill Filipovic.
The former first lady looks back on the criticism she faced
Women in the United States are having fewer babies than ever before — and much later in life, according to data released by National Center for Health Statistics. Researchers found that the total number of births per 1,000 women between the ages of 15 and 44 dropped from 62.5 per 1,000 in the first quarter of 2016 to 61.5 per 1,000 in the first quarter of 2017.
The Mooch has been replaced. Or, at least according to reports by The Daily Caller he has. The conservative news site reported late Tuesday evening that Hope Hicks would be named the new White House Communications Director.
On National Women's Day in Tunisia, celebrated last Sunday, President Beji Caid Essebsi announced the review of a law that demands that a man receive twice the share of an inheritance as a woman. Changing this would put Tunisia at the forefront of a progressive revolution on an issue that affects many Muslim-majority countries. But Essebsi's announcement has been met with consternation — not least from many Tunisian women.
Alaina Shearer faced sexism throughout her media career. In her early radio jobs, male co-hosts complained when she didn't laugh at their sexist jokes. Then she was fired without cause. In an interview, a hiring manager at a big radio station asked if she planned to get pregnant soon. Why? Because pregnant hosts got great ratings, he said.
by Skylar Braswell
Growing up, I had heard the name O.J. Simpson constantly in my home. I was born in 1994, when O.J. Simpson went to trial accused of killing his ex wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Lyle Goldman. I had no clue who he was and as I was growing up, I assumed he was an uncle or distant relative. When he was found guilty of a different crime, I gained the courage to finally ask my mother who he was. She used this moment as what many African American families consider, “The Talk”. She explained to me racial tensions within society, what it meant to commit a murder and police brutality.
“My biggest accomplishment is that people look at me like a man first, not a black man.” - O.J. Simpson, 1969.Read More »
This week on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, our panelists discuss the GOP’s bill intended to repeal and replace Obamacare, the Trump administration’s attack against the LGBTQ community and the lack of women CEOs at Fortune 500 companies.
On the panel this week joining host Bonnie Erbe is: Former Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD); Patrice Onwuka, Senior Policy Analyst, Independent Women’s Voices; Rina Shah, Republican Strategist; Debra Carnahan, Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor
Click read more to see what they had to say!Read More »
Support for pbs.org provided by:
The "Skinny Bill", Trump and LGBT issues, Women CEOs
Answer questions correctly and we'll send you To The Contrary memorabilia!Take the Latest Quiz »
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 ...More »