• 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

Here’s Why Many Working Mothers Have More Time Than They Think They Do

August 03, 2015  | Read More »

We know the familiar narrative: Women really can’t have it all, right? You can’t have a big job without sacrificing family life and giving your kids (or your house, or your partner, and most definitely yourself) short shrift. Laura Vanderkam, who writes and speaks about time management and productivity, wants to explode that old story in her new book, “I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time” Women do have time for ambitious careers and family, she argues. It’s all about making conscious decisions with time. She explains:

Suicide spike boosts oversight of California women’s prison

August 03, 2015  | Read More »

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A spike in suicides and attempted suicides has prompted corrections officials to step up oversight at a California women’s prison as inspectors try to pinpoint the cause of the troubling increase. Four women have killed themselves at California Institution for Women in San Bernardino County in the last 18 months, according to state records. The suicide rate at the facility is more than eight times the national rate for female inmates and more than five times the rate for the entire California prison system.

Young Female Programmers Design Apps for Girls

August 03, 2015  | Read More »

PITTSBURGH (WOMENSENEWS)--When she was growing up, Tina Gong felt alienated from her body. It wasn't until she was in college, away from her conservative Chinese family, that she felt comfortable recognizing her own sexual desires. For Gong, who graduated from New York University with a degree in linguistics, the next step was clear: create an app that teaches teen girls that masturbation is a healthy and natural part of life. "We need an alternative story that tries to give girls the alternative message; that their bodies aren't for male pleasure, but can be for their own," Gong, 25, said in an email interview. "I think every product naturally comes from trying to solve a problem that you have, or in this case, finding a place of harmony for parts of yourself that feel dissonant."

Rohingya Women Flee Violence Only to Be Sold Into Marriage

August 03, 2015  | Read More »

GELUGOR, Malaysia — The young woman had been penned in a camp in the sweltering jungle of southern Thailand for two months when she was offered a deal. She fled Myanmar this year hoping to reach safety in Malaysia, after anti-Muslim rioters burned her village. But her family could not afford the $1,260 the smugglers demanded to complete the journey. A stranger was willing to pay for her freedom, the smugglers said, if she agreed to marry him. “I was allowed to call my parents, and they said that if I was willing, it would be better for all the family,” said the woman, Shahidah Yunus, 22. “I understood what I must do.” She joined the hundreds of young Rohingya women from Myanmar sold into marriage to Rohingya men already in Malaysia as the price of escaping violence and poverty in their homeland.


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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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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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