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Female Governors; MeToo Fizzling?; Progressive Democrats

Female Governors; MeToo Fizzling?; Progressive Democrats

Record numbers running, challenge for MeToo, future of the left


TTC Extra: Sexist Bias in Movie Critics?

TTC Extra: Sexist Bias in Movie Critics?

Male critics are harsher on women-led films

Women's News

Emerge Lights The Fuse As Women's Political Power Takes Off
San Fransisco Chronicle

August 21, 2018  | Read More »

It’s been a good year for women in politics in San Francisco, and Andrea Dew Steele can take some of the credit.

Muslim Women Poised To Make Political History

August 21, 2018  | Read More »

NPR's Lakshmi Singh talks with Palestinian-American Rashida Tlaib, who won her Detroit-area primary last week and runs unopposed in November. She's set to be among the first Muslim women in Congress.

The Women Code Breakers Who Un-Masked Soviet Spies

August 21, 2018  | Read More »

Numbers came easily to Angeline Nanni. As a girl of 12 in rural Pennsylvania during the Great Depression, she kept the books in her father’s grocery store. In high school, she took all the accounting classes on offer. Enrolled in beauty school after graduation—cosmetology being one of the few fields open to women in the 1940s—Angie focused on the business side while her sisters, Mimi and Virginia, learned to style hair. Before the war, the three Nanni sisters had opened a beauty parlor in Blairsville, Pennsylvania, and Angie ran it. So yes, numbers were her calling.

Why Omarosa's Antics Will Fail To Undermine Trump's Progress For Black Americans
Washington Examiner

August 21, 2018  | Read More »

No one is surprised that Omarosa Manigault Newman’s new tell-all book is gossipy, salacious, and full of questionable or false allegations. What’s baffling, though, is how a woman who built a career on her closeness and loyalty to President Trump could now knock off Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., as the president’s archnemesis.


Breaking Records, #MeToo Movement Fizzle?, Progressive Democrats

August 10, 2018 Breaking Records, #MeToo Movement Fizzle?, Progressive Democrats

This week on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, our panelists discuss female politician success in the primaries, the #MeToo movement and a shift within the Democratic Party.

On the panel this week joining host Bonnie Erbe is: Ann Stone, Co-Founder, Women For Trump; Fmr. Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD); Jo Ousterhout, Consultant & Strategist, Women’s Leadership; Patrice Lee Onwuka,Senior Policy Analyst at the Independent Women’s Voices

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EDM Festivals and Females: Looking Beyond the Party

August 07, 2018

Electronic Dance Music (EDM) festivals like the upcoming Moonrise Festival bring thousands of people together to dance the day and night away. To an outside observer, the EDM scene can seem eccentric, even uncouth. It's common to see girls at EDM festivals dressed in nothing but a bra and booty shorts. Their bodies and faces are sometimes painted, and they could easily be sporting butterfly wings attached to their backs as they jump around to a loud beat. Upon closer examination, however, the rave scene is offering women more than a just place to let loose and party.

Electronic Dance Music is a genre that is replacing traditional guitars and drums for MIDI Keyboards/Controllers and DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) systems. Sounds high-tech? Well, it takes engineering skills and a strong knowledge of hardware and software to DJ at a music festival. And don't let the techy talk fool you. This is an area where many women are thriving.

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The Host

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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