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  • Women Thought Leaders

    Women Thought Leaders

    Watch our in-depth interview with Carrie Lukas as we continue our Women Thought Leaders series.

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  • Women in Politics; Childcare<br>Death Penalty

    Women in Politics; Childcare
    Death Penalty

    Women win big in the primaries so far, but will they be able to win against incumbents in the general election? Why women being able to write off childcare as a campaign expense is being called a “game changer.” Support for capital punishment is going down.

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  • R. Kelly, Babies in<br>Congress, Sen. Joni Ernst

    R. Kelly, Babies in
    Congress, Sen. Joni Ernst

    The Time’s Up movement tries to #MuteRKelly. What it’s like for Tammy Duckworth and other female lawmakers to have children while in office. The Republican from Iowa talks to us about Donald Trump, Planned Parenthood, and working with other women in Congress.

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Women in Politics; Childcare; Death Penalty

Women in Politics; Childcare; Death Penalty

Success for women, childcare & campaigns, and waning support for capital punishment

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TTC Extra: Two More Women May Have Deals With Trump

TTC Extra: Two More Women May Have Deals With Trump

Stormy Daniels's lawyer claims more women have similar deals

Women's News

Harvey Weinstein Arrested, Charged With Rape After Surrendering to Police
The Hollywood Reporter

May 25, 2018  | Read More »

It was the most dramatic twist to date in the downfall of the Oscar-winning producer who is facing criminal charges on multiple fronts, including in Los Angeles and London.

Morgan Freeman Is Accused of Sexual Harassment by Several Women

May 25, 2018  | Read More »

Morgan Freeman, one of the most celebrated actors in the film industry, has been accused of sexual harassment by several women, according to a report by CNN on Thursday. The accusations ranged from unwanted touching to sexually suggestive comments — on movie sets, in office environments and during meetings with the news media.

Women Who Fought to Lift the Women’s Driving Ban in Saudi Arabia are Getting Arrested
Vox

May 25, 2018  | Read More »

When Saudi Arabia announced last September that it would lift its ban on women driving, activists celebrated a step toward women’s equality in a nation known for restrictive, patriarchal laws. The lift is set to go into effect June 24. But over the past two weeks, 11 women’s rights activists were arrested by Saudi authorities. The crackdown, reported by several human rights groups, comes just a month before the ban is set to be lifted.

What My Wife’s Abortion Taught Me About Why Men Should Stand With Women in the Ireland Referendum
TIME

May 25, 2018  | Read More »

In 2004, my wife Helen and I heard that the baby we dearly wanted would not survive longer than an hour after birth. She was 11 weeks into the pregnancy when we learned the fetus had a condition called acrania—meaning that the skull would not form properly around the brain. And because we were in England—rather than my home country of Ireland—we immediately requested a termination, and received one just a few days later.


Blog

Women in Politics; Childcare; Death Penalty

May 20, 2018 Women in Politics; Childcare; Death Penalty

This week on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, our panelists discuss women candidates taking over the primaries, how child care and paid family leave is funded, and the death penalty.

On the panel this week joining host Bonnie Erbe is: Lara Brown, Associate Professor, George Washington University; Rina Shah, Republican Strategist; Julie Gunlock, Senior Fellow, Independent Women’s Forum; Atima Omara, President Emeritus, Young Democrats of America

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Enough is Enough; Girl Cub Scouts; How Change Happens

April 27, 2018 Enough is Enough; Girl Cub Scouts; How Change Happens

This week on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, our panelists Erin Matson, Patrice Lee Onwuka, Anushay Hossain, and Karin Lips discuss #EnoughIsEnough, Girl Cub Scouts, and Behind the Headlines: How Change Happens, a book by Leslie Crutchfield of Georgetown’s Global Social Enterprise Initiative.

On the panel this week joining host Bonnie Erbe is: Anushay Hossain, Founder, Anushay’s Point;  Patrice (Lee) Onwuka, Senior Policy Analyst at the Independent Women’s Voices; Karin Agness Lips, President, Network of Enlightened Women; Erin Matson, Co-Founder, Reproaction
 

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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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