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Femvertising,

Femvertising, "#RapeHoax", Food Security Part II

Femvertising: including women on ad campaigns has proven successful for huge corporations. "#RapeHoax": A smear campaign ...

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TTC Extra: Cannes Film Festival's

TTC Extra: Cannes Film Festival's "Heelgate"

A controversy dubbed "Heelgate" at the Cannes Film Festival. Women were turned away from the red carpet if they were not ...

Women's News

Denver ComicCon Had an All-Male “Women in Comics” Panel

May 27, 2015  | Read More »

The past few years have seen a lot of discussion (and a lot of misogynist backlash) about improving women's experience of “geek” spaces such as video gaming, sci-fi conventions, and comics. So it was especially puzzling to see that Denver ComicCon, one of the biggest comic conventions in the country, convened a panel called Women in Comics that had no actual women sitting onstage.

10 Words Every Girl Should Learn

May 27, 2015  | Read More »

This article updated from original, which appeared in Role Reboot. "Stop interrupting me." "I just said that." "No explanation needed." In fifth grade, I won the school courtesy prize. In other words, I won an award for being polite. My brother, on the other hand, was considered the class comedian. We were very typically socialized as a "young lady" and a "boy being a boy." Globally, childhood politeness lessons are gender asymmetrical. We socialize girls to take turns, listen more carefully, not curse and resist interrupting in ways we do not expect boys to. Put another way, we generally teach girls subservient habits and boys to exercise dominance.

Talking Barbie Could Eavesdrop On Kids, Critics Warn

May 27, 2015  | Read More »

Mattel has plans to release a tech-savvy, wifi-connected doll called "Hello Barbie." And, apparently, she can have whole conversations with you. Here's how Hello Barbie works: Kids press a button on the doll, and "Hello Barbie" asks them questions. An embedded microphone records the children's responses and sends them to ToyTalk, a San Francisco-based startup. ToyTalk records the information and responds. The point, it seems, is for kids to form an actual relationship with their doll.

Hillary Clinton Tells Voters She’s Listening, and Learning

May 27, 2015  | Read More »

One day last month, in the middle of a furniture factory here, Hillary Rodham Clinton finished prepared remarks about her presidential candidacy and opened the floor for discussion. A middle-aged worker, Pamela Livengood, began to speak, tentatively at first, about the drug addiction that has tormented her daughter and left her granddaughter in her care.


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Femvertising, "#RapeHoax" and Food Security Part II

May 22, 2015 Femvertising,

This week on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, our panelists discuss  the fourth wave of feminism, the social media campaign #rapehoax, and part two of our series on food security.

On the panel this week joining host Bonnie Erbe is Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Liberal Commentator, Erin Matson; Network of Enlightened Women President Karin Agness; and Founder, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of the Hispanic Post Clara Del Villar.


Click read more to see what they had to say!

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Cindy Williams on #HeelGate

May 20, 2015 Cindy Williams on #HeelGate

It’s being called Cannes #HeelGate.  Women at the famed Cannes Film Festival have been reportedly turned away from Sunday’s premiere of Todd Haynes’ ‘50s lesbian romance Carol for wearing flats.  To the Contrary interviewed Cindy Williams of Laverne and Shirley fame (about her new book Shirley, I Jest)  and she says leave it to the French. Here's what she told us.

Twitter users pointed out how the incident underscores some of the gender equality problems in the film industry despite the fact that pay equity is one of the big issues up for discussion at the festival.

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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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