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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

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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

Judge Blocks Trump From Deporting Reunited Families
Vox

August 17, 2018  | Read More »

Hundreds of parents had been told to waive their children’s right to an asylum hearing to keep the family together.

Rape at Gunpoint is Illegal in America? Tell That to the Women We Work With
The Guardian

August 17, 2018  | Read More »

US law ignores the violence routinely suffered by women in prostitution, and actively criminalises victims. Here, after a Guardian investigation revealed the exploitation cycle in US prisons, two activists say enough is enough

When the Resistance Meets the Polls: A Historic Week for Women Politicians
The New York Times

August 17, 2018  | Read More »

Yes, that’s the sound of glass shattering ahead of the midterm elections. And female candidates are stomping through the wreckage.

‘Farewell to Our Queen’: How the World is Remembering Aretha Franklin
The Washington Post

August 17, 2018  | Read More »

The day after Aretha Franklin died in her home in Detroit, newspapers across the United States and abroad paid tribute to the Queen of Soul, whose music helped shape American culture.


Blog

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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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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