Women's Film Festival
  • Women's Equality: A National Monument

    Women's Equality: A National Monument

    A documentary episode on the historic Belmont Paul Women’s Equality National Monument, the final headquarters of the National Woman’s Party. The 200-year-old home on Capitol Hill is a treasure trove of the Women’s Suffrage Movement.

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  • Nate Parker;<br>Trump Campaign; Burkini Controversy

    Nate Parker;
    Trump Campaign; Burkini Controversy

    "Birth of a Nation" director faces questions about past rape case, of which he was acquitted. Will the promotion of Kellyanne Conway along with the arrival of Steve Bannon bring women into the Trump camp? French towns ban swimsuit worn by some Muslim women.

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  • Hillary Clinton vs. Complacency; Intergenerational Poverty

    Hillary Clinton vs. Complacency; Intergenerational Poverty

    Can Clinton’s comfortable lead in the polls over Donald Trump lead to complacency? Growing up in “the other America” and how identity projects play a role in breaking the cycle of poverty.

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  • Hillary Accepts Nomination & <br> Role of Family in the Race

    Hillary Accepts Nomination &
    Role of Family in the Race

    Who had the better convention - Democrats or Republicans? And can Hillary unify the Democratic Party? Did the focus on family help the DNC? And, the battle of the daughters - Ivanka Trump versus Chelsea Clinton. PANEL: Debra Carnahan, Amber Smith, Jenifer Rajkumar, Jennifer Higgins

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Nate Parker; Donald Trump Campaign; Burkini Controversy

Nate Parker; Donald Trump Campaign; Burkini Controversy

Director faces questions about past, Trump's shake-up, and French towns ban burkinis.


TTC Extra: Dr. Mary Aiken on Cyberbullying Within Politics

TTC Extra: Dr. Mary Aiken on Cyberbullying Within Politics

Dr. Aiken on why the 2016 presidential election and cyberbullying between candidates.

Women's News

Meet the Woman Behind Women’s Equality Day

August 26, 2016  | Read More »

On Aug. 26, 1970, 50,000 women marched down New York City’s Fifth Avenue in an undeniable display of the strength of second-wave feminism. They were celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which granted American women the right to vote, but they were also protesting the limits and expectations placed on American womanhood, demanding changes to childcare and abortion policies and education and employment opportunities. Many abandoned their usual domestic duties for the day, with spiritual sisters across the country staging sit-ins and takeovers of all-male bars.

The Gender Pay Gap Means That More Women Will Be In Poverty Later In Life – But There Is Something The Government Can Do

August 26, 2016  | Read More »

This week’s report by IFS illuminates the persistence of the gender pay gap. It highlights that women in paid work receive about 18 per cent less per hour than men, with the gap widening consistently for 12 years after a first child is born, by which point women receive a staggering 33 per cent less pay per hour than men. Women over 40 are most affected.

10 Facts Worth Knowing About The U.S. Women’s Rights Movement

August 26, 2016  | Read More »

Today, 26 August, is Women’s Equality Day which commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920, granting women the right to vote. This day reflects the culmination of a movement which had begun in the 1830’s when rising middle-class American women, with an increasing educational background, began to critique the oppressive systems of the early 19th century. In honor of this day, we decided to put together some interesting facts about the origins of the women’s rights movement. This list will give you a better understanding of how the movement originated, and what supported its development.

Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs: ‘People Need To See’ The Birth Of A Nation

August 26, 2016  | Read More »

Aademy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs didn’t want to speak on Nate Parker’s personal issues, but she was adamant about one thing: People should see The Birth of a Nation.


Aboard the Arabella: Last Day, August 17 (Part 4)

August 26, 2016 Aboard the Arabella: Last Day, August 17 (Part 4)

By: Sallie Bingham 

I’ve been waiting to get on shore, but now I find waves of sentiment washing across my mood; this experience, with this boat and this crew, won’t be repeated. And it is precious. Yesterday we took the tender to Menemsha on Martha’s Vineyard, another of these seaside resort towns which easily become monotonous: the clam shack, the sailing boats and power boats tied to buoys, the little rowboats with motors skittering around. An attempt to walk left us on a trail through a bog and the deep, welcome shade of an oak forest, but in a matter of minutes, we were out on a paved road and that was the end of the “hike.”

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Aboard the Arabella:Tied up to a Buoy off Martha’s Vineyard, August 16 (Part 3)

August 25, 2016 Aboard the Arabella:Tied up to a Buoy off Martha’s Vineyard, August 16 (Part 3)

By: Sallie Bingham

One of Oscar Wilde’s poems, “The Ballad of Reading Gaol” has a line lamenting, “…that little tent of blue Which prisoners call the sky”—his feeling when jailed on charges of indecency or some such after his relationship with a young man was revealed. I used to repeat that line to myself when washing dishes in a Manhattan apartment beneath a window that opened onto an airshaft; now, it comes to mind in my tiny cabin with its porthole that shows a bit of sea and sky.

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About the Host - Bonnie Erbé

To The Contrary Host: Bonnie Erbé

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