• Bacha Posh; Night Shelters; <br> Child Brides; Child Slavery

    Bacha Posh; Night Shelters;
    Child Brides; Child Slavery

    A young Afghan girl dressed up and raised as a boy, a shelter in India that offers protection for young children, young girls being married off in India, and once-child-slave Shyima Hall tells her story.

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  • Stopping Sexual Assault<br>On Campus and in the Military

    Stopping Sexual Assault
    On Campus and in the Military

    Stopping sexual assault has become the focus of two institutions: higher education and the military. We take a look at what has been done and what more could be done to stop more people from becoming victims.

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  • Millennial Feminists & Armchair Activism

    Millennial Feminists & Armchair Activism

    Millennial Feminists: Some older feminists say millennials are not as feminist as they hoped. Meanwhile, some young women flood social media with #WhyIDontNeedFeminism. Armchair Activism: Are young feminist activists spending too much time online and not doing enough in the "real world"? PANEL: Erin Matson, Rina Shah Bharara, Anushay Hossain, Francesca Chambers

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  • Entitlements; Discipline in Public Schools

    Entitlements; Discipline in Public Schools

    Entitlements; Lawmakers proposing restrictions to welfare. Discipline in Public Schools; Are minority girls disciplined in school more harshly than others? PANEL: Anushay Hossain, Jennifer Marshall, Danielle Moodie-Mills, and Darlene Kennedy.

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Stopping Sexual Assault on Campus and in the Military

Stopping Sexual Assault on Campus and in the Military

Stopping sexual assault has become the focus of two institutions: higher education and the military. We take a look at what ...

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#FlashbackFriday: One Child No Longer?

#FlashbackFriday: One Child No Longer?

A Chinese government think tank is encouraging the government to overturn its one child policy. See what our panelists think ...

Women's News

Invisible Women? Hollywood's Female Superhero Problem

July 31, 2015  | Read More »

The list of male superheroes starring in their own big-screen escapades is bigger than Tony Stark's ego, and the billions of dollars these films have generated rival the fortunes of the well-off tinkerer. However, in spite of Hollywood's continued fascination with supermen, a new surge of female power could finally electrify the genre and more closely resemble the audiences of comic book adaptations. That's the apparent takeaway from Marvel Studios' latest release, "Ant-Man." The film concludes with — spoiler alert — Evangeline Lilly's character, Hope Van Dyne, being bestowed with her late mother's prototype superhero suit and alter-ego. When she spots the ensemble, she satisfyingly informs her inventor father, "It's about damn time." It likely is, considering 42 percent of "Ant-Man" ticket buyers on opening weekend were women.

Meet the Male Writers Who Hide Their Gender to Attract Female Readers

July 31, 2015  | Read More »

Sean Thomas’s first published books were unsuccessful. They were literary, mostly, exploring themes of masculinity in the modern world, and they did not sell well. As middle age crept up without financial security, his agent began nudging him towards Da Vinci Code-inspired thrillers. He couldn’t see putting his real name on them. “My own name was associated with freelance journalism about art, sex and politics, and had the taint of literary failure. Also, it just wasn’t butch enough”, says Thomas. Tom Knox, his new alter-ego, was born, and sales soared.

Study: Girls Do Better in School When Taught by Women

July 31, 2015  | Read More »

Sorry, boys, but the news only gets worse. Across the board, data show that women are better students than men. From test scores to college graduation rates, females outperform males in almost every metric of educational achievement. Now, two economists from Texas A&M University report that schoolgirls do even better than their male counterparts when they are taught by female teachers. Specifically, the authors found a significant change in female test scores in math—long considered the last bastion of male educational dominance—when taught by a woman instead of a man.

The Latest Anti-Choice Move: Try To Take Custody Of a Woman's Fetus

July 31, 2015  | Read More »

States have tried all sorts of things to prevent women from having abortions. They’ve enacted waiting periods, ultrasound laws and parental notifications. They’ve passed laws that force doctors to lie to women and force women to visit with ideological zealots. Some legislators have even attempted to make women get a man’s consent before obtaining the procedure – a paternalistic permission slip to access their legal rights.


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International Women

July 31, 2015 International Women

This week on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, our panelists revisit international women’s issues, including Bacha Posh, Night Shelters, Child Brides and Child Slavery.

On the panel this week joining host Bonnie Erbe is:

  • The Gender Equality Project’s Megan Beyer

  • Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy

  • Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)

  • Republican Strategist Rina Shah Bharara

  • Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD)

  • National Network to End Domestic Violence’s Kim Gandy

  • Republican Pollster Kellyanne Conway

  • Progressive Journalist Anushay Hossain

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Sexual Assault on College Campuses & in the Military

July 28, 2015 Sexual Assault on College Campuses & in the Military

This week on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, our panelists discuss executing preventive measures to combat sexual assault on college campuses and the military.

On the panel this week joining host  Bonnie Erbe is Feminist Majority Foundation President Eleanor Smeal, Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy, Civil Rights Lawyer Jenifer Rajkumar, and Senior Fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum Amber Smith.


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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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