• Coming up this week on To The Contrary

    Coming up this week on To The Contrary

    We revisit discussions on several international topics, including Afghanistan's "third gender" Bacha Posh, night shelters, child brides in India, and child slavery featuring Shyima Hall.

  • 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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  • Food Security

    Food Security

    The threats to our food supply, including illness and environmental factors. And, the issues that arise with The transportation of goods.

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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 ...


TTC Extra: Successful Anti-Sexual Assault Program

TTC Extra: Successful Anti-Sexual Assault Program

Two Canadian universities have implemented a program which successfully reduced sexual assault. The program gives ...

Women's News

Meet The Three GOP Women Leading The Charge To Defund Planned Parenthood

July 30, 2015  | Read More »

So far, as my colleague Mike DeBonis notes, men have been the primary voice of incredulousness in Washington over Planned Parenthood and three undercover videos that show the organization's officials casually discussing the procurement of fetal organs.

Should Female Athletes Have To Prove They Are Women?

July 30, 2015  | Read More »

Indian sprinter Dutee Chand recently secured the right to compete as a woman, even though her natural level of testosterone may exceed international track and field regulations for female athletes. Missing from news reports on Chand's "win" at the international Court of Arbitration for Sport is one key fact: The ruling has left Chand and others like her vulnerable because it specifies that, given new scientific evidence, the court might yet accept some biological marker as a legitimate means to determine which women can and cannot play.

Suicide Risk Tied To Women's Social Connectedness

July 30, 2015  | Read More »

Being connected to friends, family and social groups may offer some protection against suicide, suggests a new U.S. study. Among more than 70,000 women followed for almost 20 years, those who were the most socially connected were about 75 percent less likely than the least-connected to die by suicide.

Why Getting Into Elite Colleges Is Harder For Women

July 30, 2015  | Read More »

Getting accepted to an elite college has never been more difficult. So to all the young women who got in this year I say: Great job! You earned it. To the young men I say: Congrats. But just be thankful you didn’t have to apply as a woman.


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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TTC Millennial Voices
And Still I Rise

July 21, 2015 <b>TTC Millennial Voices</b><br> And Still I Rise

By: Aima Corinaldi

As an African American woman entering the workforce I have noticed how most leadership and high level positions are held by white men. I was excited when I found out I would be working with To the Contrary Associate Producer Ariel Edem to produce a package about African American women leaders in the labor force. I was very excited to be a part of creating this segment because it was directly related to me. After reading the book And Still I Rise: Black Women Labor Leaders, I delved even deeper into the issues of workforce inequality.  And Still I Rise was written by Kimberly Freeman Brown, who compiled 27 interviews from different female African American labor leaders nationwide. These women were from a variety of industries and shared their experiences throughout the different stages of their careers. The book highlights many of the issues African American women face that often times prevents them from excelling to leadership roles. I realized these were very serious issues I would probably face in the near future. Although women make up 51% of the US population this is not reflected when it comes to leadership. I had the privilege of sitting down with Ms. Brown and getting a more in depth look at the overall issue and her motivation for writing the book.

Ms. Brown outlines many of the issues that Black women in labor and in the work force in general face such as wage theft, sexual harassment, racial discrimination, and unequal pay for women. She explains that despite barriers, young Black women aspire to leadership positions and how important it is for them to see others like themselves in these roles. She goes on to acknowledge Black women labor leaders like Arlene Hope Baker and Clayola Brown stating, “they want to be sure that the voices of people who look like them, who aren’t often in decision-making positions as it relates to what they do for a living, they want to make sure that their voices are heard.”

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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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