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Woman Thought Leader: Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)

Woman Thought Leader: Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)

New leadership for women in Congress.

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Virginia Turns Blue

Virginia Turns Blue

Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) on historic wins in Virginia.

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Fetal Homicide Laws, Cohabitation & A Pioneering Female Veteran

November 08, 2019 Fetal Homicide Laws, Cohabitation & A Pioneering Female Veteran

This week on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, our panelists discuss fetal homicide laws, cohabitation and marriage and pioneering Veteran, Linda Bray.

On the panel this week joining host Bonnie Erbe is: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Rina Shah, Erin Matson, and Ann Stone.

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Most Powerful (White) Women Summit: Fortune's Failure to Diversity

November 04, 2019 Most Powerful (White) Women Summit: Fortune's Failure to Diversity

By Noel Gasca


Some of the most influential and innovative women in the world came together in Washington D.C. late last month during Fortune magazine’s annual Most Powerful Women Summit, which included notable speakers like American designer Tory Burch, Anita Hill, and even controversial figures like Kristjen Nielsen, the former United States Secretary of Homeland Security.

While most of the media coverage and conversation surrounding the summit was centered on Nielsen’s tense interview with Amna Nawaz, national correspondent for “PBS NewsHour”, perhaps it was too focused on Nielsen. Instead, maybe audience members and members of the press should have turned their attention towards questioning summit organizers about the lack of representation of women of color from the summit.

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Women's News

Women In Japan Are Fighting For The Right To Wear Glasses To Work
Refinery29

November 12, 2019  | Read More »

Ah, the tangled web of sexist workplace dress code violations women of the world must navigate daily. This week, it’s women in Japan who are protesting edicts from companies than ban (only women, not men) from wearing glasses in the workplace.

Elizabeth Warren On Getting Men to Vote for A Woman: 'How About We Give Them A Tough Smart Woman to Vote For' <br>CNN

Elizabeth Warren On Getting Men to Vote for A Woman: 'How About We Give Them A Tough Smart Woman to Vote For'
CNN

November 12, 2019  | Read More »

Amid personal attacks from Vice President Joe Biden about her policies and her campaign, Sen. Elizabeth Warren was asked by a voter on Monday about how to get men to vote for a woman for president. "How about we give them a tough, smart woman to vote for?" she responded at a town hall here in New Hampshire, to loud cheers from the audience.

An OB/GYN Mutilated Women With Unnecessary Hysterectomies, Tube Ties and ‘Cleanouts,’ Feds Say
The Washington Post

November 12, 2019  | Read More »

At Javaid Perwaiz’s gynecology practice in Chesapeake, Va., authorities say excessive surgery has been the norm for years. Women were given hysterectomies they didn’t need or want and underwent surgical procedures to remove growths they didn’t have, according to court documents. When one woman consulted with a fertility doctor after trouble conceiving, authorities said, she learned Perwaiz had burned her fallopian tubes “down to nubs” — without her knowledge.

Interview With One Of The Most Intriguing Women In Cannabis, Mary Jane Gibson
Forbes

November 12, 2019  | Read More »

Oh, to be named Mary Jane and work in the legal cannabis industry! Melding life and ambition together in the aural metaphor, Mary Jane Gibson is lucky to have her name identify with our favorite plant— cannabis. Actress, writer and former lifestyle, entertainment and culture editor at High Times, Mary Jane has been traveling the world tracking the legalization of adult use cannabis and medical marijuana since 2007. She’s creative, and she certainly can write — be sure to check out her recent articles for Rolling Stone.

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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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