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Femvertising,

Femvertising, "#RapeHoax", Food Security Part II

Femvertising: including women on ad campaigns has proven successful for huge corporations. "#RapeHoax": A smear campaign ...

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TTC Extra: Cannes Film Festival's

TTC Extra: Cannes Film Festival's "Heelgate"

A controversy dubbed "Heelgate" at the Cannes Film Festival. Women were turned away from the red carpet if they were not ...

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Talking Barbie Could Eavesdrop On Kids, Critics Warn

May 27, 2015  | Read More »

Mattel has plans to release a tech-savvy, wifi-connected doll called "Hello Barbie." And, apparently, she can have whole conversations with you. Here's how Hello Barbie works: Kids press a button on the doll, and "Hello Barbie" asks them questions. An embedded microphone records the children's responses and sends them to ToyTalk, a San Francisco-based startup. ToyTalk records the information and responds. The point, it seems, is for kids to form an actual relationship with their doll.

Hillary Clinton Tells Voters She’s Listening, and Learning

May 27, 2015  | Read More »

One day last month, in the middle of a furniture factory here, Hillary Rodham Clinton finished prepared remarks about her presidential candidacy and opened the floor for discussion. A middle-aged worker, Pamela Livengood, began to speak, tentatively at first, about the drug addiction that has tormented her daughter and left her granddaughter in her care.

Carly Fiorina Stalks Hillary Clinton in South Carolina Showdown

May 27, 2015  | Read More »

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham are scheduled to be almost side-by-side campaigning Wednesday in the early presidential state of South Carolina, where Mrs. Clinton lost a bitter contest against President Obama in the 2008 Democratic presidential primary.

Law is the Least Diverse Profession in the Nation. And Lawyers aren’t Doing Enough to Change that.

Law is the Least Diverse Profession in the Nation. And Lawyers aren’t Doing Enough to Change that.

May 27, 2015  | Read More »

From the outside, the legal profession seems to be growing ever more diverse. Three women are now on the Supreme Court. Loretta Lynch is the second African American to hold the position of attorney general. The president and first lady are lawyers of color. Yet according to Bureau of Labor statistics, law is one of the least racially diverse professions in the nation. Eighty-eight percent of lawyers are white. Other careers do better — 81 percent of architects and engineers are white; 78 percent of accountants are white; and 72 percent of physicians and surgeons are white.


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Femvertising, "#RapeHoax" and Food Security Part II

May 22, 2015 Femvertising,

This week on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, our panelists discuss  the fourth wave of feminism, the social media campaign #rapehoax, and part two of our series on food security.

On the panel this week joining host Bonnie Erbe is Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Liberal Commentator, Erin Matson; Network of Enlightened Women President Karin Agness; and Founder, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of the Hispanic Post Clara Del Villar.


Click read more to see what they had to say!

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Cindy Williams on #HeelGate

May 20, 2015 Cindy Williams on #HeelGate

It’s being called Cannes #HeelGate.  Women at the famed Cannes Film Festival have been reportedly turned away from Sunday’s premiere of Todd Haynes’ ‘50s lesbian romance Carol for wearing flats.  To the Contrary interviewed Cindy Williams of Laverne and Shirley fame (about her new book Shirley, I Jest)  and she says leave it to the French. Here's what she told us.

Twitter users pointed out how the incident underscores some of the gender equality problems in the film industry despite the fact that pay equity is one of the big issues up for discussion at the festival.

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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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